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Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers
Training

Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

Aimed at those working predominantly with unsealed radioactive sources, typically in a research, radiopharmaceutical or hospital environment

Date
Wed 8 May at 8.15am - Thu 16 May at 5.00pm
Cost
$605 incl GST
Venue ANSTO
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Register: 8 May 2019
Register: 16 October 2019

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

Audience

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

  • Scientific Background
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • Radiation Safety in Laboratories
  • Handling Techniques in the Laboratory
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response