The UAB Radiation Safety Program of Occupational Health and Safety is offering a Radiation Safety Training Course in two sections — an online portion that can be taken any time and a two-day, in-class portion. The in-class portion of the course will be held Friday, May 2 from 1 to 5 p.m in the School of Nursing Building Room G028. An examination will be given May 16. Call 934-4751 or 934-2487 for the exam location.

Both the online and in-class portions of the course must be completed before the written examination can be taken. The course is intended for laboratory technicians who never have attended a formal training course or those using radioisotopes for the first time.

The topics covered in the online portion of the course include those mandated by the Alabama State Board of Health Office of Radiation Control.

The in-class portion of the course is offered quarterly on two non-consecutive days. People must attend both in-class days. Registration for the in-class portion of the course is required no later than Thursday, May 1.
A certificate of training will be awarded to those who complete both portions of the course, who complete the written examination with a grade of 70 percent or more and who submit a baseline bioassay sample. Completion of this basic course will not meet the training requirements to obtain radioactive material licensure at UAB.

To register or for more information, call 934-4751 or 934-2487.