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REd Online: Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is a Course

REd Online: Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)



Full course description

The Environmental Health & Safety Department provides technical resources and support services regarding health, safety and environmental protection regulations, policies and procedures for biological and chemical substances. Radiation Safety ensures compliance with all safety regulations concerning radiological materials and equipment. A comprehensive review of each agency will be presented including what is required of researchers, what training opportunities are available, how risk assessments and facility inspections are conducted for granting agency certifications, instructions for completing appropriate forms, and what can be expected during the application process. 

At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of Environmental Health & Safety and Radiological Health
  • Analyze and categorize levels of risk
  • Describe hazardous waste disposal processes
  • Summarize the roles of the Radiation Safety Committee, Radiological Health Department and Radioactive Drug Research (RDRC) and the Human Use Subcommittees (HUS)
  • Describe the authorization process for using ionizing radiation

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