Avoid Radiation Litigation


Course Title:

How to Avoid Radiation Litigation

Course duration:

2 days

Price:

$795

Course Summary:

This 2-day workshop is offered for managers, RSOs, and HPs with responsibilities for radiation safety who would like to position their companies to avoid financial liabilities related to worker radiation exposures. This first-of-its-kind workshop includes legal counsel, understanding radiation risks, elements of effective risk communication, and a review of radiation incidents and legal consequences.

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Description

This 2-day workshop is offered for managers, RSOs, and HPs with responsibilities for radiation safety who would like to position their companies to avoid financial liabilities related to worker radiation exposures. This first-of-its-kind workshop includes legal counsel, understanding radiation risks, elements of effective risk communication, and a review of radiation incidents and legal consequences.

Experts in each of these areas will discuss why radioactive materials licensees are ripe for lawsuits, how to determine worker’s radiation risks, radiation risk models, relative risk and probability of causation, strategies for avoiding litigation, and preparing for litigation if necessary. The workshop will include how to deal with “junk science,” how to prepare and present expert testimony, and how to effectively communicate with attorneys, judges, and juries. Another critical issue covered in depth is the importance of documentation and recordkeeping.

The faculty for this special workshop includes attorney Dave Wiedis, Esq. (from the law firm of Jose & Wiedis where he specializes in radiation litigation defense). Mr. Wiedis is a well known national speaker, having conducted nearly 100 seminars and workshops on radiation litigation issues at dozens of nuclear facilities in the USA. Other faculty are instructors from Radiation Safety Academy that specialize in  radiation risk assessments and specilists in effective risk communications. The workshop is limited to ten persons.

Topics Include

  • Real and perceived risks
  • Radiation risk models
  • Probability of causation
  • Basic legal concepts
  • Role of HP in litigation
  • Expert testimony
  • Junk science
  • Risk communication
  • Review of real incidents/emergencies