The basic use of radiation detection instruments is covered in scheduled classroom training sessions. The following links give additional information:
Requirements for Labs
The instrumentation requirements for labs using radiation sources are covered in the Radiation Safety Manual – pg 45 &46
The Radiation Safety staff performs free instrument calibrations at 6-month intervals for labs that are using general instrument types such as G-M survey meters. A Radiation Safety staff person will collect the instrument from your lab, perform a calibration and return the instrument according to a schedule that ensures the instrument does not miss calibration.
|Look for a blue sticker on the side of the instrument to determine if the instrument’s calibration is current before using it. If it is out-of-date, do not use the instrument and contact Radiation Safety to have it calibrated as soon as possible.|