The University of Arizona

Radiation Safety Training

Radioactive Material

Radioactive Material Shipping Address:

Tucson:
ATTN: Research Laboratory & Safety Services
Medical Receiving Dock
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724

Phoenix:
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
University of Arizona
College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
425 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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PO Box 245101

Phone: (520) 626-6850
Fax: 620-626-2583

rlss-help@email.arizona.edu


Mailing Address:
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
PO Box 245101
Tucson, AZ 85724

Street Address:
1717 E. Speedway Blvd, Suite 1201
Tucson, AZ 85719

Registering for a Course

University of Arizona Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates, and Designated Campus Colleagues

The Approval Holder (AH) or Approval Safety Coordinator (ASC) must send an email to rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu with the following information:

  • Worker’s Legal Name
  • Official work email address
  • Approval Name and Number

The worker, AH, and ASC will be notified of their status throughout the process.

Requesting Accommodations for a Disability

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Disability Resource Center at (520) 621-3268 or Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to the RLSS at (520) 626-6850 or rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu.

Courses

Gamma Irradiator Protection Course

The Gamma Irradiator Protection Course is required for all personnel who wish to operate Gamma irradiators.

The Course is available upon request. Please contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 or rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu to schedule training.

Registration for this course occurs after a prospective user has been deemed Trustworthy & Reliable (T & R) by the Approval Holder or Approval Safety Coordinator. Contact the appropriate Approval Holder or Approval Safety Coordinator to begin the T & R process.

The University of Arizona Gamma Irradiator Protection Reference Guide is available for download.

Imaging Laser Protection Course (ILPC)

The Imaging Laser Protection Course (ILPC) is required for personnel working with confocal microscopes and similar equipment.

Personnel working with other regulated uses of nonionizing radiation, such as magnetic fields, microwave, radiofrequency, ultraviolet, and high-intensity visible radiation should contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services to determine what training is required for non-laser nonionizing radiation producing devices.

Laser Radiation Protection Course (LRPC)

Laser Radiation Protection Course (LRPC) is required for personnel working with regulated lasers (Class 3b and 4). The Laser Radiation Protection Guide is available for download.

Personnel working with other regulated uses of nonionizing radiation, such as magnetic fields, microwave, radiofrequency, ultraviolet, and high-intensity visible radiation should contact the Research Laboratory & Safety Services to determine what training is required for non-laser nonionizing radiation producing devices.

Location Date Time
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 6/8/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 7/13/2017  9-11am 
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228  8/9/2017 1-3pm 
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228  9/19/2017 9-11am 
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228  10/12/2017 1-3pm 
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228  11/21/2017 9-11am 
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 12/6/2017 1-3pm

Moisture Gauge Protection Course

The Moisture Gauge Protection Course is required for all research personnel working with neutron moderation technique counting devices such as a soil moisture gauge, soil density gauge, or rooftop surface hydration probe.

The Moisture Gauge Protection Course is available upon request. Please contact Research Laboratory & Safety services at (520) 626-6850 or rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu to schedule a training session.

The Moisture Gauge Protection Reference Guide is available for download.

Non-Medical In-Services

Institutional Support

Institutional support personnel that have limited exposure to radiation or have limited access to radiation-restricted areas have a once-only in-service requirement. Each department is responsible for ensuring that untrained personnel do not work in radiation-restricted areas.

These in-services are offered routinely and are directed to individuals from the following units:

  • UA Police
  • BUMC Security
  • UA/BUMC environmental services support
  • UA/BUMC Facilities Management crafts shops
  • University Animal Care
  • UA/BUMC Shipping/Receiving
  • Risk Management Services

Please contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 for scheduling information or if you need additional information.

Laser Safety In-Service

Individuals who use lasers under the supervision of a trained laser user must attend a laser safety in-service prior to laser use. This in-service is required for individuals such as those who use lasers in a laboratory class under the supervision of a teaching assistant.

To request a Laser Non-Medical In-Service for your department or group, please contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850.

Radioactive Material Protection Course

The Radioactive Material Protection Course is required for all research personnel working with 'free' or 'unsealed' radioactive materials, also described as 'wet-chemistry' work.

You must register for the course on the RLSS Training site and complete the required homework prior to attending the course. You will receive a confirmation email verifying you have been registered. The University of Arizona Radioactive Material Protection Guide is available for download.

Location Date Time
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 6/6/2017 1230-430pm
CoMPhx ABC1/318 6/13/2017 930-130pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 7/5/2017 830-1230pm
CoMPhx ABC1/318 7/11/2017 930-1230pm
CoMPhx ABC1/418 8/8/2017 930-130pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 8/15/2017 1230-430pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 9/5/2017 830-1230pm
CoMPhx ABC1/418 9/12/2017 930-130pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 10/4/2017 1230-430pm
CoMPhx ABC1/318 10/10/2017 930-130pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 11/6/2017 830-1230pm
CoMPhx ABC1/418 11/14/2017 930-130pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 12/4/2017 1230-430pm
CoMPhx ABC1/418 12/12/2017 930-130pm

RAM Transporter Training

Radioactive Material Transporter training is required for all individuals who will transport radioactive material, such as sealed sources, seeds, and soil moisture gauges as employees or students at the University of Arizona.

For more information or to request RAM Transporter training, please contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 or rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu.

Radiation Generating Machines Protection Course

The Radiation Generating Machines Protection Course is required of all personnel working in research laboratories with machines producing ionizing radiation, which may include x-ray diffraction and fluorescence equipment, cabinet x-ray systems, and Van de Graaff or particle accelerators.

You must register for the course on the RLSS Training site and complete the required homework prior to attending the course. You will receive a confirmation email verifying you have been registered. The University of Arizona Radiation Generating Machines Reference Guide is available for download.

Location Date Time
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 6/5/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 7/11/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 8/2/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 9/20/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 10/11/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 11/16/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 12/18/2017 1-3pm

 

Sealed Source Protection Course

The Sealed Source Protection Course is required for all research personnel working with encapsulated sources of radioactivity other than Moisture Gauges and the Gamma Irradiator Facility.

You must register for the course on the RLSS Training site and complete the required homework prior to attending the course. You will receive a confirmation email verifying you have been registered. The University of Arizona Sealed Source Protection Reference Guide is available for download.

Location Date Time
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 6/7/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 7/17/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 8/16/2017 1-3pm
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 9/14/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 10/3/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 11/8/2017 9-11am
Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) Training Room 1228 12/5/2017 1-3pm

University Animal Care Fluoroscopy Course

The University Animal Fluoroscopy Protection Course is required for University Research Laboratory Personnel and visitors who will participate in University Animal Care (UAC) procedures requiring fluoroscopy or radiography. The course is not required for Medical personnel with up-to-date in-service training and dosimetry.

This course is available thru RLSS Online Training.