July 2018 Short Course Listings

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Class

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: nmtarzia@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

This comprehensive 40-hour course provides students with a balance of technical and theoretical information along with practical applications of radiation safety. Fundamental concepts are presented in a logical progression, providing a sound basis for understanding the day-to-day requirements of the radiation safety officer (RSO). This training includes Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transportation of radioactive materials and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. References from past students are available upon request. The three instructors of the course are certified health physicists with a combined 100 years of experience in their field. As RSCS principals, they operate a nuclear instrumentation calibration facility and an analytical measurement laboratory and also perform consulting for radioactive material licensees. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (40 CECs) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (40 hours of Category A CECs).

DATES:    24–28 September 2018: Exeter, New Hampshire

3–7 December 2018: Las Vegas, Nevada

FEE: $1,495 (includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course)

PLACES: Exeter, New Hampshire; Las Vegas, Nevada

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Advanced Radiation Safety Officer Training Class

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: nmtarzia@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

This three-day advanced radiation safety officer (ARSO) course includes a review of basic theoretical concepts and in-depth discussion of operational programs, licensing issues, and regulatory considerations. This course includes a brief review of the fundamentals along with a focus on 10 CFR 20 and 10 CFR 30 licensing issues. Several Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) positions, regulatory guides, and NUREGs will be presented, along with real-life case studies involving NRC enforcement actions. This training includes Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transportation of radioactive material and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. This course also provides the partici­pants an opportunity to discuss their specific license issues. We encourage you to send us a copy of your license, program documents, and tie-down letters so we may include them in the course materials. Several workshop ses­sions are provided to participants that allow for detailed discussions on your particular needs. During workshop sessions, several software tools are presented that can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your radiation protection program. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (32 CECs) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (25.75 hours of Category A CECs) for the three-day ARSO course.

DATES: 24–26 September 2018

FEE: $1,095 (Includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course)

PLACE: Exeter, New Hampshire

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Operation and Calibration of Instruments

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: nmtarzia@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

This three-day course covers the principles of operating and calibrating handheld detectors and different stationary detectors such as area monitors, tool monitors, and personnel contamination monitors. The class will cover gamma, beta, and neutron dose-rate instrumentation operation and calibrations as well as alpha, beta, and gamma contamination monitor operation and calibrations. The class will provide a balance of classroom lectures as well as hands-on practical sessions using actual radiation detection instrumentation and RSCS training simulators. The instructors of the course are certified health physicists and instrumentation technicians with extensive experience in their field. At RSCS, they operate a nuclear instrumentation calibration facility and an analytical measurement laboratory and also perform consulting for radioactive material licensees. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (40 CECs).

DATES: 3–5 October 2018

FEE: $1,095 (Includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of class)

PLACE: Exeter, New Hampshire

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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, 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.

2018 DATES:

January–December 2018: Anytime, Anywhere, One-week on-site training at your facility

6–10 August 2018: Orange Beach, Alabama (on the Gulf Shores Beach)

24–28 September 2018: Orange Beach, Alabama (on the Gulf Shores Beach)

5–9 November 2018: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

FEE: 40-hour class is $1,495 and Refresher Class is $925

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Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) Training Course

Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety. Contact: John Bartholomew, 116 S. Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49004; 888-316-3644; email: sales@versantphysics.com. For more information, visit our website: www.versantphysics.com/education.

Special offer on Versant Physics' Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) course now through 31 August 2018. Increase your compliance knowledge and learn the day-to-day requirements of an MRSO. For a limited time, Versant (formerly Dade Moeller Health Group) is offering discounted pricing on its online MRSO class and will donate $100 with every purchase to the American Cancer Society. Participants will receive 22 continuing education credits (CECs) online granted by both the American Academy of Health Physics and Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs with this Virtual MRSO course. Save on time and travel expenses by completing self-paced training virtually. Visit www.versantphysics.com/education for additional details.

DATES: Online class is available anytime, anywhere

FEE: $1,095 (Special promotion with the American Cancer Society includes $100 donation with every purchase, available now through 31 August 2018. Normally $1,750)

PLACE: Remote

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Advanced Detection of Concealed Radiological Threats 

VIDENUS, LLC., 11900 Jollyville Road, PO Box 200954, Austin, TX 78720. Contact Instructor Roland Benke, PhD, CHP, at 210-294-0097 or benke@videnus.com to register or inquire about details. For additional training information, refer to our website: www.videnus.com.

This 12-hour course guides participants through a calibration process for handheld detectors and website interface to quantify radiological threats in the field. Upload spectral data to the website and determine the potential threat of concealed gamma-ray emitters from survey measurements without container shielding information. Improve detection sensitivity and reduce count times. Confirm your detector specifications with us in advance and measure the improvement in performance.

DATES: Open, contact us to schedule training

FEE: $1,495 (one-on-one training, includes single user subscription)

$2,495 (group training up to five, includes two user subscriptions)

PLACE: Instructor travels to your location

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Packaging and Shipping Class 7 (Radioactive) Material

PLEXUS SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION. Attn: Sean M. Austin, CHP, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 215, Columbia, MD 21045; 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.

Current U.S. 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 impacts hazardous materials transportation safety is required to have DOT 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 U.S. 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 package radiation surveys, 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:    25–27 September 2018 (webinar), registration deadline 9 September 2018

11–13 December 2018 (webinar), registration deadline 27 November 2018

FEE: $297

PLACE: Webinar

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