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Radiation Safety - Online Training

The MUSC Radiation Safety Office offers a variety of different online safety training courses. The training courses are intended for use by MUSC employees whose employment at MUSC include duties that could potentially expose them to ionizing radiation.  Access to the training is available on CATTS via self enrollment or by contacting radiationsafety@musc.edu to request assignment. Access to courses regarding the use of Irradiators and the Gamma Knife is restricted to employees who have successfully completed the appropriate security background process

Each training course is summarized below.

Radiation Safety Training -General Awareness (MUHA,MUSC): This course is designed to provide basic radiation safety training to non-radiation workers. Topics covered include: Sources of radiation, authorized users of radiation, recognizing radiation hazards, radiation protection principles and emergency procedures.

Radiation Safety Training-Radioactive Materials (MUSC): This course is designed to provide general radiation safety training for research laboratory staff at MUSC using radioactive materials.  This training, in addition to job specific training, is required by State and Federal regulations.  Topics covered include: Radiation physics, biological effects, radiation protection principles, regulatory and MUSC radiation safety program requirements and emergency procedures. 

Radiation Safety Training-Radiation Detection Equipment (MUSC): This course is designed to provide information regarding common types of radiation detection equipment utilized at MUSC and reviews general procedures for performing radiation contamination surveys.  This is an optional supplemental Radiation Safety training intended for individuals who perform contamination surveys and other interested parties. 

Radiation Safety Training -Radioactive Materials (MUHA): This training is intended for individuals whose occupational responsibilities require them to work with or near radioactive materials, including patients receiving radiation doses, at MUHA.  Topics covered include: Radiation physics, biological effects, radiation protection principles, regulatory and MUSC radiation safety program requirements and emergency procedures.

Radiation Safety Training for Irradiator Operators: This course is designed to provide basic radiation safety training to individuals that operate irradiators. The training includes general instruction on radiation protection principles, regulatory limits, health effects and emergency procedures.

Radiation Safety Training for Gamma Knife Operators:This course is designed to provide basic radiation safety training to individuals that operate Gamma Knives. The training includes, general instruction on radiation protection principles, regulatory limits, health effects and emergency procedures.

Radiation Safety Training -Radiation Producing Device (MUHA): This training is intended for individuals whose occupational responsibilities require them to work with or near radiation producing devices (RPD) at MUHA.  Topics covered include: Radiation physics, biological effects, radiation protection principles, regulatory and MUSC radiation safety program requirements and emergency procedures.

Radiation Safety Training - Laser Safety (MUHA): This training is intended for individuals whose occupational responsibilities require them to work with or in close proximity to medical laser systems. Topics covered include: Laser characteristics, laser classification, laser hazards, hazard controls, MUSC laser safety program requirements, and emergency procedures.

 

 
 
 

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