Working With Radiation


This theoretical training provides workers and students with general radiation safety procedures so they can work safely.

Who should take this course?

Workers and students working with radioactive materials or devices at the University of Waterloo. 

Training content

This training provides a basic background on the dangers of radiation, how one can become exposed, and the basic principles of limiting exposure.

By the end of this training module, you will:

  • Understand the difference between internal and external exposure.
  • Know how to control contamination directly and indirectly. 
  • Understand the difference between physical and chemical decontamination.
  • Be able to follow proper radiation disposal protocol.
  • Know what to do in the event of a major or minor incident.
  • Understand when a package is safe or not safe to open.

Additional required training:

Radiation safety training has the following three elements:

More information 

    Delivery Course ID Duration
    Online Working With Radiation (SO2030) 60 minutes