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January 18, 2018

Radiation safety training dates announced for January-May

Submitted 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 both 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 work 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 in 11 Edwards Hall from 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 25; 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 7; 2:30-4 p.m. March 15; 9:30-11 a.m. April 11; and 2:30-4 p.m. May 23. 

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 108 Edwards Hall from 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 24; 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 22; 2:30-4 p.m. March 7; 9:30-11 a.m. April 26; and 2:30-4 p.m. May 2.  

Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 785-532-5856 or safety@k-state.eduto arrange a training session or if you have any questions.

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

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