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Initial training of operators must include the following topics:

This training must be completed and documented prior to operating any equipment that produces ionizing radiation. The Radiation Protection Division has produced a series of informational guides for the various types of equipment used at the University. The guides contain the necessary training information and forms that may be used to document this training.

All operators must also complete the on-line training module, Radiation Safety for Radioactive Material Users, and x-ray diffraction operators must view the video tape "Double Edge Sword", available at University libraries, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety, or at most x-ray diffraction facilities.