May 2022 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.

2022 DATES:

January–December 2022: Anytime, anywhere, one-week on-site training at your facility or online webinar training specifically for your company (Call us for details.)

16–20 May 2022: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

13–17 June 2022: Charlotte, North Carolina (by the airport)

15–19 August 2022: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

26–30 September 2022: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy Florida beach)

7–11 November 2022: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

(Dates Pending–Call us for more information) 2022: Online Webinar Class

FEE: 40-hour RSO class is $1,650 and Refresher Class is $995

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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; 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 American Board of Health Physics (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. 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 percent 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) 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: 23–27 May 2022

FEES (*):

$4,200 (Part II Course)

$3,800 (Part II Self-Study Course)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$3,300 (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.

$3,300 (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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Applied Health Physics

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.

The Applied Health Physics course is an intensive five-week training course that consists of lectures and laboratory exercises. Participants spend approximately 40% of their time performing laboratory exercises using radiation detection and measurement equipment. 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. To meet this need, ORAU conducts a five-week training course—Applied Health Physics. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course. Any person needing training in health physics and radiation protection should attend this offering. Attendees should have some training in mathematics, including algebra, and have experience using a calculator with scientific functions. A schedule of the topics that will be presented for this course along with instructions about the registration process is available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/classroom/applied-health-physics.html.

DATES:

28 February–1 April 2022

25 July–26 August 2022

FEE: $9,995 - The tuition includes the full cost of training and instructional materials in electronic form (PDF). A printed copy of the instructional materials may be purchased for an additional fee ($50) if preferred. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Gamma Spectroscopy

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 whose responsibilities involve the analysis of samples by gamma spectroscopy but who need more background knowledge of the topic. This five-day, laboratory-oriented course covers the basics of radionuclide identification and quantification by gamma spectroscopy. Approximately 50% of the time will be spent in the laboratory. The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course. A schedule of the topics that will be presented for this course along with instructions about the registration process is available at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/classroom/gamma-spectroscopy.html.

DATES:

6–10 June 2022

5–9 December 2022

FEE: $1,995 - The tuition includes the full cost of training and instructional materials in electronic form (PDF). Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet that is Wi-Fi enabled in order to download the instructional materials on the first day of the course. A printed copy of the instructional materials may be purchased for an additional fee ($50) if preferred. The print option can be selected during registration. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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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?product_list_mode=list

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 up to 31 CECs from the American Academy of Health Physics.

Classroom Dates:

6–10 June 2022 – Chelmsford, Massachusetts

25–29 July 2022 – San Diego, California

19–23 September 2022 – Chelmsford, Massachusetts

7–11 November 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Livestream Dates:

3–19 May 2022

4–20 October 2022

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