Radiation Safety Training Description and Schedule

Radiation Safety Awareness Training

The 30 minute orientation training is required for all members working in a permitted radioactive materials laboratory and designed to accommodate those not handling radioactive materials. Click Here to access the Radiation Safety Awareness Training online. Participants complete a short multiple choice examination (quiz), submit the test form, and a Certificate of Training will be sent to those that successfully pass the course.

The topics covered include:

  • Review Radiation Safety Program structure and Administrative Controls
  • Be aware of regulatory licenses, registrations, and notices defining employee rights concerning radiation safety.
  • Recognize radiation safety signs and postings identifying areas where radioactive materials or radiation producing machines are stored or used.
  • Review the characteristics of the Radiation Safety Program.
  • Be aware of the services offered by Radiation Safety staff.

Introduction to Radiation Safety Training

The two hour introductory training is required for all members working in a permitted radioactive materials laboratory, and when job assignments require handling or controlling radioactive materials.  During the final 15 minutes of the session, participants complete a written examination (quiz) that will be reviewed in class.  The topics covered include:

  • Regulatory review
  • Radiological handling techniques
  • Radiation Safety philosophy
  • Administrative & engineering controls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Radiological instrumentation
  • Radiation Safety monitoring and surveillance
  • Waste Minimization strategies and guidelines

HNRCA Employees – The Tufts Medical Center radioactive materials license includes the HNRCA facility.All individuals that work in an HNRCA radioactive materials laboratory are required to attend TMC Radiation Safety Training. Please contact the Health Physics Group at 617-636-6168 to receive details of the upcoming TMC radiation safety trainings. Please note that the TMC trainings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

Tufts EHS offers this training on all three campuses throughout the year as a service to the Tufts University community.  We encourage you to identify any of your department staff that may need this training and see to it that they attend an upcoming session.

Class size is limited and certificates of attendance will be provided at the end of each session;

Registration is required. Please contact Tufts EHS (ehs-training@tufts.edu) to reserve your spot.

Boston
(9:30am – 11:30am)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Grafton
(9:30am – 11:30am)
Monday, August 7, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017

Medford
(12:00pm – 1:30pm)
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017

For any training, please be sure to sign the attendance sheet to receive credit for attendance.

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Annual Radiation Safety Refresher Training

Mandatory refresher session for faculty, staff and students who are currently authorized to work with radioactive materials or ionizing radiation sources, or frequenting an area where these materials are used or stored. This session does NOT take the place of the initial radiation training course.

TEHS is pleased to announce that the Annual Radiation Safety Refresher Training is now available by choosing one of the options detailed below.

Audience: All individuals either working with or handling radioactive materials, handling radiation producing machines or equipment, or other personnel that work in a registered radioactive materials laboratory are required to complete this training.

Objectives are to:

  1. Review characteristics of radioactive materials, radiation and radiological contamination.
  2. Review warning signs and postings identifying areas where radioactive materials are located or radiation producing machines are used.
  3. Review the characteristics of the Radiation Safety Program.
  4. Review current Radiation Safety Program development.
  5. Be aware of the services offered by Radiation Safety staff.
  6. Be aware of regulatory licenses, registrations, and notices defining employee rights concerning radiation safety.

Options Available:

1. Access the Annual Radiation Safety Refresher Training online.

2. Attend one of the following Instructor-Led sessions:
Registration is required. Please contact TEHS (ehs-training@tufts.edu) to reserve your spot.
BOSTON:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 11:00-12:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017; 9:00 -10:00am

GRAFTON: By Request Only

MEDFORD:
Thursday, February 16, 2017; 11:00-12:00pm

3. Additionally, for those groups that would prefer a guest speaker from Radiation Safety to provide annual refresher training, please contact TEHS at ehs-training@tufts.edu

I appreciate your assistance to ensure Annual Radiation Safety Refresher training is provided to all staff and students working at Tufts University.


Radiofrequency (RF) Awareness Training

This training covers basic RF theory, related regulations and standards, biological effects, Radiofrequency Exposure Limits (RFEL), administrative & engineering controls, hazard assessment, and personal protective equipment. This course allows personnel to develop the necessary tools to recognize and avoid hazards associated with RFR. The course objectives are to:

  • Introduce RF sources & basic related fundamentals that apply to personnel
  • Review the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Introduce RF sources that generate radiation and understand how energy is propagated
  • Review RF interaction mechanisms
  • Review biological effects associated with exposures to RFR
  • Be aware of regulatory agencies, regulations & standards that apply to RF Safety
  • Review RF posting requirements identifying areas where RFR sources and RFCA are located
  • Understand RF Safety controls & personnel protective equipment

Purpose:

  • To provide Tufts University personnel with basic RF Safety knowledge when accessing controlled areas that contain RF sources (e.g. microwave, cellular, other antennas)
  • To understand in general terms the kind and degree of hazards associated with radiofrequency radiation (RFR) sources at Tufts University facilities
  • To be aware of regulatory requirements and related basis for the RFR Safety Program
  • To meet regulatory training requirements for qualified staff responsible for accessing radiofrequency controlled areas (RFCA)

Audience:  Any worker who access controlled areas that contain RF sources and are potentially exposed to RFR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: For any training, please be sure to sign the attendance sheet to receive credit for attendance.

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