All personnel who handle radioactive materials or utilize radiation emitting devices must participate in the Radiation Safety Orientation with the Radiation Safety Officer to ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities and UNBC procedures for handling of these materials. Individual IRP holders are then responsible for providing task-specific training ("dry techniques" performed as practice without radioisotope and orientation to the work space such as location of spill kits, decontamination procedures, location of documentation), arranging dosimetry monitoring, and ensuring that procedures are performed in a safety manner.
Radiation Safety Orientation
The Radiation Safety Orientation covers a variety of topics, including different types of radiation, the users a survey meter, basic work procedures (contamination monitoring, waste handling, decontamination/injuries, spill clean up), Radiation Safety Data Sheets, and shielding and protection. The radiation safety training presentations are provided here for review and reference.
- Introduction to Radiation (participants are expected to review this presentation before attending the orientation session), April 2014
- Radiation Protection, April 2014
- Radiation Monitoring/Survey Meters, April 2014
- Work Procedures, April 2014
- Radiation Safety Orientation Preparation Worksheet, April 2014
Task-specific training must be performed by the permit holder or an appointed person with more than three years of experience working with radioisotope under the permit holder. A written record of the training must be kept in laboratory orientation binder that can be reviewed by the Radiation Safety Officer or CNSC inspectors). Here is a general template for the training document:
Refresher training is required every three years for IRP holders and authorized users.