Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC)


Lead by University of Florida Health Physicists, instruction is offered over 8 days (1.5 hour blocks) and covers:

   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

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

EHS830 Radiation Safety Short Course – January, May, September

The Radiation Safety Short Course (RSSC) provides participants an in-depth overview of a variety of topics related to radiation safety. This course is held over the span of eight days, and participants must attend at least six of the eight days in order to receive credit. Throughout this course, 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: Rad Safety Short Course

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

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

An RSSC assessment in UF eLearning will evaluate your mastery of the content in this course.  You will receive an email from the EH&S Training Coordinator confirming your eLearning registration after the first day of class.  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. 

You may download a sample of the test to bring to training for your reference.




Problem Set I

Problem Set II

Problem Set III

Problem Set IV

Problem Set V

Problem Set VI

Problem Set VII



  • Forms Submission

Once you have received a passing score of 80% on each section of the assessment, please complete and submit the Statement of Training and Experience.  If required (see your PI for film badge requirements), complete and submit the Personnel Monitoring Device Application (Film Badge).  Completed forms are submitted to:  Cathy Sharp, P O Box 100252, Gainesville, FL 32610.