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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: Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue.  Room 420.  For access to the elevators, please go to the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC) desk for an EH&S Visitor Card.

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

Radiation Safety Exam

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

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,, 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 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 Conference room, 420 Olin Residence Hall.  For access to the elevators, please go to the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC) desk for an EH&S Visitor Card.    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.
  • Friday April 14, 2017  (1:304:00) CANCELLED
  • Monday May 1, 2017  (9:3012:00)
  • Tuesday June 6, 2017  (1:304:00)
  • Wednesday July 12, 2017  (9:3012:00)
  • Thursday August 24, 2017  (9:3012:00)
  • Friday September 22, 2017  (1:304:00)
  • Monday October 16, 2017  (9:3012:00)
  • Tuesday November 14, 2017  (1:304:00)
  • Wednesday December 13, 2017  (9:3012:00)
To schedule an appointment, please call Briana Davis at 314-362-4966.

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