– Radioactive materials in dispersible form –
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A refresher course is offered for employees of the Randwyck institutions who work in a setting that requires an education in the field of radiation protection at the level of TMS-VRS D. Participation in this program is obligatory for all employees who work autonomously with dispersible radioactive materials. This program ensures both compliance with legal requirements as well as maintaining a safe work environment.
- Legal requirements 
- Educational purposes 
- Program 2020-2021 
- Minimum requirements for participation 
- Registration 
- What to do if the minimum requirements for participation are not met 
- Procedure 
Do you work or plan to work with (dispersible) radioactive materials within the Randwyck institutions but have not been contacted about participating in the program? Please register for this program by sending us an email .
It is a legal obligation for employers to inform their employees about the risks that come with exposure to ionising radiation. Within the institutions of the complex license , this obligation is met by enrolling employees who work with radioactive sources in dispersible form (VRS) in the course TMS-VRS D (Radiation Protection Officer– dispersible radioactive materials level D).
Employers also need to ensure that their employees’ knowledge on the subject stays up to date. For this purpose, a refresher course has been installed for those that use radioactive sources in spreadable form. Participation in this program is obligatory for performing experiments with radioactive sources autonomously as well as being granted entrance to the department of Radio Nuclides Laboratories (RNL).
For the refresher course on radiation protection, the following educational purposes have been determined:
- securing knowledge and skills of employees;
- expanding knowledge regarding the use and applications of radioactive sources;
- teaching and explaining operating procedures with the goal to ensure a safe working environment;
- gaining insight in the organisation of radiation protection and the people that work in this field, within the institutions that participate in the complex license Randwyck.
The official language during the program is English; this may be deviated from during practical assignments if the composition of the group justifies this: in that case, the assignment may be presented in Dutch.
For 2020-2021, the program is as follows:
|January 21, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS50 K0.480 (Coen Hemkerzaal)||Informational lecture Risk communication||Cindy Gielkes, GGD Zuid-Limburg|
|March 10, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS60 M4.04||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|March 12, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS60 M4.04||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|April 7, 2020||POSTPONED||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|April 16, 2020||POSTPONED||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|May 12, 2020||POSTPONED||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|June 2, 2020||POSTPONED||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|June 9, 2020||POSTPONED||Informational lecture Fundamental oncological research||Jan Theys, Radotherapy UM|
|June 16, 2020||POSTPONED||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|September 10, 2020||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|September 15, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS50 H1.351a||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|October 6, 2020||13:00-15:30||UNS50 H1.351a||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|November 17, 2020||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Informational lecture Medical imaging||Ulrich Lalji, Radiology MUMC+|
|November 19, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS50 H1.351a||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|December 3, 2020||09:00-11:30||UNS50 H1.351a||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|December 7, 2020 (new)||13:00-15:30||T.b.d.||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|January 12, 2021||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Informative lecture Tailor-made radiolabeled peptides and proteins for targeting of cardiovascular diseases and cancer||Ingrid Dijkgraaf, Biochemistry UM|
|January 14, 2021 (new)||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Practical assignment||SBE Randwyck|
|January 21, 2021 (new)||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Theoretical lecture Foreseeable unintentional events||SBE Randwyck|
|May 27, 2021||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Informational lecture Research in Nuclear Medicine||Tineke van de Weijer, Radiology MUMC+|
|November 18, 2021||09:00-11:30||T.b.d.||Interactive lecture Awareness in radiation protection||SBE Randwyck|
Dates for practical assignments and theoretical lectures in 2021 will be anounced in 2020.
For the 2020-2021 program, it is expected that one participates in the practical assignment, the theoretical lecture and 3 informational lectures. This represents a time investment of 10 hours over a period of two years.
Meeting the minimum requirement for participation is a condition for maintaining access to the RNL department and/or autonomously working with radioactive sources in dispersible form .
To participate in any component of the program, you must register beforehand. This can be done through our e-mail account .
Attention please! For both the practical assignment and the theoretical lecture/tutorial ‘Risk analysis of frequently used techniques’ there is a limited number of participants per session.
Employees who have not met or threaten not to met the minimum requirements for participation in the 2020-2021 edition of the refresher course, but want to keep their access to the RNL department and/or want to work autonomously with radioactive sources in dispersible form, must participate in the remaining part of the refresher course in 2021 and need to take part in the (multiple-choice) examination of the regular TMS-VRS D course. The result of this exam should be positive (>60%). Only in this way the level of knowledge about radiation protection is demonstrable to the required TMS-VRS D. Employees in question are personally informed about the components they are short of.