Radiation Safety Training- Unsealed
Course Code: WTD164
Course Name: Radiation Safety Training – Unsealed
Department: Environmental Health & Safety Staff
Length of Session: 1.5 Hours
Audience: Required for all employees who are working in areas that contain unsealed radioactive material (liquids, powders, and gases). This includes most laboratory users.
Session Description: Annual radiation safety training is required for all those working in laboratories that contain radioactive materials. This includes both those handling and not handling radioactive sources. Topics covered include radiation basics, hazards, and safety precautions as well as policies and procedures unique to the Kansas State University Radiation Safety Program. This session focuses on internal and external hazards and is intended for those working around unsealed radioactive sources (liquids, powders, and gases).
Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will:
- Identify the basic principles of radiation including types, units, and common sources in everyday life.
- Recognize the hazards associated with radiation and be able to apply principles of ALARA to mitigate them.
- Understand Kansas State University’s policies regarding personal dosimetry, source handling, spills, waste disposal, inventory, and surveys.