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Radiation Producing Equipment

Radiation Producing Equipment
Radiation Safety surveys laboratories and other areas utilizing radiation producing equipment.
Radiation producing equipment such as x-ray machines, accelerators, and sealed sources can produce physical injury at high enough levels and if ingested or inhaled. Methods of protection are well understood. Strict exposure limits apply and as a result of controls which are in effect, the risk of work involving exposure to these sources of radiation is insignificant.

Manuals, Guidelines, Policies (Additional documents are located under the other Radiation Safety topics.)


Training

Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material:

Maryland State and Federal regulations require that personnel using radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment must have radiation protection training. Personnel using equipment and radioactive materials (unsealed and sealed) without supervision must attend a Radiation Safety Training Class. Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material is available online. (Log in using your Directory ID and Password)

 

Radiation Safety Training for Use of X-ray Devices:

The Radiation Safety Office at the University of Maryland offers a training class for safe use of X-ray units. Web based Radiation Safety Training for Use of X-ray Devices is available. (Log in using your UMD Directory ID and Password)

 

Radiation Safety Training for Use of Particle Accelerators

Radiation Safety Training for Use of Particle Accelerators is required for all users of particle accelerators at the University. Web based Radiation Safety Training for Use of Particle Accelerators is available. (Log on using your Directory ID and Password)

Radiation Protection Training for Radiation Producing Equipment:

Training for individuals who work with x-rays, accelerators, etc. is available from the Radiation Safety Office at the University of Maryland. Please call Steve Hand at (301) 405-3985 or email Steve to set up a time.

 

Laser Safety Training

Training for individuals who work with Lasers is available online.