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Each individual working with or in the presence of radioactive materials or other radiation sources is required to receive training or provide documentation showing they have received training,
in the applicable provisions of regulations and license conditions, in the potential health problems associated with exposure to radiation, in the precautions and procedures required for safe use of radiation, and in the proper use of protective and measurement devices (10 CFR 19.12).  The extent of the training is to be commensurate with the potential risk of radiation exposure to the individual.
Students who use small, non-dispersible radiation sources shall receive appropriate training by the laboratory instructor provided:
  1. The use of the source is a part of a scheduled laboratory course under the supervision of an instructor who is either a qualified "Responsible User" or designated by the Responsible User for use of the source; AND
  2. The student will not receive more than 10% of the public dose limit of100 mrem from the use of the source.
The primary responsibility for providing adequate training for radiation users rests with their responsible users or supervisors.  Except for students in regularly scheduled laboratory courses discussed above, the responsible user or supervisor will generally fulfill this responsibility by assuring that each person participates in the appropriate training program offered by the RSO. 
Following the initial training, each radiation user/responsible user is required to take on-line refresher training annually.
Users of analytical x-ray machines and particle accelerators, in addition to the training outlined for normally exposed radiation users, must receive instruction on proper use of shutters, interlocks and other safety devices, and on the requirement for a safety survey following room re-entry or any machine's modification or repair.
Users of soil densometers, in addition to the training outlined for normally exposed radiation users, must receive instruction on soil densometer transport requirements and theory of operation.
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