X-ray
Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

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Radiation Safety Officers (RSO) are responsible for ensuring the safe use of ionizing radiation-producing equipment at registered facilities in Minnesota. RSO training is required, per Minnesota Rule, Chapter 4732.0500.

Registrants are responsible for x-ray equipment that is under their administrative control, and must ensure that the radiation safety/quality assurance program, staff and use of x-ray equipment is in compliance with Minnesota Rule, Chapter 4732. To ensure adequate oversight is provided to the radiation safety/quality assurance program, an RSO must be designated. The RSO must be identified within the radiation safety/quality assurance program. 

  • The RSO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the radiation safety/quality assurance program.
  • The RSO must receive RSO specific training and has additional responsibilities beyond their day to day job duties.
  • The RSO must be provided sufficient time and commitment from the registrant to stop operations that he or she considers unsafe, ensure x-ray equipment is used safely, and compliance with MDH X-ray Rules.
  • These responsibilities, time and commitment must be delegated in writing from the registrant to the RSO.
  • When the registrant is also the RSO, an RSO Delegation Agreement does not have to be completed.

Delegation of Authority Agreement (PDF: 101KB/1 page)

RSO Training Opportunities

RSO training opportunities are not offered by MDH. Please contact the appropriate RSO training facility below for additional information.

Class Facility
Type
Dates/
Times
Contact/
Location
Fluoroscopic Rules, Training, Safety & Use   Aug 4
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Radiation Safety for Veterinary Veterinary Aug 5
2-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Upper Extremity Anatomy and Positioning: Shoulders to Finger Tips   Aug 6
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Lower Extremity Anatomy and Positioning: Pelvis to Toes   Aug 11
1-4 pm

Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349

Radiation Safety Officer Training for Veterinary Veterinary Aug 12
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Radiation Safety Officer Training for Industrial Industrial Aug 18
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Radiation Safety Officer Training General Aug 20
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Ins and Outs of Registration   Aug 20
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Radiation Safety Officer Training for Dental Dental Aug 24
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Upper Extremity Anatomy and Positioning: Shoulders to Finger Tips   Aug 25
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349
Radiation Safety Officer Training for Veterinary   Sept 1
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-717-8349


    For questions, comments or feedback regarding the MDH X-ray Program, please email health.xray@state.mn.us or call 651.201.4545.
Updated Friday, July 31, 2015 at 08:02AM