Environmental Health & Safety Workshop for Radiation Protection Professionals


Course Title:

Environmental Health & Safety Workshop  for Radiation Protection Professionals

Course duration:

5 days

Price:

$1895

Course Summary:

The course is organized to build on the knowledge base of a typical radiation protection professional, starting with a discussion of what HP, IH and IS practices have in common. This is followed by an examination of why some of the basic practices of the three disciplines are different. The course concludes with a study of how a broad range of practices are different among the three.

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Description

As the National Safety Council points out in the 9th Edition of its Supervisors’ Safety Manual (Ref):

For at least two decades gradual changes in safety and health management had occurred, until by the 1980s, priorities had shifted from hazard identification to hazard prevention. Next, came the inception of a general movement toward proactive, rather than reactive, safety and health management. In the ‘90s safety experts worked to create systems to identify and eliminate workplace hazards. The focus is now on integrating safety, health and environmental management throughout the business strategy.”

This has led to the wholesale consolidation of responsibilities of many radiation protection professionals to include all aspects of Health Physics (HP), Industrial Hygiene (IH) and Industrial Safety (IS). The objective of this 5-day course is to familiarize radiation safety professionals with the fundamental principles of Industrial Hygiene and Industrial Safety. The course is not intended to turn health physicists into industrial hygienists nor industrial safety experts. The contents of this curriculum have proven sufficient to provide the knowledge to supervise industrial hygiene and industrial safety professionals in a wide array of settings.

The course is organized to build on the knowledge base of a typical radiation protection professional, starting with a discussion of what HP, IH and IS practices have in common. This is followed by an examination of why some of the basic practices of the three disciplines are different. The course concludes with a study of how a broad range of practices are different among the three.

National Safety Council, Supervisors’ Safety Manual, 9th edition, 1997, page 2.


Audience

Radiation Protection professionals trained or experienced in classical Health Physics, who have regulatory or institutional oversight of overlapping safety specialties.  This course seeks to provide insight and guidance to the ever-changing safety environment an HP would encounter, and explore the areas in which Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety, and Health Physics converge.  Although many of the responsibilities in these three areas are similar, each has its own distinct terminology, practices, and regulatory standards.  The course will be especially useful for the individual who supervises professionals having various safety credentials and responsibilities, without the need to gain expertise in each specialty of the industrial safety culture.