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Radiation Safety Awareness Session (Customized for you)

This session (two hour) is intended for university staff and students who might be working in the area where radioactive materials is used or stored. It is offered to new staff or as a refresher (required every three years). Includes general information on radiation hazards and U of M Radiation Safety Program. Participants will learn how to recognize radioactive material, identify the storage location of radioactive materials in the University environment and receive information how to minimize risks, when in proximity or in contact with radioactive materials.

The sessions are customized to meet the client needs and sessions for Departments can be arranged upon request.

Jan. 30, 2006 Bannatyne 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 12, 2006 Fort Garry 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


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 11 9 -16, room A106
October 12 12 -16, room S211or October 13 9-13, room
S210

November 7 9-16, room S211
November 8 12-16, room S212 or November 9 9-13, room
S210

December 6 9-16, room S211
December 7 12-16, room S210 or December 8 12-16, room
S212

January 24 9-16, room S211
January 25 12-16, room S210 or January 26 12-16, room
S210

For information, go to www.umanitoba.ca/campus/health_and_safety. To register please call Terry Neufeld at:474-9031.


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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