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Ionizing Radiation Awareness for General Industry

Course ID: CLK0238
Level: Introductory
Duration: 0 Hours 20 Minutes
Language: English

Ionizing radiation can cause serious health complications for those who are exposed to it. Members of the general industry workforce often have more extensive contact with this radiation than those in other regulated industries. To help these professionals stay safe, our Ionizing Radiation Awareness for General Industry course provides introductory-level ionizing radiation awareness training that they can apply on the job. By discussing the basics of ionizing radiation, safety requirements, and more, this course can help promote the safety of your general industry team.

NOTE: This course focuses on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and provides links to the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines as covered by Subpart Z 29 CFR 1910.1096 for general industry.

This course aims to protect its participants against workplace injury caused by ionizing radiation. To do so, it covers the following course topics:

  • Effects and properties of ionizing radiation
  • Routes of exposure
  • Ionizing radiation permissible exposure limit (PEL) and action level (AL)
  • Radiation exposure symptoms
  • Safety requirements, including personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Procedures and guidance

This course was designed for the following members of the general industry workforce:

  • General industry employees
  • General industry managers
  • General industry supervisors

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

After completing this course, participants will become more aware of the risk that ionizing radiation poses against them and where it’s commonly found. They will also learn about the most common routes of ionizing radiation exposure, how to tell if they’ve been exposed, and how to read important signs, labels, and physical agent data sheets (PADS).

Participants will also gain familiarization with the regulations outlined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They will be well-equipped to target and eliminate ionizing radiation hazards in their general industry workplaces upon completion of this course.

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