Experts who use radiation sources for baggage scanners in port areas, research and treatment of various diseases are participating in the National Radiation Safety Training conducted by the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) in Arusha.
The training will be conducted for five days, and will end on Friday 24 September 2021.
A total of 27 specialists are participating in this training where 18 specialists from the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Bugando Referral Hospital 3 participants, Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) 1 participant, Agha Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam 1 participant, Benjamin Mkapa Hospital 1 participant and Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) 3 participants
The main purpose of this training is to enable these professionals who use radiation sources to know the best way to protect themselves from the harmful effects of radiation, in order to protect workers, citizens, patients and the environment.
These experts will also be able to identify radiation levels that are safe for citizens and workers in the workplace to avoid potential harmful effects of radiation, including compliance with workplace radiation safety laws without forgetting to adhere to national and international guidelines about the safe use of radiation.
When officiating the opening of the training, on behalf of the Director General of TAEC, the Director of Radiation Control Unit of TAEC, and Dr. Justine Ngaile urged the participants to make sure they get a good understanding of the training for them to be able to protect themselves and protect the public against the effects of radiation