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A specialized part of Murray State University's overall safety program is radiation safety. The elements of our Radiation Safety Program are contained in the Radiation Safety Manual. They have been carefully developed to help all involved individuals conduct their duties in an efficient and safe manner.

Radiation health and safety standards are among the best studied and most thoroughly applied in the safety field. While allowable human exposures are set well below the hazardous levels, Murray State University also strongly supports the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA) radiation safety philosophy regarding radiation dose. Appendix A outlines our commitment to this philosophy.

It is essential that all personnel know their duties and responsibilities regarding radiation safety, and constantly practice good safety techniques.  Initial and annual radiation safety training is required for all persons working with or around radiation sources.   Select the appropriate training module from below for your mandatory review and completion.  Study these pages. Know and practice the safety rules.

Open Source Radiation Training

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Gay Wellinghurst, Radiation Safety Officer at (270) 809-6752.

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