Jazan University organizes a training program to protect against Ionizing Radiation

18 Shawwal 1443

Jazan University: Media Department

The Radiation Protection Unit held an advanced training program entitled (General Technical Aspects of Protection from Ionizing Radiation) over a period of five days under the supervision and directives of the Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Naief Azyabi, with the aim of raising awareness of basic concepts about radiation and the prevention of its damaging effects and clarifying the regulatory framework to be applied to radiation practices in Jazan University.

The training program includes five main axes: most notably the general framework for optimal protection from radiation at Jazan University, radiation emergencies, accidents and scenarios, radiation shielding inside laboratories and clinics, how to remove radioactive pollution and how to manage radioactive waste, storage and safety of radioactive sources and storage conditions, national dose limits, exposures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Zakia Madkhali, the program's trainer, indicated that the program targets technicians working in radiology labs and clinics.

At the end of the first training session, the most important basic information was reviewed with the trainees in an enthusiastic atmosphere, which reflected the trainees' keenness and interest in what is presented in this program.

The second axis, dealt with discussions about the general framework of industrial and medical emergency plans and how radiological emergency plans work at the university.

The third axis was about the occurrence of how radioactive contamination occurs and its confiscation and how to remove pollution and how to act in cases of radioactive contamination of all kinds.

As for the fourth axis, the limits of permissible radiation exposure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and about the internal and external occupational and medical exposures and the general public of all kinds, and how to calculate the effective dose, the absorbed dose and the equivalent dose were discussed.

The fifth and final axis dealt with talking about the procedures for the mechanisms of transferring radioactive sources, how the radioactive sources are safe and ways to store them, as well as identifying the most important records that should be present in laboratories and clinics.

The training program concluded by thanking the President of the University, Prof. Mar’ei bin Hussein Al-Qahtani, and the Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship for supporting such important programs.​

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