October 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; phone: 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)

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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Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training – Virtual

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.

This course is designed for individuals who presently have or anticipate having the responsibility for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) activities at medical institutions. Participants should be familiar with the basics of health physics and radiation safety. Individuals new to the field are advised to attend the Introduction to Radiation Safety course as a prerequisite. The Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training course has been designed similar to the instructor-led course. There will also be sessions that focus specifically on Medical RSO (MRSO) requirements and responsibilities as well as laboratory demonstrations. The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course. American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Diplomates can claim certification maintenance credit for this event. See ABIH Maintain Certification for more information. A list of the modules included in the course along with instructions about the registration process are available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/classroom/virtual-medical-radiation-safety-officer.html.

DATES: 29 November–10 December 2021

FEE: $1,995 – The instructional material will be provided in an electronic format via the ORAU PTP Learning Management System (LMS).

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Radiation Safety Officer Training – Virtual

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.

This course is designed for individuals who presently have or anticipate having the responsibility for Radiation Safety Officer activities at their facility. Participants should be familiar with the basics of health physics and radiation safety. Individuals new to the field are advised to attend the Introduction to Radiation Safety or Applied Health Physics course as a prerequisite. The Virtual Radiation Safety Officer Training course has been designed similar to the instructor-led course. The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Diplomates can claim Certification Maintenance credit for this event. See ABIH Maintain Certification for more information. A list of the modules included in the course along with instructions about the registration process are available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/classroom/virtual-radiation-safety-officer.html.

DATES: 29 November–10 December 2021

FEE: $1,995 – The instructional material will be provided in an electronic format via the ORAU PTP Learning Management System (LMS).

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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. This course is approved for nine (9) continuing education credits by the American Academy of Health Physics, code 2020-01-01-985.

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

FEE: $297

PLACE: Online Webinar

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Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Training

Kentek Corporation. Contact: Rich Greene, 32 Broadway Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263; phone: 800-432-2323; email: rgreene@kenteklaserstore.com; website: https://www.kenteklaserstore.com/laser-safety-training-courses/lso-training-courses?service_type=7348?utm_source=hps-web2021&utm_medium=classified&utm_campaign=lsotraining&utm_id=hps

Kentek offers multiple ways to get Laser Safety Officer (LSO) training including classroom, online, and livestream options. Kentek LSO training courses are based on ANSI Z136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers" standard and taught by Certified Laser Safety Officers. 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. All Kentek LSO courses are worth continuing education credits from the American Academy of Health Physics.

Training Dates:

Classroom LSO (Comprehensive, Industrial, Administrative): 8–12 November 2021– Las Vegas, Nevada – click for more information

Livestream Laser Safety Officer: 5–21 October 2021 – Live Online – click for more information

Online Laser Safety Officer: Available anytime, taken at individual's own pace and convenience – click for more information

 

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