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IAEA eLearning course success: Scrap yards’ next generation encouraged to enrol

  • 25 June 2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) e-learning tool “Control of Radioactive Material Inadvertently Incorporated into Scrap Metal” was launched three weeks ago. Since then, more than 150 people have enrolled from five of the world's seven continents and at least 33 have gained their certificate of completion. 91% of users were satisfied with the eLearning course. User comments have included:

“Congratulations for the course - a great learning for new technicians in scrap as well as for those who work in all radiological and nuclear areas.”

“The course was very useful and comprehensive, especially the illustrations and videos were very interactive.”

“A very useful tool to spread relevant information regarding prevention of risks related to the presence of radioactive material in scrap yards and in recycling primary and secondary products.”

“Great balance of all aspects of the learning course.”

The current and next generation from scrap yards and metal works should enrol, advises BIR, as there is always a small risk of incurring great cost because none of these facilities are totally immune from receiving radioactive material inadvertently incorporated into scrap metal.

As a follow-up on this subject, the BIR International Environment Council will host a Virtual Meeting in October this year, specifically for those people in metal recycling companies whose responsibilities cover radioactive material inadvertently incorporated into scrap metal. The meeting will be by invitation only, so please send your name, email address and company name to BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley to be invited.

Reiterating here the e-learning course availability on the IAEA’s self-directed Learning Management System of the CLP4NET platform:

https://elearning.iaea.org/m2/course/index.php?categoryid=135

Video:

https://www.powtoon.com/s/bAMhHZJPsCs/1/m

The e-learning complements the Scrap Metal Tool Kit, launched simultaneously and available at the IAEA GNSSN CSN site:

https://gnssn.iaea.org/CSN/Scrap/SitePages/Home.aspx

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