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Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

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$802 plus GST
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Register: 29 August 2024
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Course Objective

Develop sufficient radiation protection knowledge and skills to recognise:

  • the need for an operational and management framework for the safety and security of radioactive substances
  • their radiation safety responsibilities when working in a controlled or supervised area with radioactive substances


Personnel that have operational or management responsibilities for radioactive substances as part of their work including at:

  • research facilities, such as laboratory technicians, visiting researchers, post docs, or academics
  • radiopharmaceutical production facilities, such as quality assurance and production workers
  • hospitals, such as in nuclear medicine or oncology departments

Course Content

  • Radiation in the Environment
  • Scientific Background
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External & Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Laboratory Design & Controls
  • Production of Radioactive Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Personal Dosimeters
  • Monitoring
  • Legislation & Codes of Practice
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessments
  • Transport
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Storage
  • Waste Management
  • Incident Preparedness and Response

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