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Before using radiation in your lab you must

  1. Get permission from your Lab supervisor or Professor
  2. Make sure you are familiar with all safety protocols and radiation procedures in your lab and review the USM Radiation User Guidelines go to the USM Radiation Safety page.
  3. Take the Radiation training course at the USM Radiation Safety page and pass the new user radiation quiz

•      All users of radiation (Faculty and Students) must take the radiation training course to use or order radiation.  An annual refresher course is also required.

•      Coordinate with your Lab supervisor or Professor as to what experiment you can perform

•      Know how to use a calibrated radiation meter.

•      You must also have a dosimeter ring or badge if using 32P or 22Na. Talk to your Lab supervisor or Professor if using other isotopes



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