$1,200 – $1,450

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Training Course at Columbia University

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722 W 168th Street

Mailman School of Public Health

New York, NY 10032

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Course Overview

Course dates are two long weekends: 7/7-7/9 and 7/14-7/16.

  • Fridays (July 7 and 14) - 2:00pm - 6:15pm
  • Saturday/Sunday (July 8, 9, 15, 16) - 8:00am - 5:30pm

Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers a 40-hour course to meet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Class C Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) training requirements. The curricula is designed for individuals working in academia, industry, and government laboratories seeking training in the safe handling of radioisotopes to meet local, state, or federal regulatory and/or training requirements. Participants that complete this course will fulfill the 40-hour requirement as stated in 10CFR33.15 - Requirements for the issuance of a Type C specific license of broad scope:

At least 40 hours of training and experience in the safe handling of radioactive materials, and in the characteristics of ionizing radiation, units of radiation dose and quantities, radiation detection instrumentation, and biological hazards of exposure to radiation appropriate to the type and forms of byproduct material to be used.

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Major topics include: radiation and radioisotopes, the human health effects of ionizing radiation exposure, radiation dosimetry and instrumentation, radiation protection, safe handling and disposal of radioisotopes, inventory control, record keeping and regulatory requirements, transporation of radioactive materials, hazard and risk assessment, reduction, and communication, employee bioassay program, emergency management, and personnel contamination and response.

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Course instructors, with faculty appointments at Columbia University and the Columbia University Medical Center, are experts in their fields. They include faculty from the Center for Radiological Research, the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, the Department of Medicine and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.

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