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Radiation Producing Devices
Radiation producing devices are used in research to help researchers test and discover new materials and technologies. The use of radiation producing devices must follow strict rules established by the State of Maryland as well as University policies and procedures. Radiation Safety strives to be a valuable resource for researchers to ensure the safe and compliant use of radiation producing devices.
Manuals, Guidelines, Policies
- Radiation Safety Manual
- Notice to Employees is to be posted in workareas with Radiation Producing Devices
- Radiation Emergency Procedures
- Authorization Procedures for Radiation Producing Equipment (Includes information on obtaining a film badge)
- Procedures for Radiation Producing Machines Compliance
- Supplement to Radiation Safety Plan for Radiation Producing Equipment
- Radiation Protection Training Manual & Study Guide for Radiation Producing Equipment
Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material:
Maryland State and Federal regulations require that personnel using radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment must have radiation protection training. Personnel using equipment and radioactive materials (unsealed and sealed) without supervision must attend a Radiation Safety Training Class. Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material is available online. (Log in using your Directory ID and Password)
Radiation Safety Training for Use of X-ray Devices:
The Radiation Safety Office at the University of Maryland offers a training class for safe use of X-ray units. Web based Radiation Safety Training for Use of X-ray Devices is available. (Log in using your UMD Directory ID and Password)
Radiation Safety Training for Use of Particle Accelerators
Radiation Safety Training for Use of Particle Accelerators is required for all users of particle accelerators at the University. (Log on using your Directory ID and Password)
Radiation Protection Training for Radiation Producing Equipment:
Training for individuals who work with x-rays, accelerators, etc. is available from the Radiation Safety Office at the University of Maryland. Please call Steve Hand at (301) 405-3985 or email us to set up a time.
Laser Safety Training
Training for individuals who work with Lasers is available online.