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Training

Any person who will handle or work near ionizing radiation is required to receive training regarding hazards and safe practices. Training is required before you are working with the items. Our training programs require a periodic refresher – generally on an annual basis. You must complete the requirements for the refresher trainings so you will remain authorized to use or work around ionizing radiation.  Some of our training programs are completed online. Contact our office for your training requirements.

Open Source Training Class

The open source general radiation safety training is generally scheduled once a month. This training is for everyone working in a lab setting with open/loose sources of radioactive materials (powders, liquids, gases). Below you will find our upcoming training schedule. If you need training and cannot make one of the scheduled times listed, contact our office. The training usually takes 3 hours to complete. It covers radiation hazard information, exposure monitoring, safe use practices, instrumentation, and basic procedures for radiation workers on campus.

The lecture portion is the first half of the class and has a short exam to complete.  The second half of the time scheduled is for a hands-on demonstration and practical application of survey meter use.  Due to COVID-19 considerations, the first half will be given via Zoom if possible, or email self-study.  The second half will be scheduled individually with each student at our office location at an arranged time for the student and instructor.

Spring 2021

Please note that Radiation Safety has moved to the main EHS offices in East Stadium Hall. 

Date Location Part I

Schedule

Part II

Schedule

TBD 1425 Tee Martin Drive
414 East Stadium Hall
1:00-2:30 pm EST Arranged individually
TBD 1425 Tee Martin Drive
414 East Stadium Hall
1:00-2:30 pm EST Arranged individually
TBD 1425 Tee Martin Drive
414 East Stadium Hall
1:00-2:30 pm EST Arranged individually
TBD 1425 Tee Martin Drive
414 East Stadium Hall
1:00-2:30 pm EST Arranged individually
TBD 1425 Tee Martin Drive
414 East Stadium Hall
1:00-2:30 pm EST Arranged individually

Fall 2021

Please note that Radiation Safety has moved to the main EHS offices in East Stadium Hall. Training for the Fall semester will every second Tuesday of the month.

Date Location Part I & II

Schedule

8/10/2021 1425 Tee Martin Drive
316 East Stadium Hall
1:30-4:30 pm EST
9/14/2021 1425 Tee Martin Drive
316 East Stadium Hall
1:30-4:30 pm EST
10/12/2021 1425 Tee Martin Drive
316 East Stadium Hall
1:30-4:30 pm EST
11/9/2021 1425 Tee Martin Drive
316 East Stadium Hall
1:30-4:30 pm EST
12/14/2021 1425 Tee Martin Drive
316 East Stadium Hall
1:30-4:30 pm EST

To sign up for one of our courses, e-mail radiationsafety@utk.edu

How to find EHS [link]

Online Training

Several of our initial and annual refresher training programs are available online through UT Canvas. These include Radioactive Sealed Source, X-ray Machine, and Radiation Safety Training for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. To gain access to these trainings, you must be registered by our department.

Access Training

If your job requires you to enter areas that are posted for radioactive materials or x-ray machines, contact our department for access and applicable training requirements.