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Radiation Safety Orientation Training
(Self Study or Group Session)

Designed for staff and students who are new to the University Radiation Safety Program, the Orientation is individualized for each participant. The Orientation covers radiation principles and University procedures specific for the planned use of radioactive materials. The Orientation is open to anyone who is interested in preparing for work in a University research lab using radioactive material until they are able to participate in the Radiation Safety Workshop. This orientation is required to be completed by all staff and students within one month of being listed on a Radioisotope Permit at the University of Manitoba. The program is available as self-study or group sessions (4 hours) as available. Completing the Orientation exempts staff and students from attending the first morning of the Radiation Safety Workshop for Radioactive Chemicals as listed below.
For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register contact Eva Sailerova, Assistant Radiation Safety Coordinator at 789-3359.

Radiation Safety Workshop for Radioactive Chemicals
(1½ Days)

This Workshop must be completed by all staff and students within four months of being listed on an open source radioisotope permit at the University of Manitoba. Designed for all staff and graduate students who are working with radioactive chemicals in a research setting, the Workshop covers how to work safely with radioactive chemicals and comply with University procedures. Participants who complete the workshop will also be certified to receive Radioactive Materials as required by Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and enforced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
All participants attend the first full day session. On the second day the class is divided into 2 groups for a 4 hour laboratory practicum.
The following three sessions have been scheduled:

October 4 (full day) & half-day lab on 5th PM or 6th AM
November 3 (full day) & half day lab on 4th PM or 5th PM
December 8 (full day) & half day lab on 9th PM or 10th PM

For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register contact Eva Sailerova, Assistant Radiation Safety Coordinator at 789-3359.

Radiation Safety Workshop for Nuclear Gauges/Moisture Density Gauges
(4 hours)

This Workshop must be completed by all staff and students prior to using or transporting a Nuclear Gauge and within four months of being listed on a University Radioisotope Permit for Nuclear Gauges. Designed for all staff and graduate students who are working with Moisture Density Gauges (MGDs) in a research setting, the Workshop covers how to work safely with MGDs and comply with University procedures. Participants who complete the workshop will also be certified to transport MDG containing radioactive materials as required by Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and enforced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register contact Leona Page, Radiation Safety Coordinator at 789-3613.

Refresher Radiation Safety Training
(1-3 hours in the Permit Holder's Lab)

Refresher training is required every three years for those previously trained in Radiation Safety and continuing to use radioactive materials at the University Each session requires the attendance of all lab staff, including the permit holder and is specific for each radioisotope permit. Designed for all staff and graduate students who are working with radioactive material, the Refresher covers how to work safely and comply with University procedures. Participants who complete the training have the option to be re-certified as required by Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and enforced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register contact Leona Page, Radiation Safety Coordinator at 789-3613.

Re-Certification to Receive Radioactive Materials
(½ - 1 hour)

This training is required every three years and is designed to be specific for the participant. Designed for all staff and graduate students who have been previously certified as required by Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and enforced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. This session is also offered with the Refresher Radiation Safety Training.
For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register contact Leona Page, Radiation Safety Coordinator at 789-3613.

NOTE: Radiation Safety Training is also available by request for sealed source users other than Moisture Density Gauge users, for shipping radioactive materials or training of persons who are working in the vicinity of radioactive materials.

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