Radiation Safety Training

People working in the labs must obtain Radiation Worker Certification by successfully completing two classes, best undertaken sequentially: 

Radiation Worker Initial Safety Training - Part I (in Skillsoft online)

Radiation Worker Training - Part II (in person)

After that, workers can renew their certification annually with the Radiation Safety Refresher course.  Find links and details below.

The Radiation Safety Training Manual is available as a study guide to prepare for Radiation Safety Initial Training, Rad Worker Training - Part II, and PI RAM Module. 

Radiation Worker Training

The course covers basic radiation physics, instrumentation, biological effects of ionizing radiation, radiation protection principles and radioactive waste, among other topics.

Log into my.cu.edu for your campus, then click the Skillsoft tile. From there, you can search for "Radiation Safety Initial Training" and register. 

This is an instructor-led training reviewing Part 1 topics, plus use and selection of instrumentation, radioactivity calculations, decay concept, overview of RAM use in the lab setting, and recommendations for record-keeping.

All sessions take place 9 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Anschutz Health Sciences Building Room 2100. Each attendee must bring a scientific calculator (smartphones are acceptable) and reserve enough time to complete the exam (most finish in 45 minutes-1 hour).

Register for an upcoming session: January 31, 2024 and February 21, 2024

No walk-ins. If your registration confirmation email states "Wait Listed," the session may already be at capacity, and we will contact you if space opens.

The Radiation Safety Refresher Training Skillsoft course covers radiation safety principles and serves as a reminder on best practices and radiation safety processes and procedures.

Log into my.cu.edu for your campus, then click the Skillsoft tile. From there, you can search for "Radiation Safety Refresher Training" and register.

PI and Other Training

PIs seeking authorization to use radioactive material must complete this training, included in the latter part of the instructor-led Radiation Worker Training - Part II.

Register here for an upcoming session

The CU Medical Anschutz Campus houses various x-ray devices such as the DEXA, the pQCT, and the fluoroscopy x-ray. (Only x-ray training is required for or dosimetry.)

Log into my.cu.edu for your campus, then click the Skillsoft tile. From there, find X-Ray Training under CU Denver | Anschutz > Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

Contact EHS to arrange training in the following:

  • ​DEXA, pQCT
  • Fluoroscopy x-ray
  • MultiRAD350 ​X-irradiator
  • X-Ray Safety Training (Skillsoft coming soon)
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