The Safe Use of Radioactive Materials course provides instruction to new users of radioactive materials. The curriculum covers radioactivity, radiation detection, biological effects of radiation, personal protective measures, user responsibilities, and regulatory requirements. Practical exercises using radiation detection equipment complete the course.
The Radiation Safety Office offers the Safe Use of Radioactive Materials course several times each year for those who would prefer lecture format. The class lasts about 4 hours. Authorized Users are emailed course times and dates.
The Pilot course format allows individuals to complete most of the curriculum using WSU’s intranet. Persons fulfill the course requirement at their own convenience, at their own pace. The course consists of three PowerPoint modules available on Pilot and a practical exercise. Quizzes following each module demonstrate completion of the course curriculum. A practical exercise using radiation detection equipment and reviewing important regulatory issues fulfills the course requirements.
Students register for the course by providing their WSU U-number (i.e., U00011111) to Kimberly Morris, Radiation Safety Officer (775-2169, firstname.lastname@example.org). Once registered, the RSO will email the student with instructions on accessing the course. The student should finish the Pilot course within 2 weeks.