Principles of Laboratory Radiation Safety

Thursday, January 25, 2024 09:00to18:00
McTavish 3610 Room 430, 3610 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle and/or store radioactive materials must follow this course.

McGill students staff and faculty must register online using the EHS Course Registration System. See the Quick Guide if you encounter any issues.

Non-McGill student registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form

Content: Basic radiation physics; Biological effects of ionizing radiation; Sources of exposure; Dose limits; Radiation protection principles; Environmental surveillance and dosimetry; Radiation safety management; Safe laboratory work practices; Emergency procedures; Useful radiation safety formulae and how to receive and transport radioisotope packages.

Certification: A course certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete a written examination.

Duration: 9h00 to 18h00 (9h00-16h00 for the course and 16h00-18h00 for the Exam)

Cost (McGill): Free for the McGill Community (students, staff and faculty).

Cost (Non-McGill): $50 (if paid by PI); $200.00 per person plus applicable taxes for other payment methods.

Examination information: The exam is compulsory for all staff and students under McGill's permit. Course notes, English-French or English-another language dictionary and a scientific calculator are allowed during the exam. The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts for 90 minutes.

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