Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Radiation Safety Division - Basic X-Ray Radiation Safety Course

TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

January 2017 – December 2017

 

Instructor: Jennifer Cerecero - Radiation Safety Division Environmental Health & Safety.

 

For X-ray Safety Questions, contact Jennifer Cerecero

 

This course is a one hour course designed specifically for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio personnel working with radiation producing machines such as X-ray units, diffraction units, electron microscopes, veterinary diagnostic units, C-arms, therapy units. This includes all persons working with radiation producing machines, i.e., faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Training should be received within the first three months of working with a radiation producing machine.

 

The topics covered by the course include radiation characteristics, time, distance shielding, regulatory requirements, worker dose limits, declared pregnant workers, PPE, operator credentials, annual calibration, general public dose, general operating precautions, interlocks, required actions by users, security of units, accidents, and emergency response.

 

Basic Research X-ray Safety Training Course
This course is a one hour course designed specifically for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio personnel working with radiation producing machines in the research environment such as the Piximus X-ray units, Faxitron Units, MicroCT, and diffraction units. This includes all persons working with radiation producing machines, i.e., faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Training should be received within the first three months of working with a radiation producing machine.

 

The topics covered by the course include radiation characteristics, time, distance shielding, regulatory requirements, worker dose limits, declared pregnant workers, PPE, operator credentials, annual calibration, general public dose, general operating precautions, interlocks, required actions by users, security of units, accidents, and emergency response. 

 

Medical Laser Safety Training Course
This course is a one hour course designed specifically for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio personnel working with radiation producing machines in the clinical environment such as the dental, radiographic, fluoroscopic, computed tomography, and mammography machines . This includes all persons working with radiation producing machines, i.e., faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Training should be received within the first three months of working with a radiation producing machine.
                                         
The topics covered by the course include radiation characteristics, time, distance shielding, regulatory requirements, worker dose limits, declared pregnant workers, PPE, operator credentials, annual calibration, general public dose, general operating precautions, interlocks, required actions by users, security of units, accidents, and emergency response. 

Both the Basic Research X-ray Safety Module & the Basic Medical X-ray Safety Module are available online in the Knowledge Center.  The course to complete depends upon the types of x-rays you will be using.  Completion of only one of the above training courses is required.

 

If you are  UHS Employee or a UT Employee without access to the Knowledge Center, you may attend an in-person training session.  The training schedule for in-person training is outlined in the table below:

 

 

Schedule
DATE
DAY TIME LOCATION
Monthly 1st Tuesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm EH&S-1.343T

 

Room 1.343T is located on the first floor of the Dental School building in the Environmental Health and Safety offices.

 

Contact the Radiation Safety Division @ ext.7-2955 to make arrangements to attend the Course.