Training Classes - Radiation Safety

On-Site and Initial Radiation Safety for New Radiation Workers

All individuals at UK proposing to work with radioactive material or x-ray must, as per federal and state regulations, receive On-Site & Initial Radiation Safety Training before starting as a radiation worker. Daily initial training sessions are available through the Radiation Safety Office, 102 Animal Pathology Building.

All workers must complete the Radiation Worker Registration Form before training.

The first training is On-Site Training which must be provided by the Authorized User or unit supervisor at the individual’s place of work.  A completed Research On-Site Training Form is provided to the individual as evidence of receiving this part of the training.

The second part is the Initial Training.  Initial Training is held Monday – Friday at 1:30pm at the Radiation Safety Office, 102 Animal Pathology Bldg. Please arrive by 1:20pm so the receptionist can process your paperwork.  If you cannot make this scheduled time, call the Radiation Safety Office at 3-6777 to schedule a specific appointment.  This training is a video and/or lecture lasting about fifteen minutes.  You will receive the training form when you come to the training.

The individual must bring a copy of the signed Research On-Site Training Form and a completed, signed Radiation Worker Registration Form to the Initial Training.  If working in a lab, the Worker Registration form must be signed the AU/PI who holds the license to the lab.  No one will be admitted without both of these forms.

The On-Site and Initial training enables an individual to begin as a radiation worker.  Research workers are required to attend the Basic Radiation Safety course. The Basic course is a three-hour lecture and demonstration style course that covers radioactive material radiation characteristics and safety in detail. Specific x-ray safety (diagnostic, veterinary, dental, research) courses will be scheduled as needed.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion of Basic Radiation Safety.

Contact (859) 323-6276 for more information.

Basic Radiation Safety

Research personnel whose work involves the handling of radioactive materials are required to complete this training upon completing Initial Radiation Safety. Classes are available at the following times and locations:

Class Schedule

Thursday 

January 26

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Wednesday            

February 22

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Thursday  

March 23

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Wednesday      

April 26

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Thursday

May 18

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Wednesday 

June 28

09:00 to 12:00

Animal Pathology Bldg, rm. 202

Check in at room 102 prior to class.

Contact Bill Garner at (859) 323-1009.

Advanced Radiation Safety

Required training for principal investigators, lab managers, and others who have significant radioactive materials experience and previous safety training, but are new to UK. These personnel must complete the on-line class prior to their approval as an authorized user (AU).

Contact Fred Rawlings at (859) 323-1008 for more information.

This class is only available online.

On-Site and Diagnostic X-Ray Safety

In order to comply with federal and state regulations, all individuals at UK proposing to work with diagnostic x-ray radiation must register with the Radiation Safety Office by submitting a completed and signed Radiation Worker Registration Form, a completed and signed On-Site X-ray Safety Training Form and completing the Initial Radiation Safety Training. Initial Training is held Monday – Friday at 1:40pm at the Radiation Safety Office, 102 Animal Pathology Bldg. Please arrive by 1:30pm so the receptionist can process your paperwork. If you cannot make this scheduled time, call the Radiation Safety Office at 3-6777 to schedule a specific appointment. This training is a video and/or lecture lasting about fifteen minutes. You will receive the training form when you come to the training.

Dosimetry will be issued upon submission of these two completed forms and completion of the Initial Radiation Safety Training course. The On-Site X-ray Safety Training is provided by the Authorized User or unit supervisor at the individual's place of work.

Note: Completion of On-Site X-ray Safety Training Form and Radiation Worker Registration Form plus the Initial Radiation Safety training enables an individual to begin as a radiation worker; however, additional, specific x-ray safety (diagnostic, veterinary, dental, research) courses may be needed at the discretion of the Radiation Safety Officer.

Contact (859) 323-6276 for more information.

On-Site and Analytical X-Ray Safety

In order to comply with federal and state regulations, all individuals at UK proposing to work with analytical x-ray radiation must register with the Radiation Safety Office.  This is accomplished by completing the online Analytical X-ray Safety Training. The individual must then bring a copy of the completed and signed On-Site X-ray Safety Training Form and a completed and signed Radiation Worker Registration Form to the Radiation Safety office.

Dosimetry will be issued upon submission of these two completed forms.
The On-Site X-ray Safety Training is provided by the Authorized User or unit supervisor at the individual's place of work.

Note: Completion of On-Site X-ray Safety Training Form and Radiation Worker Registration Form plus the Initial Radiation Safety training enables an individual to begin as a radiation worker; however, additional, specific x-ray safety (diagnostic, veterinary, dental, research) courses may be needed at the discretion of the Radiation Safety Officer.

This class is only available online.

Contact (859) 323-6276 for more information.

Laser Safety

Training for clinicians, principal investigators, operators, etc., who will use Class IIIb or IV lasers. Completion is required upon registration and prior to use of a Class IIIb or IV laser(s).

Contact Dave Rich at (859) 323-1008 for more information.

This class is only available online.

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

252 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0314

Phone: (859) 257-3845
Fax: (859) 257-8787

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Work Related Employee Injuries
800-440-6285

Student or Visitor Injuries
Injury and Illness Reporting

Report unsafe conditions to EHS
(859) 257-3827 or send us an e-mail.

After hours and weekends
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