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Radiation Worker Training

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Radiation safety office is pleased to present our newly revised computer based radiation safety training. This training is designed for the UMass Lowell community who need to enter and conduct work in a radiation laboratory. The training runs through Adobe Shockwave Player and may need to be downloaded. You should be prompted by your computer to download it if your computer is not set up for flash viewing:


New Workers: Steps to formalize your radiation safety training (Radiation workers):

  1. Complete the basic radiation safety training, lessons 1-10 with interactive quiz embedded in lesson 10. The passing quiz results are automatically emailed to Radiation_Safety@uml.edu upon completion 
  2. You and your Principal Investigator will receive an email from us. Gather necessary forms (see forms section of the website) and have your Principal Investigator sign necessary paperwork and email us to arrange a sit down training.
  3. Complete any specific training necessary for the lab in which you will be working in (see site specific training pages)
  4. You can track your training, request new trainings (lase, etc.) on the website (video tutorials can be found below or written instructions (pdf) are also available. Refresher training email notifications will come out (within 2 years of initial training) so please follow the instruction to renew your training when necessary or your status as a radiation worker will be revoked. 

Refresher radiation safety training:

  1. Complete the basic radiation safety training, lessons 7-10, with interactive quiz embedded in lesson 10. The passing quiz results are automatically emailed to Radiation_Safety@uml.edu upon completion 
  2. For group re-training, work with the radiation safety office to create a time and a staff member will come to train your whole group (1-1.5hrs)

Radiation safety training for Radiation Workers:

Lessons Description
Tutorial How to use the training modules
Lesson 1 Fundamental concepts part 1
Lesson 2 Fundamental concepts part 2
Lesson 3 Qualifying and quantifying radiation
Lesson 4 Radiation in our everyday world
Lesson 5 Radiation Biology
Lesson 6 The Radiation Safety Office
Lesson 7 Radiation regulations and policies
Lesson 8 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Lesson 9 Radiation detection and measurement
Lesson 10 Summary

 Required basic radiation safety training records (Radiation Worker training):

  • All Training records can be found on the Forms page of the website

Contact the Safety Office

Radiation Safety Training Database Video Tutorials

 UMass Lowell Renewing Your Radiation Safety Training Tutorial (1:12)


Training Database Video Tutorial for New Employees (3:36)


To best view these videos in full-screen, please click on the YouTube in the bottom right. Next select the gear icon (settings) and select 1080 HD from the quality menu.

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