All personnel who work in a laboratory where radioactive materials are present must complete Radiation Safety Training. Submission of a certificate or a suitable memo from another institution indicating that an equivalent course has previously been taken may substitute for the UTSA course requirement. The Radiation Safety Officer will determine if a course can be substituted. It is the responsibility of radioisotope users to protect non-users through safe work practices.
Ad hoc training sessions are available on request. Contact the Radiation Safety Officer to schedule an ad hoc training session.
Users of radiation-producing machines must have training appropriate to a machine and its degree of hazard. For minimal-threat machines, proper instruction in the operation of the machine and acknowledging an awareness of the inherent radiation hazard of the machine may be sufficient training. For more hazardous machines such as analytical x-ray diffraction, specific training is dictated by the state regulations and must be kept on file.