This course covers theory, detection, health effects, and regulation of ionizing radiation. Particular emphasis is on compliance with federal regulations in the occupational setting. Upon completion, students should be able to aid in implementation of a radiation protection programs in an industrial or institutional setting.
Differentiate between ionizing and nonionizing radiation.
Describe the different types of ionizing radiation.
Describe the health effects of differing dose ranges of ionizing radiation.
Perform basic dosage calculations for exposures to ionizing radiation.
Demonstrate familiarity with different methods of evaluating radiation hazards.
Implement basic control measures for limiting exposure to ionizing radiation.
Locate appropriate NRC and OSHA exposure limits.
Demonstrate familiarity with regulations for the transport and disposal of low level radioactive waste.
Who Should Attend?
Corporate, Regional and field-safety personnel
Anyone who is or will be responsible for Safety Management Systems
Day One: Radiation Physics
Ionizing vs. no ionizing radiation
Sources of ionizing radiation
Interaction of radiation with matter
Day Two: Radiation Dosage
Measures of activity
Measures of absorbed dose
Internal vs. external exposures
Health effects: acute
Health effects: chronic
Health effects: genetic
Day Three: Assessment of Radiation Hazards
Measurement of dose rates
Monitoring for contamination
Day Four: Radiation in the workplace
Radiation safety programs
Personal protective equipment
Day Five: Shipping, Storage and Disposal
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