Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals (RSO0613)

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Categories: Health, Medical, Medical Physics, Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Occupational_Health_and_Safety, Occupational_Hygiene

Harvard School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 This program is specifically designed by Harvard faculty and industry experts to train researchers and laboratory professionals to implement a radiation protection program in the biotechnology, university, hospital, or medical laboratory setting. Participants will learn to utilize the skills necessary to act as a radiation safety officer (RSO), including how to maintain a safe laboratory environment, understand regulatory requirements and expectations, and avoid regulatory compliance problems associated with radiation safety. Participants will gain the full 40 hours often required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Agreement States for licensure.* Who Should Participate Aspiring radiation safety officers in a university, biotechnology, or medical facility Laboratory staff and scientists using radionuclides Biotechnology scientists using radionuclide tracers Scientists in the radiopharmaceutical industry (production and R&D) Physicians and medical staff using radionuclides in the healing arts Learning Objectives Utilize RSO skills specific to the biotechnology, university, hospital, and medical laboratory environments Avoid regulatory compliance problems Maintain a safe laboratory environment Assess and discuss risks of radiation and biological effects with employees Incorporate the “tools of health physics practice” applied to laboratories Manage and document radiological effluents and waste streams associated with biotechnology research laboratories Understand regulator requirements and expectations Demonstrate compliance with a radionuclide permit and license requirements

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