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Ionizing Radiation Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.1096

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Ionizing radiation is a common tool in many workplaces. However, it can also be extremely dangerous. Excessive radiation exposure has been linked to serious health problems, including cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified ionizing radiation as a special area of concern requiring dedicated safety training.

This online training course explains OSHA radiology regulations and ionizing radiation safety.

This course is for:
Any worker whose duties may cause exposure to ionizing radiation should take a radiation safety course. Radiological (rad) worker training educates personnel on the risks and precautions of working with radiation.

Additionally, any professional who is responsible for protecting other employees from radiation-such as a Radiation Safety Officer-will benefit from this online certification in OSHA ionizing radiation safety.

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Case Study: On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed one of four nuclear reactors at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The accident and the fire that followed released massive amounts of radiation into the environment. The effects of the radiation killed 28 of the site's 600 workers in the first four months after the accident. One hundred and six more workers received high enough doses of radiation to cause acute radiation sickness. Officials also believe the accident is responsible for nearly 7,000 cases of thyroid cancer among individuals who were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident. The accident contaminated wide areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and the Russian Federation. The Chernobyl accident is the only accident in the history of commercial nuclear power to cause fatalities from radiation.

Key Takeaways: The Chernobyl event was the product of a severely flawed Soviet-era reactor design combined with human error. The operators of the plant ran the plant at very low power and did not have adequate safety precautions and procedures in place.

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Governing Regulations

Ionizing radiation regulations are codified in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1096. This section covers definitions, exposure limitations, labels, notification requirements, and many other key areas. Employees should thoroughly understand these regulations to protect themselves, their coworkers, and the public.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Ionizing Radiation Standard Safety Training
  • Regulatory Institutions and Agencies
  • Key Terms
    What Is Radiation?
  • Ionizing Radiation Versus Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Types of Ionizing Radiation
  • Alpha Particles
  • Beta Particles
  • Neutron Radiation
  • Gamma Rays and X-rays
    Ionizing Radiation Exposure
  • Sources of Radiation
  • Natural Radiation
  • Man-made Radiation
  • NORM
  • Exposure Pathways
  • Routes of Internal Exposure
  • Chronic Exposure
  • Acute Exposure
  • Health Effects of Exposure
  • Health Effects of Exposure - Cancer
  • Health Effects of Exposure - Genetic Mutation
    Safety and Health Programs and Practices
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Employee Training
  • Record Keeping
  • Radiation Emergencies
  • Caution Signs and Labels
  • Caution Signs and Labels - Exceptions
  • Immediate Evacuation Warning Signal
  • Immediate Evacuation Warning Signal - Design Parameters
  • Notification of Incidents
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

OSHA has not yet published ionizing radiation standards for recurrent radiation safety training or continuing medical education (CME). However, other OSHA standards require certain tasks to be completed by certified, competent, or qualified personnel. Given the high risks associated with ionizing radiation exposure, annual recertification or radiation safety CME is suggested. Radiation health and safety training is also important whenever employees' duties change significantly.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Ionizing Radiation Safety

Very good experience and content.

Charles A Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Great course! Would like to see some more info about PPE, or at least a statement for equipment-specific mfg. recommendations.

Jennifer H Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Great information and course. Very informative

Catherine M Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

The test was very thorough and really cemented the course into the brain.

Diane K Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Well organized and educational. I would like to have access to the self-quiz questions each time I go back to review the module as opposed to just the first time.

Alfred T Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Training was really helpful. Following along with the person reading the material was great and it did help me remember the material better.

Kunal S Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

great course

Stephen S Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

This was a good course

Andrew H Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

The course was easy to use and understand. Can go at your own pace. Informative.

Dennis B Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Very thorough class.

Arturo R Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Very good course

Theresa B Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

The narrator was excellent. Thank you!

Victoria B Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

Nice and to the point. It was clear, and had a relevant amount of detail.

Subhiramanian S Verified
Ionizing Radiation Safety

It was an easy and understandable course that allowed me to proof read. i can read and have someone explain all at the same time. I recommend anyone who wants to take this class to do it.



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