Radiation Safety

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  1. How do I get radiation safety training?

    Below are the courses that are offered at UC Berkeley. Click on the appropriate training for more information. Radiation Safety Initial Training New researchers who wish to work with Radioactive Materials and/or Radiation Producing Machines must first com ...

  2. How do I get approval to work with radiation?

    Permission to use radioactive materials or radiation producing machines (RPMs) at UC Berkeley is authorized by the issuance of a Radiation Use Authorization (RUA). NEW RUA If you would like to apply for a new RUA, click here.   EXISTING RUA Radioactive Ma ...

  3. Self-Survey Guidelines

    Your RUA will outline the minimum frequency required for documented surveys, but you are required to perform self-surveys routinely while you work with radioactivity or radiation, as they are the primary tool for detecting contamination and measuring radi ...

  4. How do I report a spill?

    Emergencies Involving Radioactive Materials EMERGENCIES Life threatening emergency or accident: 911 or (510) 642-6760. Notify Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) as soon as possible in case of area or personnel contamination or excessive exposure ...

  5. How to Perform a Swipe Survey and use an LSC

    In order to determine if there is any unfixed contamination in the lab, swipe (or wipe) surveys are the best tool. These swipes will then be counted in an appropriate radiation detector, usually a liquid scintillation counter (LSC). Swipe tests are the on ...

  6. How to Use Your Survey Meter

    Verify that the instrument is in calibration by checking the calibration sticker on the side of your instrument and confirming that the dates reflect a current calibration. Turn on your meter, as well as the audio and confirm that the batteries are good. ...

  7. Emergencies Involving Radioactive Materials

    Emergencies Life threatening emergency or accident: 911 or (510) 642-6760. Notify Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) as soon as possible in case of area or personnel contamination or excessive exposure to radiation and prior to attempting extensi ...

  8. Radiation Use Authorization (RUA) On-boarding

    RUA on-boarding is a short instructional session that covers the UC Berkeley specific information that you will need to start your work with radioactive materials.  You will also be issued dosimetry at this session if your RUA requires it for your planned ...

  9. On-boarding for Radioactive Materials RUA

    RUA on-boarding is a short instructional session that covers the UC Berkeley specific information that you will need to start your work with radioactive materials.  You will also be issued dosimetry at this session if your RUA requires it for your planned ...

  10. Radiation Safety Initial Training

    New researchers who wish to work with Radioactive Materials and/or Radiation Producing Machines must first complete their online radiation safety training at the UC Learning Center.   First- Take Online Radiation Safety Training EHS 401: Access the UC Lea ...

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