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Radiation Safety Training- Sealed

Course Code:  WTD165

Course Name:  Radiation Safety Training – Sealed

Prerequisite:  None

Department:  Environmental Health and Safety

Length of Session:  1.5 Hours

Audience:  Required for all employees who are working in areas that contain sealed radioactive material (soil moisture probes and sources completely enclosed within laboratory equipment)

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 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.

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 and labeling/transportation of radioactive sources. 

You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

If you are a person who needs a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any Learning and Development offering, please contact K-State Learning and Development in advance at 2-1920 or at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu.

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