Occupational and Environmental Radiation Protection: Principles and Practices of Radiation Safety (OERP)

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 24, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2006
Early Registration Date: Feb 03, 2006
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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.


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Program Format 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 Lawyers 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 Additional Benefits 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).