Radiation Protection and Safety Training
In preparation for IFE14, seven CTBTO staff participated in a tailor-made introductory training course on radiation protection and safety at Seibersdorf Laboratories, near Vienna from 28 May to 5 June.
The course involved a combination of lectures, practical exercises and hands-on training with personal protection equipment (PPE) and instrumentation. It focused on awareness building, the acquisition of general safety and security principles and technical background knowledge, as well as on the strengthening of analytical skills and understanding of safety culture.
In addition to providing elementary information on types of radiation, detection and identification of sources, use of PPE and decontamination procedures, the course covered the international and Austrian regulatory background and constraints relating to storage, handling and transportation of sources.