Radiation Workers

Radiation Safety Enrollment

Working with or around radioactive materials is a unique hazard and requires special training. If you will be working directly with radioactive materials or other sources of ionizing radiation, or indirectly in a posted laboratory, then you will need to enroll in the appropriate training. Please fill out one of the forms found below. The “Radiation Safety Enrollment Form” covers everyone except those affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine. For faculty, staff, and students at CVM, please select the “CVM” version of the form. 

Once you have filled out and submitted the form, you will be enrolled in the appropriate training. If your work requires you to wear a dosimeter, you will be assigned one upon completion of your training.

Dosimetry Services

There are circumstances where it may be necessary or desirable to have additional radiation exposure monitoring in the form of a ring dosimeter. Examples could include holding animals during surgical or x-ray procedures or manipulating high-energy radioactive materials by hand. If you believe you would benefit from a ring dosimeter and have not already been assigned one, please fill out the appropriate form below. 

The cancellation form may be used to end your radiation exposure monitoring if your work no longer requires it. The replacement form may be used if you have lost or damaged your dosimeter and are in need of a replacement. 

Want to know more about working with radiation while pregnant?

Contact the Radiation Safety Officer at radiationsafety@ehs.msstate.edu for more information. If you are interested in requesting a fetal dosimetry badge, please take a look at the form below.

Good Lab Practices

Be prepared for hazards you may encounter and reduce their likelihood by using good lab practices. You can find tips for good lab practices below

Spills and Emergencies

Accidents happen, being prepared can help to reduce the severity. Know what to do in the event of a spill or an emergency in a posted laboratory. You can find general spill and emergency guidance below.

Review it periodically with your laboratory group so that everyone knows how to react in an emergency.