18 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety Radioactive Material Users RAM training is required for all authorized personnel using radioactive materials, especially any type of open form radionuclides. This training will provide a basic understanding of ionizing radiation and its potential hazards, as well as knowledge of the particular rules, regulations, and university processes governing RAM use. Online training modules are available through Learn@ISU with a performance based laboratory module held at the EH&S Learning Center. All modules must be completed to satisfy the initial radiation safety training requirement. Annual retraining is online through LEARN@ISU. PIs and authorized personnel will be reminded by EH&S of dates to complete the training (January - February). Those who do not complete the annual retraining within the established time frame will be removed as authorized personnel and may need to repeat the initial four part radiation safety training for materials users. Awareness Training for Laboratory Personnel Anyone working in laboratories that are not approved radiation personnel, but have access to locations where radiation is used, are required to complete radiation awareness training. Topics include a basic introduction to radiation; recognizing the meaning of radiation symbols and warning signs; and understanding safety rules, security rules and emergency procedures when working in a containing RAM. This training is required when personnel join a laboratory and then every three years. Service Personnel Working in a Radiation Laboratory This online awareness course provides non-laboratory support staff, such as custodians and maintenance workers, with an overview of basic radiation safety. Participants will learn what is required of them when providing services for laboratories in which radioactive materials are used. Topics include a basic introduction to radiation; recognizing the meaning of radiation symbols and warning signs; and understanding safety rules and emergency procedures when entering a laboratory containing radioactive materials. This training is required prior to providing services to a radiation laboratory and then every three years. Radiation awareness training is an online course available through Learn@ISU.