Radiation Safety

Radiation safety training is required for all personnel using radioactive materials or working with radiation producing equipment at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions. Training for radiation workers includes instruction in the basic principles of radiation protection and the applicable policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.  Personnel are required to attend training sessions offered by the Radiation Safety Office.

Radiation safety trainings are available in three application categories:

  1. general isotopes;
     
  2. gamma and x-ray irradiators; and
     
  3. analytical and research x-rays.

The initial training sessions, available monthly or as needed, are conducted by staff of the Radiation Safety Office. Registrations of the training sessions are made through the Radiation Safety Office website. Refresher trainings, in-person or online, are required every 3 years. Visit the Radiation Safety Office for more information.