The course will present ways to classify hazards, properties that make radiological materials hazardous, occasions when public health workers may respond to hazardous radiological issues, and examples of public health responses to hazardous radiological incidents. Important definitions, classifications, health effects, federal, state and local legal responsibilities and resources for continued study on this topic are also included.


After completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • identify potential radiological hazards
  • describe procedures for routine handling of radiological hazards
  • decide when a radiological hazard requires a public health response
  • describe ways that public health departments may interact with other agencies during a response to a radiological event
  • understand basic control measures for radiological hazards
  • find specific information about particular radiological hazards

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Section Title
Radiological Hazard Awareness for Public Health Workers
Online, self paced
May 17, 2016 to May 17, 2050
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 10, 2016
Transfer Request Deadline
May 10, 2016
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