Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC)


Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) sections:

Click on the lecture topic to download the slides for each session.

   Acrobat  Introduction to Radiation Control and
        Radiological Services

   Acrobat  Fundamental Radiation Concepts

   Acrobat  Radiation Protection

   Acrobat  Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

   Acrobat  Radiation Detectors and Survey Instruments

   Acrobat  Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques (Part 1)
         Contamination Control and the proper handling of
         Radioactive Waste: Reduction, Control
         and Packaging

   Acrobat  Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques (Part 2)
         Laboratory Survey Program: Decontamination,
         Video on Decontamination of Laboratory,
         Emergency Actions

   Acrobat  Radioactive Waste


EHS830 Radiation Safety Short Course

The Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) provides participants an in-depth overview of a variety of topics related to radiation safety. The following topics will be covered: Introduction to Radiation Safety, Fundamental Radiation Concepts, Biological Effects of Ionizing  Radiation, Radiation Detectors & Survey Instruments, Radiation Protection, Radioisotope Laboratory Techniques (Levels I and II), and Radioactive Waste. 

EHS831 IDP: Radiation Safety Short Course

This fast-track course provides an introduction to radiation protection principles, types of radiation, interactions, biological effects, and laboratory techniques. 


EHS832 PI Trained:  Radiation Safety Short Course

This assessment is for individuals who have received prior approval to bypass the instructor-led course.

Course Completion

Forward – Introduction – Table of Contents

 Chapter 1

 Chapter 2

 Chapter 3

 Chapter 4

 Chapter 5

 Chapter 6

 Chapter 7

 Appendix 1

 Appendix 2




  •  Assessment

The Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) and RSSC assessment in myTraining will evaluate your mastery of the content in this course.  The RSSC assessment contains seven sections, and you must receive a score of 80% on each section before requesting the Statement of Training and Experience. 

  • Forms Submission

Once you have received a passing score of 80% on each section of the assessment, please email Cathy Sharp for final instructions to complete the course.  This includes submitting the Statement of Training and Experience and if required, the Personnel Monitoring Device Application (Film Badge).  (See your PI for film badge requirements.)  Completed forms are emailed to Cathy Sharp or mailed to P. O. Box 100252, Gainesville, FL 32610.