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Radiation Safety Training

To work with radioactive materials or radiation emitting devices at McMaster University, students and staff must view an initial radiation safety training video and attend an in-class training session specific to their planned work. Training descriptions and schedules are listed below.

Please complete a registration form and e-mail to Terri Parker, tparker@mcmaster.ca

Training Registration

Please view the following video before attending in-class training. Running time: 1hr.

View the Initial Radiation Safety Training Video

A written assessment is provided at the end of the in-class training session. It is open-book and based on the material in the radiation safety training video and in-class presentation. Slides from the video are available below, and should be printed and brought to the in-class training. A minimum grade of 80% is required for certification.

Slides from the radiation safety training video

Lab Users

For staff and students who are required to handle radioisotopes as part of their employment or research. Completion of this training and assessment will classify individuals as Nuclear Energy Workers (NEWs) and authorized radioisotope users at McMaster.

Upcoming Lab User Training Sessions
Date Time Location
Thursday Sept 7, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 NRB G101
Wednesday Sept 27, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 NRB G101

NRB High Level Lab Users

All staff requiring access to the high level lab facility in the Nuclear Research Building must attend a Health Physics directed orientation tour. Tours are typically run at 1:00pm on the day after in-class Lab User training.

X-Ray Users

For staff and students who will be using an X-Ray device as part of their employment or research. Completion of this training and assessment will classify individuals as authorized X-Ray users at McMaster.

Upcoming X-Ray User Training Sessions
Date Time Location
Wednesday September 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 NRB G101

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Part of the requirement for unescorted access to the McMaster Nuclear Reactor. Completion of this training and assessment classifies individuals as Nuclear Energy Workers, and allows radiological work under direct supervision.

MNR Module 2 training is scheduled on demand. Please contact Terri Parker, tparker@mcmaster.ca to schedule training. If you must conduct unsupervised radiological work, additional training modules will be required.

Upcoming MNR Module 2 Training Sessions
Date Time Location
To be announced

If you must conduct unsupervised radiological work, additional training modules are required. Please contact Terri Parker, tparker@mcmaster.ca if further training is required. These sessions will be scheduled on demand.

Gamma Cell Irradiator Users

For staff and students who will use a Gamma Cell Irradiator during their work or research. Completion of lab user training and classification as a Nuclear Energy Worker is required before attending this course.

Upcoming Gamma Cell User Training
Date Time Location
Thursday Sept 7, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 NRB G101
Wednesday Sept 27, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 NRB G101

Specialized Training

Training for specialized facilities and instruments such as the Taylor Radiobiology source, accelerators or cyclotron facilities is offered on demand.

For more information, please contact Health Physics by e-mail at tparker@mcmaster.ca or ext. 24226.