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.
What are the 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.
Who must take this training? 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.
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 Takeaway: 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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How long is the course? 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.
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.