Accelerator Operator Radiation Safety Training Requirements

The State of Tennessee regulations "Requirements for Accelerators" 0400-20-09 mandate initial and annual refresher training for individuals who operate accelerators.  Initial training is provided within each accelerator facility, and OCRS provides access to online refresher training for accelerator operators through the VUMC Learning Exchange.  VUMC clinical accelerator operators should search for the course titled "Radiation Oncology Annual Accelerator Safety Review for Therapists" to self-assign this training course.

These regulations mandate that specific topics are covered each year, including information on controls, safety devices, and accelerator operations.  The pertinent sections of the regulations are 0400-20-09-.17(4) Controls and Safety Devices and 0400-20-09-.17(5) Operation.

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