RPS8 in 2017 and beyond
Presenter: Dr Richard Smart
Monday, 7th August 2017
RPS8, The Code of Practice for the Exposure of Humans to Ionizing Radiation for Research Purposes, was published in 2005 and has now been used throughout Australia for 12 years.This workshop will examine a range of issues which arise when the requirements of RPS8 are implemented in the real world. Issues to be discussed include the risk terminology to use in the report, the appropriateness of the radiation dose constraints, multi-centre trials, current references for patient doses, the “clinical management versus research” conundrum and the possible impact of the proposed new Medical Code of Practice. The workshop will be led by Dr Richard Smart, formerly of St George Hospital, and who was a member of the ARPANSA Working Party which drafted RPS8.
The Role of the Laser Safety Officer – Bridging the gap between theoretical and practical laser safety in the lab.
Presenter: Andrew Gibson-White
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
7.30 – 9.00am
This workshop aims to examine the role of the Laser Safety Officer and how to make implementing laser safety practical and as easy as possible for the users.
The workshop will consist of:
• Basic laser safety review
• Discussion around the various ways to reduce laser hazards
• Overview of protective eyewear (PPE) standards and selection
• Overview of laser safety barrier products for both lab and hospital environments
• Discussion of how to utilise available resources to help promote a safe working culture based around user involvement and education.
Andrew is a qualified Laser Safety Officer (LSO) and a Standards Australia Laser Safety Committee Member, with a background in Physics and Aviation from the University of Newcastle.