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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 training 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 and liquids). Below you will find our upcoming training schedule.

Please plan to attend our scheduled sessions. If you need training and cannot make our scheduled time listed, contact our office. We may be able to schedule another class, but we have limited availability. 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 at the university.

Current Schedule

Our training schedule is hosted at OIT Workshop Site for EHS

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.