Material Handling Safety

Radiation Safety Training

Radiation Safety Training


All those researchers working in conditions where open sources of radioactive materials, are extensively used and which do not abide by the classification of sealed sources or plated sources, must make it a point to complete the preliminary and the revised radiation safety training. This training to ensure safety in the workplace is necessary to be undertaken by all researchers. In fact this construction safety training is supposed to be applied for not only for the researchers but even for all those who are not required to use radioactive materials and also are not that probable to enter the radioisotope area. This kind of radiation safety training is not required for laboratories where sealed or plated sources are only used.

This kind of training for ensuring safety in the workplace includes various types of courses. The radiation safety officer training is one among them. Construction safety training is required due to the significance of teaching lab workers. This is so, in order to get to realize and understand the difficulties and risks involved, while working in the hazardous areas. Thus these kinds of radiation safety officer training and other such training is important to learn the radiation safety rules and norms. Learning of these programs is necessary for all workers of the lab. This enables all the members to be aware of the ways of responding, if a radiation accident takes place in the lab. This training also ensures that all the members know properly how to use radiation survey meters.

The preliminary training includes several things to be learnt. All users of radioisotope are required to complete the whole initial training before they start using radio active resources. And in case of those who are not users of radioisotope, it is necessary for them to finish off with the initial training as fast as possible. The preliminary training can be categorized into two parts. The first part comprises a group of radiation basic modules accompanied by a test. The trainees need to pass this test in order to go for the course of radioactive materials safety. And the second part, namely the radioactive materials safety class, is offered once every month for a duration of two hours.

After the preliminary training is over, then comes the annual refresher or the revised training as referred to before. It is necessary for all the researchers who work in laboratories using open sources of radioactive materials, to attend this training session. This is basically a brief session which includes a general analysis of the various radioactive happenings and some other issues also, which has been a matter of concern for the past years. An assessment of new programs, rules and regulations are also made during the annual refreshment training.

So this is what radiation safety training is more or less all about. Such training is very essential to keep away incidents happening from radioactive materials. The two sessions or parts of the training are required to be under gone by all members of the lab. Such construction safety training can ensure safety in the workplace.