Radiation Safety Training
Faculty, staff, students, and visitors who wish to use radioactive materials or radiation producing machines (X-ray machines) at any UT location must complete the required training courses before being permitted to do so. Individuals who have taken radiation safety training at other institutions may be authorized to take the “Refresher” course below if they can provide proof that they have been trained and the syllabus meets the requirements set forth in 25 TAC 289.252 (jj) (1).
EHS Courses and Enrollment
UT employees can request online courses through UTLearn. As the employee training management system, UTLearn is accessible only by active UT Austin employees (faculty, staff, or student employee). Nonemployee students needing to take EHS courses may request access to UTLearn through self-registration. Self-registration is currently limited to only students required to complete EHS training. These students and/or supervisors who manage student safety training should contact EHS_Training@austin.utexas.edu to request the URL for the self-registration process.
Your Training History
You can verify what courses you have taken through UTLearn > Learning > View Your Transcript > Completed (under the “Active” pull-down menu).
Check our calendar(link to Drupal Training calendar) for upcoming training opportunities!
Responsibilities of Supervisors
Supervisors are required to ensure all their personnel receive proper training and that all training is properly documented and that individuals working in their areas do not engage in activities for which they have not been trained.
OH 301 Basic Radiological Health
This course provides information on how to work safely with radiation and radioactive materials. Radioactive materials can be hazardous if not used safely. Radioactive materials are used at the University under a broad scope radioactive materials license issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
This course is required for all users of radioactive materials, including faculty, staff, and students. Employees who took an equivalent radiation safety course at another location should contact the Radiation Safety Officer at (512) 471-3511 regarding site-specific retraining and requalification requirements.
OH 302 Basic Radiological Health Refresher
This course explains current regulations related to radiation, recent changes to the regulations, the responsibilities of radiation users, and campus- specific issues related to radiation.
This course is refresher training recommended for all users of radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines, including faculty, staff, and students. The course is recommended annually for individuals who took the Basic Radiological Health course and required for new university employees who took an equivalent radiation course at another location.
OH 306 X-Ray Safety
Radiation producing machines (X-ray machines) can be hazardous if not used safely. Radiation producing machines are used at the University under a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This course provides information on how to work safely with radiation and radiation producing machines.
This course is required for all users of radiation producing machines, including faculty, staff, and students. Employees who took an equivalent radiation safety training course at another location should contact the Radiation Safety Officer at (512) 471-3511 regarding site-specific retraining and requalification requirements.
OH 311 Radiation Safety Awareness Training
Radiation Safety Awareness training is required by the University of Texas at Austin for students and employees working in labs where radioactive materials are used, but who are not themselves using radioactive materials. This training is not sufficient to allow you to handle Radioactive Materials (RAM), but it will familiarize you with the use of RAM in a laboratory and empower you to work around it safely.
OH 330 NETL Radiation Safety
This course provides information on how to work safely with radiation and radioactive materials at the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL). Radioactive materials can be hazardous if not used safely. One of the most important components of any radiological protection program is the training that is provided to facility personnel. A well-trained staff contributes significantly to the safe, efficient operation of the facility during normal and emergency situations and maintaining exposures ALARA. All personnel requiring unescorted access to Restricted Areas in NETL must complete radiation protection training prior to having unescorted access to Restricted Areas.