Rad Safety Technician


Course Title:

Radiation Safety Technician

Course duration:

5 days (36 hours of instruction)

Price:

$1895

Course Summary:

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory instruction, gain knowledge and improve skills in performing radiation safety surveys, shipping and receiving radioactive materials, and and managing and disposing of radioactive waste. Learn practical steps you can take to ensure worker protection and compliance with regulations.

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Description

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory instruction, gain knowledge and improve skills in performing radiation safety surveys, shipping and receiving radioactive materials, and and managing and disposing of radioactive waste. Learn practical steps you can take to ensure worker protection and compliance with regulations.

Did You Know..?

All radioactive material licensees require initial radiation safety training for individuals who will utilize licensed sources of radioactivity. Our technician class will prepare you to integrate safe practices with you company specific procedures.

In summary, here is what we will cover (see the Sample Agenda for details):

Day 1 of this class will discuss the Fundamentals of Radiation Safety. It will provide an introduction to radiation and radioactivity, radiation health risks, and radiation detection instruments. Students will be introduced to requirements for the safe transportation of radioactive materials.

Day 2 will continue DOT & NRC requirements for shipping and receiving radioactive materials. It will focus on requirements for packaging, labeling, marking, placarding, and other hazard communication requirements for shipping radioactive materials. It will cover transportation of excepted packages for limited quantities, instruments or articles, Empty packages, LSA and SCO materials, and Type A quantities. Security requirements for radioactive material shipments will be discussed.

Day 3 covers current requirements for management and disposal of low-level radioactive and mixed wastes. It will provide information on developing a radioactive waste management program. Topics such as regulatory requirements for managing radioactive and mixed wastes, record-keeping, waste minimization, and commercial treatment and disposal options are discussed. Course participants will learn about the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act and state compacts, current status and availability regarding commercially available disposal sites, waste sites' acceptance criteria, waste broker services and how to characterize, classify, package, prepare for shipment, label, and manifest waste shipments.

Day 4 provides practical hands-on experience with a variety of portable radiation instruments and requirements for conducting radiation surveys. It will focus on portable instruments such as ion chambers, proportional counters, GM meters, and a variety of NaI, plastic, and ZnS scintillation detectors. In-class exercises using instruments for estimating radioactivity and for conducting surveys are included.

Day 5 topics include an overview of NRC and Agreement State radiation protection regulations and aspects of applied health physics principles. External and internal radiation exposures are discussed as well as steps that can be taken to assure worker protection. Course participants will learn about guidelines for the safe handling of radioactive materials and radiation sources and preparing for emergency response.


Audience

This course should be taken by safety technicians involved with assuring the safe handling, use, transportation and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation sources. This is an excellent course for newly hired radiation safety or health physics technicians.


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