Environmental Health Services
141 General Services Building
1251 MASON ST.
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-6021
Ph: 970-491-6745
Fax: 970-491-4804
email: EHS@ColoState.edu

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Radiation Control Office

Introduction:

The Radiation Control Office provides technical assistance for the use of radioisotopes and radiation producing machines here at Colorado State University.


This office traditionally provides training for the safe use, and regulates all inventories of radioactive materials on campus. The University provides this service in compliance with the State of Colorado's Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Radiation Control.

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Radation Course Information

Requirements of the Radiation Safety Program include radiation safety training for all users of radiation. This includes those whose official duties may potentially expose them to radiation.

The primary responsibility for providing adequate training for individuals who work routinely with radiation sources rests with the Principal User.

The Radiation Control Office, however, has traditionally provided radiation safety training to ensure that regulatory requirements for training have been met.

The Radiation Safety Committee has established training requirements for all radiation users. These requirements are outlined in the Radiation Control Manual and in Radiological Instruction No. 44 (RI-44). The schedule for the training modules (courses) is attached.

Previous CSU training is still valid and persons with the appropriate level of training for their level of radiation use will not be required to repeat training. Additional training requirements will be discussed during Orientation (Mod 0) training. Module 4 is scheduled via the Radiation Control Office and is essentially an inspection and interview with an individual or laboratory group to verify if the training they have received by the Radiation Control Office and documented in-lab training provided by the Principal User is being followed. Users that have experience and training from another institution can submit documentation of this training and experience and the RCO may allow the user to take a Challenge tests for modules 1, 2, and or 5 depending on the training and experience documentation relative to the individual modules. Users will not be exempt from modules 0, 3 and 6 as these courses are specific to operations at Colorado State University.

Please post this training schedule in the laboratory or in a common area and provide this information to qualified users. Please register for the training courses via the RCO website. You will need CSU ID. Please contact Susan Pinkus by phone(491-4835), by fax (491-4804), by e-mail (Susan.Pinkus@ColoState.EDU) or by mail (Environmental Health Services- 6021) if you have questions.

Class size is limited to 15 people, therefore you should register for your classes as soon as possible. Any class with less than 5 persons will be contacted about rescheduling the course. If 5 or more people need to take a specific course, an individual can call the RCO to set up a time to have any of the training courses (except Module 2) taught at EHS orthe individuals’ location. In addition to the schedule provided below, Module 0 can be taught at anytime convenient to the RCO and an individual. On an individual basis, Modules 0, 6 and 7 are scheduled through the RCO (1-4835) and taught at EHS.

CSU Radiation Workers Training Classifications


Occupational Radiation Worker Training
Classifications and Required Training
Classification Definition Required Modules
Ancillary User RAM use not permitted. Can occupy lab. 0
Normal User Any work with a radioactive material. 0, 1, 2, 4
Qualified User Authorized to run lab in absence of P.U. Can order and receive RAM 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Principal User Responsible for radiation safety in lab. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
X-Ray User Works directly with radiation producing machines. 0, 4, 8
Qualified X-Ray User Authorized to run x-ray lab in absence of P.U. 0, 4, 8
Principal User X-Ray Responsible for Radiation safety in x-ray lab. 0, 4, 6, 8
Density Gauge User Permitted use of Density gauges 0, 4, 10
Principal User Density Gauge Authorized to store and use Density gauges. 0, 4, 6, 10
Irradiator/Sealed Source User Authorized to use Irradiator / Sealed Source. 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Principal User Irradiator/ Sealed Source Authorized to possess, store, and use irradiator or sealed source 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Veterinary Student Junior or Senior Vet Student at CSU VM-714, 9
Animal Holder Individuals hired to hold animals during x-ray procedures at the Veterinary Teaching Complex 0, 8 (4 if employed for 3 or more years)

Training Slides for Module Courses

Radiation Safety Training is required for all personnel who work with any form of ionizing radiation. The Radiation Control Office provides training for most modules at least once per month. Depending on your user classification, you will need to schedule different modules. You must first schedule your desired modules with Environmental Health Services. Once you have taken the course, you will receive a test for the course in campus mail. This is an "open notes" test. Please feel free to access the following slides to assist you in your examination. When you have completed your exam, please send it to:

Radiation Control Office
Environmental Health Services
GSB- 6021

IMPORTANT NOTE!!!-Viewing these slides is NOT a substitute for taking courses required by the Radiation Safety Committee. These slides are here for your benefit and to be used to ASSIST you when completing your exams.

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How to Locate RCO

CAMPUS MAILING ADDRESS:

Radiation Control Office
Dept. of Environmental Health Services
Colorado State University
133 General Sevices Building
1250 East Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-6021
Pictures of GSB and Offices:
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East Entrance to the General Services Building on Mason Street West Entrance to the General Services Building on East Drive
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