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Radiation protection training

ABOUT DIVISION

 

Division of Radiation Emergency Management and Training coordinates, organizes and implements training courses for radiation protection officers and workers dealing with sources of ionizing radiation, state administrative persons working in the field of accident management, for state officers, Radiation Protection Centre (hereafter – RPC) personnel, foreign specialists, students and public regarding radiation protection and preparedness for radiological emergency as well refresh of qualification.

 

 

ACTIVITY

 

In compliance with the requirements of the Lithuanian legislation, the operator must ensure that radiation protection officers and exposed workers would be trained in radiation protection before starting to work with sources and periodically retrained every five years. The Lithuanian system on radiation protection training meets the needs of the country, and the developed infrastructure complies with the international requirements.

 

While supervising radiation protection training, RPC reconciled new training programs drafted by institutions implementing radiation protection training, chaired the commissions in assessing knowledge in radiation protection, administered the database of radiation protection certificates, organized a certification of new lecturers seeking to gain the right to train on radiation protection and carried out validation of qualification improvement for existing lecturers.

 

In order to actively promote knowledge in radiation protection, RPC held workshops and conferences, collaborated with international organizations, encouraged the participation of various specialists in different training and qualification improvement events, in cooperation with public health bureaus (hereinafter – VSB) organized meetings with public.

 


Radiation protection training
Radiation protection training
Radiation protection training

Figure 1. RPC held meetings with public, teachers and public health specialist 

 

RPC specialists met with the residents of Tauragė and Elektrėnai communities, organized technical tours for students and pupils from educational institutions, held workshops and trainings for teachers, X-ray diagnostic technicians, interventional radiology staff, health care institutionsradiation protection officers, dentists, public health specialists. RPC has been also represented by its speakers in the events organized by the other institutions (meeting of the Lithuanian Radiologists Association Council, Lazdijai VSB conference “Everyone can do a lot in the fight against cancer”, workshop on civil protection of the Kaunas City Municipality Administration). RPC provided hands-on-training for student from Utena College in measuring radon activity concentration in water.

 

A workshop on radiation protection supervision and control organized by RPC in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter – IAEA) brought together radiation protection professionals from various foreign countries. RPC hosted IAEA fellowships and scientific visits of six radiation protection specialists from Belarus, Armenia, Romania, Georgia. The RPC also coordinated the IAEA technical cooperation projects: submitted to the IAEA nominations of wide range of Lithuanian specialists for participating at the IAEA events, which in most cases had been approved giving the opportunity for nominated persons to improve their qualifications in the international trainings.

 

The system of radiation protection training in Lithuania is constantly being improved in accordance with the requirements of the European Union directive and international recommendations. It is foreseen, that electronic system of radiation protection training developed under the RPC national technical cooperation project “Establishing an E-learning System for Training in Radiation Protection” will be launched in Lithuania in 2018. This system will optimize and enhance implementation of national strategy on radiation protection training.

 

Radiation protection training
Radiation protection training
Radiation protection training

Figure 2. IAEA workshop participants, Vilnius University students and public health specialists visits RPC

 
 
Last updated 27 April 2018

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