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Radiation Safety Training

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Minnesota Department of Health regulations require that all individuals who work in areas where radioisotopes are used and/or personal radiation monitoring is required, must receive radiation protection training prior to working in such areas, or using sources of ionizing radiation.

Training must cover some or all of the following topics, depending on whether the trainee is a user of radioisotopes or not.

Training Topics

To register and take the online training, go to the  Safety Training Registration Site, follow instructions under heading #1, then select one of the following training:

  • Radiation Safety Training for Radioactive Material Users                                Required for individuals  who handle radioactive materials.  Also, all medical, dental, veterinary and research x-ray operators must complete this module for part of their radiation safety training, or
  • Radiation Safety Orientation Training                                                                    For staff and students (Non-rad material users) requiring access to radioactive material use areas and laboratories.
The Radiation Protection Division (RPD) of DEHS also offers annual in-person training as a part of its audit processes.  For information regarding the "In-person Radiation Protection Training",  please call: 612-626-6002.

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