April 2021 Short Course Listings

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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 (NORM), 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. Due to COVID-19, we are also offering several online webinar classes throughout the year. Textbook, pad, pen, and other materials 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.

2021 DATES:

January–December 2021: Anytime, anywhere, one-week on-site training at your facility or online webinar training specifically for your company (Call us for details)

10–14 May 2021: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

21–25 June 2021: Online Webinar Class (Zoom)

9–13 August 2021: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

13–17 September 2021: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

1–5 November 2021: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

6–10 December 2021: Online Webinar Class (Zoom)

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

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Packaging and Shipping Class 7 (Radioactive) Material

Plexus Scientific Corporation. Attn: Sean M. Austin, CHP, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite LL130, Columbia, MD 21045; phone: 443-979-7231; fax: 703-845-8568; email: nsd@plexsci.com. For course listings please visit our website: http://www.plexsci.com, Lines of Business/Nuclear Solutions/Services/Training.

Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require initial and recurrent training of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Any employee whose work directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety is required to have training. This course is intended for people involved in packaging and shipping Class 7 (radioactive) material. These materials pose a hazard to people and the environment because they emit ionizing radiation. Our course will help meet DOT regulations as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H. We also review transportation regulatory requirements of agencies such as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and various Agreement States that regulate the use of certain types of radioactive material in research, medicine, manufacturing, construction, and other industries. In addition, this course is helpful to organizations shipping naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and technologically enhanced NORM (TENORM). Testing is included because it is required by the DOT. Upon passing the test, students will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate, along with the training materials and employer certification, are used to document compliance with training regulations. Topics covered include determination of proper packaging (Type A, Type B, Excepted, and Industrial), conducting radiation surveys on packages, labeling, marking, shipping papers, placarding, emergency response, security awareness, excepted package shipments, low specific activity (LSA), and surface-contaminated objects (SCO) shipments. This course does not cover packaging and shipment of fissile material or design of Type B or fissile packages. This course is delivered via webinar over three days. Each day includes one 2.5- to 3-hour session. This course requires a minimum number of seven registrants in order to hold the class. This training may be delivered at your facility and designed to meet your needs. Courses are customizable and tailored to review information pertinent to you and your staff concerning packaging and shipping radioactive material. Contact us for additional information.

DATES:

      15–17 June 2021 (webinar); registration deadline 1 June 2021

      21–23 September 2021 (webinar); registration deadline 7 September 2021

      14–16 December 2021 (webinar); registration deadline 1 December 2021

FEE: $297

PLACE: Online Webinar

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Health Physics Statistics Online Training Course

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; registrar@orau.org. For additional course listings, please visit our website: www.orau.org/ptp.

This course is designed for individuals with limited statistical knowledge and/or practical work experience who must analyze data sets and/or must oversee health physics projects. This offering is the equivalent of taking the one-week instructor-led course at the PTP training facility. The Health Physics Statistics Online Training course offering includes 12 modules and the American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. A list of the modules included in the course along with instructions about the registration process is available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/online/health-physics-statistics.html. Enrollment in an online course will still include question and answer sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom training.

FEE: $1,995 - The tuition includes access to the course materials via the ORAU Learning Management System (LMS).

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Operational Health Physics II – Air Sampling and Internal Dosimetry, Neutrons, Decommissioning, Waste, Non-Ionizing, and Transportation

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; registrar@orau.org. For additional course listings, please visit our website: www.orau.org/ptp.

The use of radiation in industry, medicine, and education has created a need for persons trained in the principles of radiation safety and health physics. The Operational Health Physics II – Air Sampling and Internal Dosimetry, Neutrons, Decommissioning, Waste, Non-Ionizing, and Transportation course continues this training. This self-paced, online course includes 14 modules and 10 webcasts. This one-week equivalent course can be completed independently or as part of the new blended (online and in-person) Applied Health Physics series. More information about the series, a list of the modules included in this course, and instructions about the registration process is available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/online/operational-health-physics-ii.html. The American Academy of Health Physics has approved 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. Enrollment in this online course will include question and answer sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom training.

FEE: $1,999 – The tuition includes access to the course materials via the ORAU Learning Management System (LMS).

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Livestream Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Training

Kentek Corporation. Rich Greene, 32 Broadway Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263; phone: 800-432-2323; email: rgreene@kenteklaserstore.com; website: https://lasersafetyu.kentek.com/product/laser-safety-training-classroom/livestream-laser-safety-officer-training.

Kentek's Livestream Laser Safety Officer (LSO) course is delivered in nine individual sessions over a three-week period using Zoom. Each session is two to three hours and sessions are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. This Livestream LSO course covers in detail all LSO responsibilities as required by ANSI Z136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers" standard. The final day includes complete details for performing laser hazard analysis calculations by hand. This course will also help prepare those individuals interested in taking the Board of Laser Safety Certified Laser Safety Officer Exam. We provide clear explanations of the details of laser hazard calculations and use EASYHAZ™ LSO laser hazard analysis software as a teaching tool to help develop a more thorough understanding. We also include a detailed review of ANSI Z136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers" standard, the CDRH Federal Laser Product Performance Standard and OSHA's Technical Manual on Laser Safety Programs. Full course materials include course notes, ANSI Z136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers" standard, a copy of EASYHAZ™ LSO laser hazard analysis software, OSHA Technical Manual on Laser Safety Programs, LSO Resource and Reference documents including sample SOPs, sample written program, self-audit forms, inventory, and accident report forms. This course is worth 20 CECs by AAHP.

DATES:

     11–27 May 2021

     3–19 August 2021

     5–21 October 2021

FEE: $1,375

PLACE: Livestream training using Zoom web-based video conferencing

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Certification Review Course Part II and Self Study Course Part II

Bevelacqua Resources. Attn: Dr. Joseph J. Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT, 343 Adair Drive, Richland, WA 99352; phone: 509-628-2240 or 509-521-8036; email: bevelresou@aol.com; website: bevelacquaresources.com.

This course and supporting materials prepare candidates for the successful completion of the Part II ABHP Certification Examination. Historically, our students have achieved passing rates that exceed the average exam passing rates. The Part II Course has been granted 40 CECs (2018-00-002). The instructor, Dr. Bevelacqua, was an ABHP Part II Panel member, vice-chairman, and chairman. His experience gained in developing the certification examination and knowledge of candidate weaknesses have strengthened the content of this course and supporting materials. Examination strategies and techniques for successfully passing the examination are emphasized. Part II Course: The Part II Course is intense, with lectures followed by problem sessions. An exam-specific mathematical review is included with the course. About 60% of the course is devoted to problem solving with instructor critique and guidance provided to each student. The Part II Course materials include the Part II Self-Study Course materials. Class times are 0815–1700 each day. The Part II Self-Study Course includes the textbook Contemporary Health Physics, sixteen Part II examinations with solutions, detailed lecture notes, examination-preparation materials, and a summary of recent (1997–present) National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) reports. Supporting Materials: In addition to the materials used in the Part II Course, supporting materials are available to assist a student's certification preparation: (1) A Background Materials Review (BMR) of basic mathematics, physical science, and operational health physics is available to assist students with weaknesses in these areas. (2) NRRPT and Part I CDs contain 1,500+ problems with solutions and examination strategy recommendations. FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISORY: The course language is English. Translation services are not provided.

DATES: 31 May–4 June 2021

FEES (*):

$3,800 (Part II Course)

$3,380 (Part II Self-Study Course)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$2,880 (NRRPT or Part I CDs with 1,500+ Questions and Answers)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Site Licenses are available for the CD—License fee prices are available on request.

$2,880 (Background Materials Review)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Foreign shipping and handling depends on the destination country.

*All credit card purchases incur a 4% surcharge. Foreign purchases are subject to additional fees. Registration is not complete until payment and the registration form (available at www. bevelacquaresources.com) are received.

REFUND POLICY: Under no circumstances will a refund be available after an order is processed.

PLACE: Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center-Kennewick, 1101 N Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336 (509-783-0611)

 

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