Radiation - Safe Working with Ionising Radiations

Title:Radiation - Safe Working with Ionising Radiations

Duration:.25 days
Safety Office
Duration : Approx 2.5 hours
 
Given by : University Safety Office Radiation Protection Technician

A mandatory introductory session for new workers with ionising radiation, covering the basics of radiation protection, relevant legislation and the University arrangements and safe practice. The course is held twice a year . New users must attend the first available talk.  Please note that this course is not intended for undergraduate students.


This presentation covers:


What ionising radiation is:

  • How you measure it - units

 

  • Mechanism for harm and the risk

 

  • Doses received from typical research work to put the risks into context

 

  • Legislation - IRR and RSA (especially licences and accounting)

 



Practical aspects of working with radionuclides:

  • Properties of the common isotopes used in biological research (emissions; energies; half-life; shielding requirements and other precautions)

 

  • Criteria for selection of most appropriate isotope

 

  • Ten Golden Rules for safe working

 

  • Decomposition 

X-rays

Sealed sources


Sheffield University's "Contamination Control" video can be found in sections on this page - http://nottingham.ac.uk/safety/policies-and-guidance/radiation/ionising-radiation/ir-training.aspx.

A copy of the radiation talk handout can be found at:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Safety/Documents/Rad-Talk.pdf

 

Please note:  If you are intending to travel by car to the training venue, please allow sufficient time to locate a parking space and to walk to the training venue, as parking may not be available immediately adjacent.



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University Park
06 March 2019
06/03/2019 00:00:00
06 March 2019
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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