"TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS, RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT"
TRAINEX THE TRAINING EXCHANGE WEBSITE WWW.TRAINEX.ORG TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS, RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT Offered by U.S. EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) Numerous incidents connect radioactive tritium self-luminous EXIT signs or devices with elevated tritium (H3) levels in municipal landfill leachate, Superfund sites, and emergency response to broken tritium EXIT signs in schools and other public places. Government poison and hazardous materials hotlines and officials in emergency management, radiation protection, nuclear safety, public health and medicine may receive requests for help with tritium EXIT sign disposal or suspected contamination. This self-paced online program promotes government, industry and purchaser awareness of tritium EXIT sign safety and legal requirements and Energy-Star non-radioactive “green” sign alternatives. The goal is to reduce the potential environmental risks from tritium entering our soil and groundwater and to avoid elevated levels of radiation exposure from leaking Tritium EXIT signs in confined indoor environments. Contact information for this course: Renelle Rae by telephone at 202-343-9459 or via e-mail at email@example.com This Independent On-line Training course can be accessed at http://www.trainex.org/web_courses/tritium/index.htm Program modules: Introduction Key Points What is Tritium? Tritium Exit Signs Health Risks Costs and Liabilities Environmental Concerns Identifying Tritium Signs Regulations Best Practices Handling Intact Tritium Signs Shipping and Recycling Broken Tritium Signs Emerging Exit Sign Technologies Example Incidents References and Related Links