When working with X-Ray technology in a laboratory setting, safety is a paramount concern. When properly used, X-Rays are considered relatively safe. However, when X-Rays are used without the proper safety precautions they have the potential to cause serious injury and illness related to over exposure; cancer, extreme low blood pressure, and cardiac arrest, are commonly attributed negative health consequences.Because X-Rays are dangerous when handled improperly, it is imperative and that students & faculty alike receive safety training for awareness and prevention.The goal of this course is to ensure the safe use of X-Rays in campus laboratory settings.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of:
- How X-rays are produced
- Categories and representative types of x-ray producing devices
- The role of state and/or local departmental involvement in radiation-producing device regulation
- X-Ray Basics
- X-Ray Risks
- X-Ray Safety
This course takes approximately 20 minutes to complete
A passing grade of 80% or higher required. Up to 3 attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course