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K-State Today

April 27, 2015



Radiation safety training dates announced for May-July

By Human Capital Services, Learning and Development

Environmental Health and Safety is offering annual radiation safety training, which is required for all who work in laboratories that contain radioactive materials. This includes those handling and not handling radioactive sources. Topics covered include radiation basics, hazards, transportation and safety precautions, as well as policies and procedures unique to the Kansas State University radiation safety program.

This is mandatory training for all employees who are working in areas that contain radioactive materials.

Radiation Safety Training-Unsealed, WTD164, focuses on internal and external hazards and is intended for those working around unsealed radioactive sources — liquids, powders, and gases. Sessions will be offered:

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6.
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9.
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22.

Radiation Safety Training-Sealed, WTD165, focuses on external hazards and is intended for those working around sealed radioactive sources — soil moisture probes and sources enclosed in laboratory equipment — as well as those working in radiation areas. Sessions will be offered:

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

The sessions are in 011 Edwards Hall. Contact environmental health and safety at 785-532-5856 or safety@k-state.edu to arrange a training session or if you have any questions.

Register for training through HRIS Self_Enrollment or email learning-develop-hr@k-state.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number, course title, course number — WTD164 or WTD165 — and date desired.