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Workshop on Responding to Security Incidents Involving Radioactive Sources

16 Apr 2018 Baltimore, United States (US)

**Please note that this is a national event and by invitation only.**

WINS, in collaboration with the US DOE Office of Radiological Security, is pleased to announce that we are holding a Silent Thunder TTX (Baltimore) follow up workshop on Responding to Security Incidents Involving Radioactive Sources on 16 April 2018 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD).

Overview

Planning for and managing the response to a radiological security incident at a facility can be extremely challenging. Questions to answer include:

  • How are command, control and communication among different departments and organisations best designed and implemented?
  • Why is interoperability important? What happens if it fails?
  • Who has the controlling mind for radiological safety and security?
  • What are some common challenges in managing this critical interface?
  • What specialised safety training do armed response forces need to receive so they are able to discharge their responsibilities without compromising radiological safety?

Objectives

The purpose of this interactive, professionally moderated event is to give participants the opportunity to identify and address the potentially complex issues (including command, control and communications) that can arise when responding to a radiological security incident. The workshop aims to:

  • Reflect on the findings of the Silent Thunder TTX (Baltimore) and continue the discussions on selected topics of interest.
  • Identify best practices to enhance the resilience of radiological security arrangements against evolving threats.
  • Explore options to involve all stakeholders and to establish an effective and sustainable security framework.

Structure

This follow up event will be structured based on the key themes of the Silent Thunder TTX in Baltimore that was held on the 17th of January 2018 at the University Maryland Baltimore. Our objective is to encourage participants to continue building relationships, to help enhance current interoperability between various organisations, and to further identify and discuss best practices that enhance the resilience of radiological security arrangements against evolving threats.

Audience

The event is limited to 45 participants representing managers and specialists from the emergency response communities, as well as regulators, government departments and others who want to gain a specialised understanding of the issues and best practices. It will also be of major assistance to organisations that are planning to enhance their emergency management systems.

Application Process

There is no cost to participate in this event. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided for.

 

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