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Beryllium Worker training course - initial

Risk management

Beryllium risks


Nuclear safety

Recommandation: 100 %
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In summary

The training course is principaly designed for employees (project managers, engineers and/or technicians) who may be brought to work in contact with Beryllium.

Who should take this course ?

The program of this training course is tailored for the Beryllium workers of ITER Org and/or its subcontractors.

Learning outcomes

This training complies with article R4412-87 of the French Labor Code. The objectives for the attendees are to:

- master the main articles of French regulations concerning the risks associated with the handling of Beryllium
- Identify the different health risks associated with Beryllium exposure
- Appropriate basic hygiene rules to prevent exposure
- Correctly use the dedicated Respiratory Protection Equipment (FFP 3 Dust Mask) and Personnal Air Sampler (PAS)
- Observe instructions and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing when entering / leaving a Beryllium area

- Welcome : Presentation of the INSTN, the training objectives, the teaching team and the program

- Applicable laws & regulations : Presentation of the main articles from the French laws (R4412, etc.) on the prevention of risks associated with the handling Beryllium

- IO safety guidance for offsite visits : IO internal procedure before and after visiting offsite Beryllium facilities (pre-visit checkup, offsite follow-up questionnaire, post visit reporting, etc.)

- Occupational health and safety considerations : Presentation of the routes of exposure , health consequences of different types of exposure (chronic, acute, etc.) , symptoms, medical follow-uo associated to Beryllium handling


- Mask fit test : correct use of the FFP3 mask, quantitative adjustment test

- PAS training : Presentation of the APEX2 device, set up and operation

- Simulation of entry/exit into/from a beryllium area : hands-on exercice on the protective clothing pull-on and pull-off procedure, simulation of an entry in a Beryllium area and of the handling of Beryllium containing objects (smears, sealed bags, etc.)

- General beryllium good practice at Framatome : feedbackp from a facility using Beryllium : zoning, effluent management, entry/exit procedure, PPE used

- Final assessment : assessment questionnaire, certificates of attendance, assessment of the attendees satisfaction

No specific skill is pre-requisited

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+33 4 42253086

training sessions

No training session is scheduled for the moment, if this training interests you, please contact us.

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