Radiation safety training is required for all personnel using radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated institutions. Training for radiation workers includes instruction in the basic principles of radiation protection and the applicable policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
For isotope research, the Radiation Safety Office provides monthly training sessions for new radiation workers. Complete the Isotope Research Training Request to schedule training.
Initial and annual refresher training is provided to those individuals involved in the medical uses of radioactive material. Radiation safety in-services are provided to various University and hospital departments upon request. Contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule a training session.
Nursing Personnel Caring for Iodine-131 or Brachytherapy
Initial training will be conducted with all new personnel upon employment who will provide nursing care to patients receiving radiopharmaceutical therapy or brachytherapy.