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Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals

6/3/13 8:00 am to 6/7/13 4:00 pm AST
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States
Contact: Enrollment
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.

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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