August 2020 Short Course Listings

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Training Course 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. 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.

2020 DATES:

January–December 2020: Anytime, Anywhere, One-week on-site training at your facility (call us for a quote)

10–14 August 2020: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

21–25 September 2020: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

9–13 November 2020: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

FEE: 40-hour class is $1,550 and Refresher Class is $965 (for more information, please click https://rsoservices.com/school/)

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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:

22–24 September 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 7 September 2020

15–17 December 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 1 December 2020

FEE: $297

PLACE: Online Webinar

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

As more and more attention is 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and 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). This 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 DCGLs, background reference area selection, survey instrument detection sensitivity, area classification, statistical design of surveys, measurement uncertainty, and performing statistical tests. A list of the modules included in the course along with instructions about the registration process is avaialble at https://www.orau.org/health-physics/training/online/marssim.html. This course is the equivalent of taking the one-week instructor-led course at the PTP training facility. 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. This course is designed for individuals responsible for designing decommissioning radiological survey plans, overseeing the implementation of these plans, and evaluating the collected data. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course.

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

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

As more and more attention is 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and 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). This course provides an overview of MARSSIM terminology and methodology. Topics include an overview of radiological survey types, the data quality objectives process, DCGLs, area classification, statistical design of surveys, measurement uncertainty, and performing statistical tests. 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/marssim-for-managers.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. This course is specifically designed for managers or those individuals who need to be familiar with MARSSIM terminology and methodology but do not need the detail required for the final status survey design, implementation, and decision making. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 8 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course.

FEE: $399—The tuition includes access to the course materials via the ORAU Learning Management System (LMS).

 

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