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Handling Radioactive Materials

Learning Objectives

  • List the recommended practices in procuring, receiving, transferring and transporting, managing, and disposing of radioactive material.
  • Describe the actions to take if contamination is detected.
  • Describe the actions to take in response to emergency situations involving radioactive material.

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This lesson provides an introduction to the handling of radioactive materials, from procurement and storage, to decontamination and emergency procedures in the event of accidental exposure or release.

Course Outline
  • Handling Radioactive Materials
  • Decontamination and Emergency Procedures
Regulations
  • References – Module 3: Handling Radioactive Material
  • Purdue University – Radiological and Environmental Management. Radiation Safety Training for Use of Radioactive Materials [PowerPoint slides]
  • University of Notre Dame – Department of Risk Management and Safety (2015). 2015-2016 Radiation Safety Refresher Training [PowerPoint slides]