The definition of radiation is energy moving through space. Although non-ionizing radiation is necessary for life, excessive exposure can harm tissue. Ionizing radiation can ionize atoms with enough energy to cause tissue damage by destabilizing molecules inside of cells.
Specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction address ionizing radiation. OSHA’s Ionizing Radiation standards protect workers in:
The goal of this course is to prepare employers and workers, who do not have emergency response duties as well as emergency responders, with direction to shield themselves and those around them in their workplaces in the occurrence of a radiation emergency.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
All employees and employers working at or near the source of radiation must attend this training program.
The completion of this course will teach students to:
Natural & Man-Made Background Sources of Radiation
Exposure Limits & Regulations
Detection of Radiation
Safe Practices with Radiation
Biological Effects of Radiation
Radiation Protection Program