Radiation and X-Ray Safety Training

All Research Safety Training Practicals:

Location: Room 103, Wesbrook Building (6174 University Blvd)

  • Building is secure, the instructor will meet you at the front entrance 15 minutes prior to session start. You will not be allowed to join the session if you are late.
  • Please leave time to find the location and arrive on time. Map link for directions.
  • If you cannot attend a booked session, please cancel as soon as you can so that others are able to register.

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Before attending the session, you must

When attending the session, you must:

  • Maintain physical distance (2 m) from others as much as possible.
  • Wear a non-medical mask.
  • Arrive on time! Latecomers will not be allowed to join.
  • Leave behind all superfluous items. Space is limited so there will not be room for backpacks, laptops, and other belongings
  • Bring your own:
  1. Lab coat
  2. Safety glasses
  3. Pen for writing the final quiz
  4. Lab appropriate clothing – long loose-fitting pants and fully covering liquid resistant shoes

Radiation and X-Ray Safety Training

Which Radiation Safety Course do I need?

If you are… Then take It includes
Faculty, Staff, a visiting researcher or student working under a radiation permit or holding a radiation permit who has not taken the course before General Radiation Safety for Authorized Users
  • Part 1: 8 x 20 minute online modules, each followed by a quiz
  • Part 2: A written assignment
  • Part 3: A 2.5 hr in-person session
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student working under a radiation permit or holding a radiation permit that has an expired certificate. Prerequisite for the refresher course is a “General Radiation Safety for Authorized Users” course or equivalent UBC course must be completed within the last 3 years General Radiation Safety Refresher for Authorized Users
  • Part 1: Prerequisite – “General Radiation Safety for Authorized Users” course or equivalent UBC course must be completed within the last 3 years
  • Part 2: 8 x 20 minute online modules, each followed by a quiz

Faculty, Staff, a visiting researcher or student working with sealed source radiation and/or devices only Radiation Safety for Sealed Source Authorized Users
  • Part 1: 4 x 20 minute online modules, each followed by a quiz
  • Part 2: A written assignment
Faculty, Staff, a visiting researcher or student working with sealed source radiation and/or devices only. Prerequisite for the refresher course is a “Radiation Safety for Sealed Source Authorized Users” course or equivalent UBC course must be completed within the last 3 years Radiation Safety Refresher for Sealed Source Authorized Users
  • Part 1: Prerequisite – “Radiation Safety for Sealed Source Authorized Users” course or equivalent UBC course must be completed within the last 3 years
  • Part 2: 4 x 20 minute online modules, each followed by a quiz
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student shipping radioative materials or taking radiation devices to sites Transport of Dangerous Goods Class 7 Offered online through BCIT

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