Physics Residency Program: Safety
Incoming residents are required to pass a radiation safety exam within the first month of beginning the program. A safety guide is included with orientation material. In addition, the Washington University Radiation Safety Office provides an annual refresher lecture which all staff and residents are required to attend.
All first year residents are issued a radiation monitor by WU as part of their new employee procedure.
All residents attend orientation lectures on treatment machine operation and introductory training in the dangers of high voltage.During the course of the first year, Physics Residents attend a lecture intended to make them aware of potential hazards due to chemicals or bio-hazardous materials. Residents also attend required safety training provided by the University/Hospital, including fire safety.