September 2019 Short Course Listings

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MARSSIM

ORAU's Professional Training Programs. Attn: Registrar, PO Box 117, MS-11, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117; phone: 865-576-3576; fax: 865-241-9152; email: registrar@orau.org. For additional course listings, please visit our website: www.orau.org/ptp.

As more and more attention is being directed toward the decommissioning of nuclear facilities, the need for a standardized approach for implementing the necessary radiological surveys has become apparent. A multiagency committee representing the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, and US Department of Defense has attempted to address this need by producing a guidance document known as the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM). Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) conducts this five-day course to familiarize participants with the theory and implementation of the MARSSIM manual. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. This five-day course emphasizes the decision-making processes involved in the design and implementation of a MARSSIM-based decommissioning survey. Topics include an overview of radiological survey types, the data quality objectives process, selection and application of derived concentration guideline levels (DCGLs), background reference area selection, survey instrument detection sensitivity, area classification, statistical design of surveys, measurement uncertainty, and performing statistical tests. This course is designed for individuals responsible for designing decommissioning radiological survey plans, overseeing the implementation of these plans, and evaluating the collected data. It is not designed for the technicians who will actually be performing the surveys. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES:

28 October–1 November 2019

4–8 May 2020

2–6 November 2020

FEE: $1,995

LOCATION: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) School and Refresher Class

RSO SERVICES, INC. Contact: Robert Harrison, PO Box 575, Niceville, FL 32588; 850-651-0777; fax: 866-254-3211; email: info@rsoservices.com; website: rsoservices.com/school

The Radiation Safety Officer course is updated throughout the year for the latest changes in all aspects of being an RSO as approved by the states and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. We specialize in industrial fixed gauges, x-ray sources, naturally occurring radioactive material, disposals, and more. We have a broad spectrum of customers from all industries: power, chemical, oil/gas, pulp and paper, mining, hospitals, government, radiography, etc. We offer no electives because everything is covered and course emphasis is given based on the attending students’ work field. Please check our website at http://www.rsoservices.com/calendar for the latest school dates and optional on-site training at your facility. Textbook, pad, pen, snacks, and beverages are included. RSO Services, Inc., can provide your plant any radiation service needed: Wipe/Survey/Shutter tests, meter calibrations, source disposals and replacements, on-site audits, consulting, and more.

2019 DATES:

January–December 2019: Anytime, Anywhere, One-week on-site training at your facility (call us for a quote)

23–27 September 2019: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

11–15 November 2019: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

FEE: 40-hour class is $1,550 and Refresher Class is $965

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Course

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 93 Ledge Road, Seabrook, NH 03874; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-474-1531; email: ganownes@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

This comprehensive 40-hour course provides students with a balance of technical and theoretical information along with practical applications of radiation safety. Fundamental concepts are presented in a logical progression, providing a sound basis for understanding the day-to-day requirements of the radiation safety officer (RSO). This training includes Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transportation of radioactive materials and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. References from past students are available upon request. The three instructors of the course are certified health physicists with a combined 100 years of experience in their field. As RSCS principals, they operate a nuclear instrumentation calibration facility and an analytical measurement laboratory and also perform consulting for radioactive material licensees. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (40 CECs) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (40 hours of Category A CECs).

DATES:

23–27 September 2019, Seabrook, New Hampshire

9–13 December 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

FEE: $1,495 (Includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course)

PLACE: Seabrook, New Hampshire; Las Vegas, Nevada

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Operation and Calibration of Instruments

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 93 Ledge Road, Seabrook, NH 03874; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-474-1531; email: ganownes@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

This three-day course covers the principles of operating and calibrating handheld detectors and different stationary detectors such as area monitors, tool monitors, and personnel contamination monitors. The class will cover gamma, beta, and neutron dose rate instrumentation operation and calibrations as well as alpha, beta, and gamma contamination monitor operation and calibrations. The class will provide a balance of classroom lectures as well as hands-on practical sessions using actual radiation detection instrumentation and RSCS training simulators. The instructors of the course are certified health physicists and instrumentation technicians with extensive experience in their field. At RSCS, they operate a nuclear instrumentation calibration facility and an analytical measurement laboratory and also perform consulting for radioactive material licensees. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (40 CECs)

DATES: 7–9 October 2019

FEE: $1,095 (Includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of class)

PLACE: Seabrook, New Hampshire

 

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