Radiation Safety Training for Research Laboratory Use Online

3 hours
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is required for University personnel who work with unsealed radioactive materials. This training is required initially, and Radiation Safety Refresher Online training is required annually.


This course teaches the requirements to order, use, and store radioactive materials; review common inspection findings from radiation safety inspections; review the requirements for performing contamination surveys; and review the requirements for management of radioactive waste.

The Resources from this training are also available as a standalone PDF.

Personnel who only use uranium must take Radiation Safety for Uranium Use Online instead.

Personnel who only use sealed sources of radioactive material must take Radiation Safety for Sealed Source Use Online instead.

Regulations and resources

WAC 246-222-030

Radiation Safety Manual

Radiation Use Authorization

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu.
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201