Occupational and Environmental Radiation Protection: Principles and Practices of Radiation Safety (OERP)
Boston, United States
Event Date/Time: Apr 24, 2006
End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2006
Early Registration Date:
Feb 03, 2006
This program is specifically designed for those wishing to advance their capabilities and to enhance their opportunities for promotion and advancement, while providing basic preparation for individuals assuming the responsibility for or participating in the implementation of radiation safety programs.
This program is also ideal for environmental health and safety professionals who need to broaden their knowledge with the goal of becoming radiation safety officers.
Key objectives include providing participants the knowledge to meet the licensing requirements with confidence, and to search out the information necessary to respond to the variety of challenges they face.
Practical approaches to solving problems will better prepare you to fulfill your responsibilities
Breakout sessions offering opportunities to explore, clarify, and confirm the basic principles of radiation protection and safety
Laboratory demonstrations highlight applications of radiation instrumentation in solving problems and illustrating basic principles
Discussions with regulatory agency personnel will clarify the requirements and significantly reduce and/or eliminate existing barriers of communication
Who Should Attend
Radiation protection and safety personnel
Radiation health, protection, and safety technicians
Environmental health and safety officers
Industrial hygienists and other occupational health specialists
Federal, state, and local regulatory personnel
Executives and managers at regulatory agencies and in private industry
Research workers who use radionuclides at medical, educational, and industrial installations
Physicians and medical personnel who handle and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients
Contractors and personnel engaged in cleanup activities at DOE facilities or in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants
Upon Completion Of This Program You Will Be Able To:
Identify and meet regulatory requirements from both a technical and an administrative point of view
Develop effective methods for meeting your information needs, through both published and online resources
Apply the principles of radiation safety protection in an effective manner to problems you will encounter in your work
Ensure that any doses received by your coworkers and the public will be as low as reasonably achievable
Provide your professional associates as well as public groups with perspective on the importance of various radiation sources and the effectiveness of control methods in the workplace and the environment
You will have the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email contacts of experienced Harvard personnel and regulatory staff members whom you can contact on an informal basis for answers to your future questions. You will also have met fellow course participants, who are serving in positions similar to yours, and with whom you can continue to share thoughts and experiences.
In addition, every participant will receive a copy of the following renowned books: Dade Moeller’s Environmental Health, 3rd Edition, and Jacob Shapiro’s Radiation Protection: A Guide for Scientists, Regulators and Physicians, 4th Edition.
Continuing Education Credit
The Harvard School of Public Health designates this continuing professional education activity for a maximum of:
4.0 Industrial Hygiene CM Points
32 credits, American Academy of Health Physics
3.1 CEUs, Harvard School of Public Health
The CEUs earned in this program can be applied towards the NRRPT registration maintenance program
The Harvard School of Public Health is an Education and Research Center designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).