Annual Radiation Seminar Held at Queens College

January 27, 2006 | Training Seminars

The CUNY Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) held its Annual Radiation Safety Seminar at Queens College on January 19, 2006 from 9 am to 5 pm. The seminar, designed to satisfy the annual training requirements of the New York City Health Code, Title IV, Section 175, was attended by more than 100 CUNY faculty and staff members. William Graffeo, Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queens College and Parmanand Panday, Lab Safety Officer at Queens, co-hosted the event. Dr. Thomas Strekas, Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Chair of the Radiation Safety Committee at Queens College, welcomed the attendees and Dr. Howard Apsan, University Director of CUNY Environmental Health and Safety introduced the trainer, Chris Saganich, Senior Physicist at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Chris presented a full day of training on radiation safety, including a review of the regulations, radioactive hazards, storage, personal protection, emergency procedures, record-keeping, workers rights, and related topics. This is the third year that Chris has served as the lead trainer for the CUNY program, and he has gotten excellent feedback from the CUNY community. CUNY EH&S plans to hold the annual seminar at different campuses each January. City College hosted our 2005 program and The College of Staten Island hosted in 2004. Other CUNY-wide EH&S seminars scheduled for this year include a theater safety training seminar in the spring, and a fine arts training seminar in the fall.