Radiation Safety

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level


This course is designed to familiarize you with the health implications associated with ionizing radiation, and measures that can be used to protect you from radiation exposure. There is a significant health risk to workers if radiation sources are not properly controlled.

The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Personnel working with or around ionizing radiation sources


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Radiation Safety

  • Radiation Safety
  • identify the basic particles of the atom from their descriptions
  • identify ionizing radiation types
  • Knowledge Check: Types of Radiation
  • identify sources of radiation exposure
  • Knowledge Check: Sources of Radiation
  • identify the two types of radiation exposure
  • Knowledge Check: Health Effects
  • identify the units used to measure radiation and how to use a survey
  • recognize how to use a survey instrument to check for contamination
  • identify the correct method for performing personal monitoring
  • Knowledge Check: Measurement Methods
  • identify the three factors that affect the amount of radiation received
  • identify precautions employers need to take to protect employees from radiation exposure
  • Knowledge Check: Exposure Factors
  • define sealed and unsealed sources
  • Knowledge Check: Sealed and Unsealed Sources
  • Course Number:

    Expertise Level