Persons working under an Authorized User must follow the policies and procedures as outlined in this guide. They must use radiation sources only under the supervision of the Authorized User and in the manner specified in the application for authorization to use such sources. Before working with radiation sources a radiation worker must have received basic radiation protection training by a member of the Radiation Safety Office and must receive on site laboratory training by the laboratory authorized user or his/her designee.
Becoming a Radiation Worker
Responsibilities of a Radiation Worker
Becoming a Radiation Worker:
1. Individuals who desire to work with radiation sources or work in areas where radiation sources will be used are required to complete basic radiation protection training offered by the Radiation Safety Office. Call the Radiation Safety Office (x3372) to schedule training.
The goal of basic radiation protection training is to familiarize the radiation worker with the following:
2. Before the radiation worker is allowed to handle radioactive material or operate a radiation emitting device, the worker must undergo site specific safety training by the laboratory’s Authorized User or designee.
Responsibilities of a Radiation Worker:
Any individual at UMass Lowell who works in an area where radiation sources or devices are used or stored is considered a radiation worker. Radiation workers at the university are responsible for: