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NOTICE


Radiation Safety is taking steps to better support you with the addition of new radiation workers to your RAM authorization permits. The form available here is being put into use for this purpose. We ask that you, or your designated Radiation Safety Lab Contact, start using it for your new radiation workers when you have them take the Radiation Safety Exam, and for any other radiation workers you want added to your permit(s).

Radiation Safety Exam Schedule and Reservations


When: Radiation Safety exams are offered every Thursday during April-Aug, and every other Thursday Sept-March.  Exams are administered from 1:15 to 2:45 pm.

Where: Radiation Safety Office, 4533 Clayton Avenue, Second floor.  For access to the building, please call 314-362-3476.

What: Our radiation safety training manuals (study guides) are provided through the links below.

Radiation Safety Exam


Individuals must pass the institutional radiation safety examination (RSE) prior to working with radioactive materials without the direct supervision of their Authorized User or designated Laboratory Contact in order to ensure their understanding of the basic essentials of radioactivity and radiation safety practices. Currently, the RSE is fifty questions of a combination multiple-choice, true/false and fill-in-the-blank. A score of 75% is required to pass.

The Radiation Safety Exam Study Guide has been updated to reflect policy changes that are now in place.  The updated manual says "Version 2015" on the title page, and supercedes previous versions.

The study guide is intended to provide the research and laboratory medicine staff of Washington University and Affiliated Institutions a convenient summary of the basic essentials of radioactivity and radiation safety practices necessary to pass the institutional radiation safety examination, a requirement of personnel prior to their working with radioactive materials.

Signup for the Radiation Safety Exam.

PET Isotope Exam


Individuals must pass the institutional PET examination (PET) prior to working with positron-emitting isotopes without the direct supervision of their Authorized User or designated Laboratory Contact in order to ensure their understanding of the basic essentials of radioactivity and radiation safety practices appropriate for the use of positron-emitting radionuclides due to their unique characteristics and higher potentials for exposure. Currently, the PET is twenty five questions of a combination multiple-choice, true/false and fill-in-the-blank. A score of 75% is required to pass.

The Radiation Safety Information for PET Laboratory Personnel training manual is intended to provide a convenient compilation of the basic essentials of radioactivity and radiation safety practices appropriate for individuals planning to work in our positron emission tomography (PET) facilities.

You must pass the Radiation Safety Exam before taking the PET Isotope Exam.  Both of these exams can be scheduled for the same day, but the PET Isotope Exam will not be administered if the Radiation Safety Exam is not passed.

Signup for the PET Isotope Exam.

Self-Shielded Gamma Irradiator Exam


An individual needing to use one of the self-shielded gamma irradiators at Washington University and Medical Center may initiate the process by contacting Daniel Doenges at 314-362-2996, daniel.doenges@wustl.edu, or by calling the Radiation Safety Office main phone number 314-362-3476.

Radiation Safety Annual Training


Specific annual refresher and ALARA training modules are provided for the different categories of radioactive materials usage.  Please click here for detailed information on annual refresher and ALARA training.

Business Administrator Training


Radiation Safety now offers a series of 3 optional training modules designed for Business Administrators, Business Managers, Financial personnel, etc. who support Principal Investigators who use radioactive materials (RAM).
  • Module 1 - RAM authorizations & training
  • Module 2 - RAM orders and radwaste
  • Module 3 - Closeouts and authorization terminations
Anyone interested can take any combination of modules as appropriate based on the support they provide to Authorized Users.  The modules are available through Learn@Work access is easy using your WUSTL key.  If you do not have a WUSTL Key, please contact Casey Delf at 314-747-0460 or delfc@wustl.edu for instructions on obtaining one.  Please refer to this document for more information.

Lab Contact Training


All Lab Contact training sessions are held by appointment only in the Radiation Safety office, Floor 2 of 4533 Clayton Ave.  If you cannot enter the building, please call 314-362-3476 and someone will assist you.    Please note that due to the lengthy nature of this course, Radiation Safety reserves the right to cancel any session for which there is not a sufficient number of attendees pre-registered.
  • Thursday November 15, 2018  (9:3012:00)
  • Friday December 28, 2018  (1:304:00)
  • Monday January 28, 2019  (9:3012:00)
  • Tuesday February 19, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Thursday March 14, 2019  (9:3012:00)
  • Wednesday April 10, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Friday May 3, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Monday June 3, 2019  (9:3012:00)
  • Tuesday July 9, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Wednesday August 14, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Thursday September 19, 2019  (9:3012:00)
  • Friday October 25, 2019  (1:304:00)
  • Monday November 18, 2019  (9:3012:00)
  • Friday December 17, 2019  (9:3012:00)
To schedule an appointment, please call Briana Davis at 314-362-4966.

Survey Meter Use


https://radsafety.wustl.edu/An1Pages/An1-MeterTraining.htm

Online training covering:
  • Choosing the proper meter for the job.
  • The basic components of a survery meter.
  • How to properly use a survey meter.

24-hr Emergency Phone:
314-299-1322