Analytical X-Ray Safety Training

Description / Purpose:

The purpose of this page is to provide analytical x-ray safety training to those NMSU employees who operate analytical X-ray machines in research laboratories. This training consists of completing an exam which covers analytical x-ray safety topics that may include:

  1. Overview of NMSU Radiation Safety Program requirements for analytical x-rays
  2. Applicable State and Federal regulations
  3. Fundamentals of radiation safety with an emphasis on x-rays
  4. Radiation terminology & units
  5. Biological effects
  6. ALARA principles
  7. Exposure control
  8. Engineering, Administrative & Procedural Controls
  9. Warning Labels & Signage
  10. Dosimetry
  11. Emergency procedures
  12. Record keeping requirements.

Exam Instructions:

To receive credit, complete the Analytical X-Ray Exam listed below. Please email the exam to the Radiation Safety Manager at dschoep@nmsu.edu, or you may send the exam via campus mail to Radiation Safety, MSC 3578. Please check Training Central for your score. To pass the exam you must score 80% or higher. This is an “open-book” exam meaning you can use any reference materials you choose including the NMSU Radiation Safety Manual.

Links to the exam and key program documents / reference training materials are below:

Links:

Analytical X-Ray Exam

Analytical X-Ray Training Material

NMSU Radiation Safety Manual