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K-State Today

February 5, 2016



Radiation safety training dates announced

By Maria Catanach

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 both 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 K-State radiation safety program.

This is mandatory training for all employees who are working in areas that contain radioactive materials. Registration is not required.

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

  • 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 10 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 18 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. March 9 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. March 24 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. April 12 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. April 20 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. May 4 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. May 19 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. June 9 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. June 22 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. July 13 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. July 19 

Radiation Safety Training-Sealed 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 a.m. Feb. 17 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. March 22 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. April 6 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. May 3 
  • 9:30-11 a.m. June 15 
  • 1:30-3 p.m. July 7 

All sessions are in 011 Edwards Hall in the the basement training room. If your group has five or more people requiring training, please consider scheduling an individual training session through the Radiation Safety Office. Email Maria Catanach at mcatanach@k-state.edu for more information.