Western Kentucky University

Environment, Health and Safety

Radiation Safety Training

In order to use radioactive sources and/or radiation producing equipment at WKU an online Radiation Safety training session must be completed. Annual Radiation safety training is required at WKU for all users of ionizing radiation sources. The training program is available on Blackboard. There are nine radiation safety training modules.

Module 1 – Radiological Fundamentals

Module 2 – Biological Effects

Module 3 – Radiation Limits

Module 4 – ALARA Program

Module 5 – Personnel Monitoring Program

Module 6 – Regulations and Contacts

Module 7 – General Records

Module 8 – Radiation Postings and Labels

Module 9 – Production of X – Rays

A quiz is given at the end of each of the nine training modules. A passing grade of 70% or higher is required. In-class presentations can be given by the RSO upon request.

The following are the sources of radiation that require the user to complete this radiation safety training:

sealed source, open source, portable and fixed gauges,
D-T neutron generators, D-D neutron generators,
XRD, XRF, Van de Graaff accelerator

To register for Radiation Safety Training click here.

To request in-class Radiation Safety Training click here.

 Last Modified 7/22/13