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Upcoming events

    • 06 June 2024
    • 13:00 - 17:30
    • Zoom
    • 13
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    ISTR and the Society for Radiological Protection are pleased to announce a free joint webinar on non-ionising radation.

    • Are you a laboratory or workplace safety officer, a radiation safety supervisor or otherwise involved in supporting safety within your workplace?
    • Do you manage a workplace which has equipment with potentially hazardous optical or electromagnetic field emissions, such as welding equipment, induction heating, ultra violet lamps, magnetic resonance equipment, lasers, high current motors, demagnetisers, substations/switch-rooms,/transformers, electric charging, broadcast antennas, etc.?
    • Would you like to gain better insight regarding the control and management of these risks?
    • Would you like be better informed regarding regulatory and governance issues surrounding non-ionising radiation safety?
    • Do you have any 'workers at particular risk', (e.g. personnel with implanted medical devices that may be susceptible to interference from electro-magnetic fields  - such as pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, body-worn insulin pumps , heart pumps, etc)

    The programme is:

    Time

     Scope

    Led by:

    Scope

    1:00pm

    Introduction (15 mins)

    David Rawlings

    What is SRP, aims of the session, perspective: what is NIR? why should people care? why is it hard, interest from regulators

    1:15pm

    EMF equipment, regulations, guidance and risk assessment process (30 mins)

    Hugo Bibby

    Equipment– (not an exclusive list), terminology and hazards, regulations, EMF risk assessment process; non-binding guidance and other sector related information, potential controls, indicated records and documentation, duty holders

    1:45pm

    EMF case studies (30 mins)

    Richard Findlay

    Key examples demonstrating broad principles including   some responses and outcomes following an EMF risk assessment

    2:15pm

    Comfort Break (10mins)

     

     

    2:25pm

    Optical/laser equipment, regulations, guidance and risk assessment process (30 mins)

    Lisbeth Yates

    Equipment– (not an exclusive list), terminology and hazards, regulations, optical/laser risk assessment process; non-binding guidance and other sector related information, potential controls, indicated records and documentation, duty holders

    2:55pm

    Optical/laser case studies (30 mins)

    Angela Yeadon

    Key examples demonstrating broad principles including some responses and outcomes following an optical/laser risk assessment

    3:25pm

    Comfort Break

     

     

    3:35pm

    Corporate issues, communication and training (30 mins)

    David Rawlings

    Radiation safety policy and delegation of health and safety duties, training records, incident reporting, sharing of best practice within the organisation, identifying and supporting workers at particular risk.

    4:05pm

    Q+A (40 mins)

    ALL

     

    4:45pm

    Wash up and thanks (15 mins)

    David Rawlings

    To include suggestions for further learning/development (e.g. bibliography, courses, 3rd party support, certification, mentorship, membership of professional bodies, etc.)

    5:00pm

    Meeting Close

     

     



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