Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals
April 13–17, 2015 • Boston, MA
Participants will gain the full 40 hours often required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Agreement States for licensure.*
Radiation Safety Officer Training Overview
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires any organization using radioactive materials to designate a radiation safety officer (RSO) responsible for radiation protection matters. Radiation Safety Officer Training is designed to meet these licensing requirements and allow your organization to update or apply for a radioactive materials license.
This course provides the hands-on experience necessary to act as a radiation safety officer in laboratory settings. It is unique in concentrating specifically on radionuclides used in laboratory facilities and the challenges facing laboratory RSOs.
Optional sessions allow you to focus your learning on radiation protection topics relevant to your work.
You will learn to implement a radiation protection program, comply with regulatory requirements, and maintain a safe laboratory environment. During the course, you will gain an understanding of important compliance issues and the skills needed to protect employees and patients.
Optional Evening Sessions
*The 40-hour requirement may be met through the completion of the 36-hour core course plus at least two 2-hour optional sessions which are included in the course fee.
Optional evening sessions allow you to focus your learning on specific topics for which you have responsibilities. Optional sessions include:
- Medical health physics (part 35)
- Laser hazard control (ANSI 136.1-2009)
- Hand-held instruments practicum
- Liquid scintillation counting practicum
- X-ray radiation safety
- DOT radioactive materials shipping certification
Who Should Participate
Radiation Safety Officer Training is for any professional in biotechnology, university, hospital, medical, pharmaceutical, or corporate laboratories with responsibilities for radiation protection, including:
- Radiation safety officers
- Health and medical physicists
- Nuclear medicine and medical imaging professionals
- Radiologic technologists and radiologists
- Environmental health and safety and industrial hygiene professionals
- Biologists, chemists, and pharmacists using radionuclides
- Facilities managers at laboratories utilizing radioactive materials
Recognized by the Harvard Education and Research Center
Scholarships and stipends are available for MS degrees in Occupational / Industrial Hygiene (Hazardous Substances). For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download our student handbook.