Working With Radiation – Sealed Sources (SO2030-S)


This online training module outlines the basic principles of working safely with radioactive equipment and devices.

Who should take this course?

This module is for individuals working with sealed radioactive sources (e.g., anti-static devices, neutron probes, check sources). If you do not know what type of radiation you are working with, contact your supervisor prior to starting this course.


1 hour

Training content

By the end of this training module, you should be able to:

  • Contrast the three different types of radiation
  • Understand the effects of radiation exposure
  • Identify types of sealed sources
  • Know how to respond in case of emergency
  • Understand your responsibilities as per the Radiation Safety Program

Additional required training

Further radiation training is dependent on the equipment/device. Complete the form at the end of this training module and the RSO will respond with further information.

Device Type

Training Required

Neutron Probes

  1. TDG Class 7 (External training, certificate provided to RSO)
  2. Practical training with RSO

Antistatic Device
(≤0.5 mCi Po 210)

No further practical training required

Antistatic Device
(>0.5 mCi Po 210) and other Regulated Sealed Sources

Practical training with RSO

Check Sources

No further practical training required

Gas Chromatographs and Liquid Scintillation Counters

Exempt from radiation training (including online module)