August 11, 2016
Radiation safety training dates announced for August and September
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 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.
- 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
- 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
- 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
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 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.
- 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.
The sessions are in 011 Edwards Hall. Contact environmental health and safety at 785-532-5856 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a training session or if you have any questions.
Register for training through HRIS Self_Enrollment or email email@example.com and include your name, department, employee ID number, course title, course number — WTD164 or WTD165 — and date desired.