Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Radiation Safety Division - Radioisotope User's Safety Course


Dates: TBA
Location: Room 1.284T
Days & Times: M-F, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Course Directors: Jennifer Cerecero, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Radiation Safety Officer, Radiation Safety Division, Environmental Health & Safety
Dr. Wayne Wiatrowski - Radiological Sciences Division, Radiology


This is a 20-hour course designed specifically for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and STVHCS personnel working with radioactive material who must meet the training requirements of the Radioactive Material License. This training is required for personnel who cannot furnish documentation of up to nine hours of prior training acceptable to the Radiation Safety Committee or the Radiation Safety Officer. This training must be completed within the first year.


The course is designed to present detailed information of the property and characteristics of radiation, the biological effects of radiation, radiation units, regulatory requirements, dosimetry levels for radiation workers and declared pregnant workers, the common types and uses of radioactive material at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the policies including security requirements for handling, use and storage of radioactive material, package ordering and receiving, general laboratory handling rules, waste disposal, signage and posting requirements, emergency response, and decontamination. An exam is given at the course completion. Persons successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of completion.


Reservations are required to ensure course material is available for each attendee. Contact EH&S @ext. 7-2955, to sign up for the Course.