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Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 432-2100
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Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals

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Overview

This 40-hour training program is designed to provide the necessary skills 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, including how to maintain a safe laboratory environment, understand regulatory requirements and expectations, and avoid regulatory compliance problems associated with radiation safety.

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 regulatory requirements and expectations
  • Demonstrate compliance with a radionuclide permit and license requirements

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