Radiation Safety Training

Welcome to the University of Hawai’i – Radiation Safety Training webpage!

Below you will find information on how to enroll into the University of Hawai’i – Radiation Safety Training Course. This course provides an overview of the University’s Radiation Safety Program, and important information about safely working with radioactive materials. Radiation Safety Training at the University of Hawai’i has been updated and unified into 1 training module. This training has been designed for people who are both new to health physics, and for people who have many years of experience working with radioactive materials.

UH Radiation Safety Training is required by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be taken initially by personnel (before any radiation work begins), and then repeated annually by all Authorized Users to maintain awareness of key program details and to update you with changing policies and procedures.

Your Principal Investigator can answer any specific questions that you may have about working safely with radioactive materials in your lab or facility. Your Faculty Authorized User makes the determination if you are adequately trained. This basic course is only 1 aspect of your training.

The University of Hawai’i Radiation Safety Training is divided into 2 major sections:

  • Fundamental Training
  • Program Specific Training

New users will likely need to focus on the fundamental aspects of this training and generally dedicate more time to understanding the concepts. Experienced users will likely need to focus more on the program specific aspects of this training, since they will likely have seen much of this information previously. Each person taking this training should spend as much time as necessary to fully understand the material presented. If you have questions, seek clarification from your Faculty Authorized User or contact the Radiation Safety Program at radsafe@hawaii.edu.

To enroll in Radiation Safety Training and to begin your worker registration, please complete the Radiation Safety Training Enrollment and Worker Form:

Radiation Safety Training Enrollment and Worker Registration Form CLICK HERE!!

After completing your enrollment and registration form, you will be linked to the new Environmental Health and Safety Assistant (EHSA) website to complete your training.  Contact radsafe@hawaii.edu with any questions or if you need assistance.