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From the University Radiation Safety Procedure: The Internal Permit Holder is responsible to ensure that all Designated Workers as listed on their Permit are aware of all radiation safety procedures, trained to work safely with radiation and to provide site-specific training in the safe use of radioactive materials and other sources of ionizing radiation.

In addition to site specific training, everyone on an Internal Radioisotope Permit must have documented University Radiation Safety Training (or the equivalent) as defined in the Radiation Safety Manual. Everyone on an Internal Radioisotope Permit must be re-trained every three years.

Radiation Safety Training is also available by request for sealed source users other than Moisture Density Gauge users, for shipping radioactive materials or training of persons who are working in the vicinity of radioactive materials.

University Radiation Safety Training Requirements

1. Radiation Safety Orientation Training (Self Study or Group Session) Must be completed by all staff and students within one month of being listed on a Radioisotope Permit at the University of Manitoba. Completing the Orientation exempts staff and students from attending the first morning of the Radiation Safety Workshop for Radioactive Chemicals as listed below.

2. Radiation Safety Workshop for Radioactive Chemicals (1½ Days) This Workshop must be completed by all staff and students within four months of being listed on an open source (radioactive chemicals) radioisotope permit at the University of Manitoba.

3. Radiation Safety Workshop for Nuclear Gauges/Moisture Density Gauges (4 hours) This Workshop must be completed by all staff and students prior to using or transporting a Nuclear Gauge and within four months of being listed on a University Radioisotope Permit for Nuclear Gauges.

4. Refresher Radiation Safety Training (1-3 hours in the Permit Holder's Lab) Refresher training is required every three years for those previously trained in Radiation Safety and continuing to use radioactive materials at the University

5. Re-Certification to Receive Radioactive Materials (½ - 1 hour) This training is required every three years and is designed to be specific for the participant. This session is also offered with the Refresher Radiation Safety Training.

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