November 2019 Short Course Listings

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Facility Decommissioning Training Course

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Lawrence E. (Larry) Boing, Training Course Director, Argonne National Laboratory, EOF Division, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439; phone: 630-252-6729; fax: 630-252-7577; email: lboing@anl.gov. Additional details are available on our website: www.dd.anl.gov/ddtraining/.

Our credentials include over 40 years of performing and/or managing the decommissioning of our own diverse range of radiological and other operator/licensee nuclear facilities. In the process, we have developed a broad base of knowledge and expertise in this field. We have coupled this to our thorough understanding of the various aspects of the decommissioning field, both domestically and internationally, plus our broad network of supporting staff in the industry, and this is what we have in the end. We have developed a training program with an end objective of consolidating that collective industry experience and knowledge into a complete set of packaged, topical modules in a format to help others understand the entire decommissioning process and to facilitate the optimization of their project work. To accomplish that objective, we use a team of established and seasoned subject-matter experts respected for their work in their fields to present both "standard" modules and "case study" modules. At some sessions we are able to include a fourth day—typically of a relevant site or project—as work schedules, locations, and other requirements allow. Exhibitor space is available for vendors and for others interested in presenting displays at our training sessions. There are ample opportunities available to network with colleagues as well. Our website has full details on all of our decommissioning experience and upcoming sessions. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming training courses. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For the latest news on all of our training course locations and dates, please visit our website.

DATES: Exact dates and locations—see our website for the latest training news.

FEE: $1,595

PLACES: Las Vegas, Nevada, in the November and March time frame; other locations as well—see website for full details and news.

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Course

NV5/Dade Moeller Training Academy. Contact: Michelle LeBlanc, 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 380, Rockville, MD 20850, email: AcademyRegistrar@nv5.com; website: https://training.nv5.com/training/catalog/radiation-safety-officer-rso/

Through lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and extensive reference materials, this 40-hour course will give you the technical information and practical experience necessary to ensure that you are well prepared to serve as a radiation safety officer (RSO) and will meet the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Agreement States, and the US Department of Transportation (DOT). We have offered this training for over 25 years to qualify you as an RSO. We provide the technical information and practical experience to ensure that you are well prepared to serve as an RSO. Instructors specialize in training for research, medical, biomedical, and educational programs, as well as for programs using sealed sources in irradiators, measurement devices, and gauges. We offer this course regularly with free one-time refresher training for all former RSO students. During the week, students will complete instruction in the following required subjects: radiation fundamentals, health risks, regulations, licensing, enforcement, dosimetry, instruments, statistics, quality assurance, DOT shipment and receipt of radioactive materials, program management, record keeping, emergency response, and preparing for inspections. We also offer an option to complete the course material needed for DOT Hazmat Certification for shipping radioactive materials, as required by the DOT (49 CFR 172 Subpart H) and NRC (10 CFR 71.5 and 10 CFR 20.1906). This four-hour module concludes with an examination, successful completion of which will earn you an additional certificate for three years. Please note that we will be offering this course at our San Diego, California, office throughout 2020. Also, our office and training center in Maryland has moved to 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 380, Rockville, MD 20850. This course has been approved for 40 American Academy of Health Physics continuing education credits.

2019 DATES:

9–13 December, San Diego, California

2020 DATES:

6–10 January, Rockville, Maryland

10–14 February, San Diego, California

16–20 March, Rockville, Maryland

20–24 April, San Diego, California

11–15 May, Rockville, Maryland

15–19 June, San Diego, California

13–17 July, Rockville, Maryland

10–14 August, San Diego, California

14–18 September, Rockville, Maryland

12–16 October, San Diego, California

16–20 November, Rockville, Maryland

7–11 December, San Diego, California

FEE: $1,995, DOT Option: $200

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Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) Course

NV5/Dade Moeller Training Academy. Contact: Michelle LeBlanc, 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 380, Rockville, MD 20850, email: AcademyRegistrar@nv5.com; website: https://training.nv5.com/training/catalog/medical-radiation-safety-officer-mrso/

The use of radioactive materials in the medical field is continually evolving. To help keep you current with new techniques and procedures, Dade Moeller Training Academy—in conjunction with Versant Medical Physics—offers the 40-hour Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) course for those managing or working with radioactive material in a medical environment. We offer this course regularly with free one-time refresher training for all former MRSO students. Students will gain a practical understanding of regulations governing the safe use of radiation-emitting machines and radioactive materials, as well as responsibilities for managing radiation safety in a hospital environment. In addition, students will learn how to implement a successful, compliant radiation safety program that will withstand rigorous inspection. Recent updates to this course include new 10 CFR 35 regulations (effective 14 January 2019); new Joint Commission standards (effective 1 January 2019)–fluoroscopy, CT, radiation safety officer; new therapeutic agents used in nuclear medicine–177Lu; updated accreditation language for ACR and IAC; updates to personnel dosimetry monitoring–lens of the eye calculations, double badging calculations; new NCRP Commentary 27 review of the linear no-threshold model; review of new Image Gently campaigns; and updated AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture and Joint Commissions implementation of the safety culture project in survey processes. We also offer an option to complete the course material needed for DOT Hazmat Certification for shipping radioactive materials, as required by DOT (49 CFR 172 Subpart H) and NRC (10 CFR 71.5 and 10 CFR 20.1906). This four-hour module concludes with an examination, successful completion of which will earn you an additional certificate for three years. Please note that we will be offering this course at our San Diego, California, office during 2020—as well as a session at our Portland, Oregon, office. Also, our office and training center in Maryland has moved to 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 380, Rockville, MD 20850. This course has been approved for 40 American Academy of Health Physics continuing education credits.

2020 DATES:

13–17 January, San Diego, California

23–27 March, Rockville, Maryland

4–8 May, San Diego, California

20–24 July, Portland, Oregon

21–25 September, Rockville, Maryland

2–6 November, Rockville, Maryland

FEE: $1,995, DOT Option: $200

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DOT, NRC, & IATA Requirements for Shipping Radioactive Material Course

NV5/Dade Moeller Training Academy. Contact: Michelle LeBlanc, 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 380, Rockville, MD 20850, email: AcademyRegistrar@nv5.com; website: https://training.nv5.com/training/catalog/dot-nrc-iata-requirements-radiation-fundamentals/

This two-day class is for persons responsible for shipping and receiving radioactive materials for biomedical research, nuclear medicine, specific and broad scope licensees, portable gauges or sources, and decommissioning sites. Designed to train employees in the requirements of the DOT as specified by 49 CFR 172 Subpart H and the NRC as specified by 10 CFR 71.5 and 10 CFR 20.1906, it includes sessions reviewing basics of radiation safety, including types of radiation, radioactivity, and radiation health effects. The first day begins with an introduction to radiation risk perceptions, a review of radiation fundamentals, radioactivity, and radiation health effects, including a review of issues related to selection and use of radiation detection instruments, focusing on those applicable to packaging and shipment of radioactive materials. This day starts the review on regulations pertaining to the shipment of radioactive materials. It includes a review of the different categories of radioactive material regulated in transport and describes the process for classifying your materials. Class exercises further explain key topics. The second day focuses on function-specific requirements such as packaging, labeling, marking, placarding, and other hazard communication requirements for Class 7 (radioactive) materials. It covers transportation of excepted packages for limited quantities and instruments or articles, LSA materials, and Type A quantities. Shipments of surface-contaminated objects are discussed. NRC requirements for shipping radioactive wastes are covered, as well as security of certain shipments. Additional in-class exercises are included. Due to time limitations, this course does not cover detailed requirements for shipping fissile materials, Type B packages, and highway route-controlled quantities. Upon passing a required examination, students receive a certificate showing they successfully completed the course, which, along with the training manual, may be used to document the training for employer certification, as required by 49 CFR 172.704(d). Topics covered include Radiation Risk Perceptions; Radiation Fundamentals (Types of Radiation, Radioactivity, Radiation Health Effects); Hazardous Materials General Awareness; Classification of Radioactive Material for Transportation; Radiation Detection Instruments; Packaging Class 7 (Radioactive) Material, Type A Packages; Labeling, Marking, Shipping Papers, and Placarding; Emergency Response and Safety; Excepted Package Shipments; Low Specific Activity (LSA) and Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO) Shipments; and Shipping Low-Level Radioactive Waste. This course has been approved for 32 American Academy of Health Physics continuing education credits.

DATES:

18–19 November 2019, Rockville, Maryland

5–6 February 2020, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

12–13 March 2020, Rockville, Maryland

16–17 April 2020, San Diego, California

19–20 May 2020, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

24–25 June 2020, Seattle, Washington

9–10 July 2020, Rockville, Maryland

10–11 September 2020, Rockville, Maryland

12–13 November 2020, Rockville, Maryland

FEE: $795

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Packaging and Shipping Class 7 (Radioactive) Material

Plexus Scientific Corporation. Attn: Sean M. Austin, CHP, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite L130, Columbia, MD 21045; phone: 443-979-7231; fax: 443-319-8056; email: nsd@plexsci.com. For course listings please visit our website: http://www.plexsci.com, Lines of Business/Nuclear Solutions/Services/Training.

US 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:

10–12 December 2019 (webinar); registration deadline 2 December 2019

17–19 March 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 2 March 2020

23–25 June 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 8 June 2020

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

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

FEE: $297

PLACE: Webinar

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Course

Radiation Solutions, LLC. Attn: JC O'Rullian, 343 E 4th N, Suite 239, Rexburg, ID 83440; phone: 208-206-3203; email: jc@raddisposal.com; website: radiationsolutionsonline.com or raddisposal.com

This two-day, 40-hour equivalent course is available online or at your site. It meets NUREG 1556 for fixed and portable nuclear gauges. Class participants receive training covering radiation protection programs, licensing, material accountability, safe and proper operation of gauges, security during use, transportation and storage, steps to keeping radiation exposures ALARA, occupational and public dose, dosimetry, handling of incidents, leak testing, maintenance, the transfer and disposing of gauges, audits, user training, and more. The course also reviews all the pertinent regulations covered under 10 CFR Parts 2, 19, 20, 21, 30, 31, 32, 37, 71, 110, 150, 170, and 171.

DATES: Your choice

FEE: $1,200 (plus travel fees if delivered at your site)

PLACE: Online or at your site

 

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