Training

Radioisotopes

Initial Training

All individuals, who will work in or frequent any area where radioactive material is used or stored, must receive radiation safety training. Discussion topics include the concept of ionizing radiation; units of radioactivity and radiation; the biological effects of radiation; maximum permissible exposures for workers and the general public; measurement and control of radiation; radiation survey and detection techniques; radiological emergency response procedures; radioactive waste disposal; safe radioactive material handling techniques; delegation and authority for regulatory compliance; and requirements of the campus radiation safety program.

Training is in-person. The schedule and registration for upcoming trainings is in RIMS.

Biannual refresher training

Is given to personnel who have completed the initial radiation safety training program to stay current with University and regulatory requirements. Topics include proper survey technique, emergency procedures, ordering and waste protocol, and recent changes to the Radiation Protection program.

Note: The material presented for any of the described radiation courses is only meant to supplement, not replace, the training offered by the principal investigator/supervisor in charge of each laboratory. Additional types of training (e.g., for ancillary or trades personnel, for class experiments, etc.) are also conducted annually or more frequently as needed. Special training sessions for any of the described courses can be arranged by calling 617-638-7052.


Lasers

Initial Training

All individuals, who will work with or frequent any area where Class 3b or 4 lasers are used, must receive Laser Safety training.

Training is online via RIMS. Departments may periodically schedule in-person training sessions to accomodate a larger number of laser users.

Biannual refresher training

Is given to personnel who have completed the initial laser safety training program to stay current with University and regulatory requirements.

Note: The material presented for any of the described laser courses is only meant to supplement, not replace, the training offered by the principal investigator/supervisor in charge of each laboratory. Additional types of training (e.g., for ancillary or trades personnel, for class experiments, etc.) are also conducted annually or more frequently as needed.


Fluoroscopy

Initial Training

All individuals, who will use or supervise the use of Fluorscopy must receive fluroscopy training.

Training includes an online component and an in-person lab.

Annual refresher training

Is given to personnel who have completed the initial fluoroscopy training program to stay current with BMC and regulatory requirements. The annual component can be completed online and is subject to an annual deadline of June 30th.