Radioisotope Safety in the Laboratory Online Class

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Applicable Regulations

29 CFR 1926.53(b)

Who Should Take This Course?

Employees that are in a research environment, and/or laboratory environment


Radiation exposure from use of radioactive materials can cause adverse health effects. Using exposure controls and following safe work practices help minimize radiation exposures and prevent radiation contamination of work areas and equipment. After completing Radioisotope Safety in the Laboratory, learners will be able to identify safety issues associated with radioisotopes commonly used in the laboratory environment, describe health hazards associated with radiation, identify exposure control methods and monitoring techniques, and follow appropriate emergency procedures.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course from Compliance Solutions, students will be able to:

  • Identify safety issues associated with radioisotopes commonly used in the laboratory environment
  • Describe health hazards associated with radiation
  • Identify exposure control methods and monitoring techniques
  • Follow appropriate emergency procedures

Completion Instructions, Requirements, and Checklist

Assessment Quiz on completion of the module.

CEU’s, Duration, Prerequisites

Duration: 1-2 Hours
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are assigned to this course.

Course Topics - Contact Us for a Detailed Outline

  • Emergency Response
  • Exposure Controls
  • Health Effects
  • Program Elements
  • Radiation Basics
  • Radioactive Waste Handling
  • Survey Requirements