May 2018 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; 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

11–15 June 2018: Orange Beach, Alabama (on the Gulf Shores Beach)

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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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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Facility Decommissioning Training Course

ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ANL). Lawrence E. (Larry) Boing, Training Course Director, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Engineering Division, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439; phone: 630-252-6729, fax: 630-252-7577, email: lboing@anl.gov; details at our website: www.dd.anl.gov/ddtraining/

Our credentials include 40 years of our experience in the decommissioning of a diverse range of radiological and other nuclear facilities. In the process, we have developed a broad base of knowledge and expertise in and a thorough understanding of the various aspects of the decommissioning field both domestically and internationally. From this work, we developed a training course 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. We use a team of established and seasoned subject-matter experts respected for their work 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 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 training courses. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Visit our website for the latest news on all of our training course locations and dates.

DATES: May, June, July, and beyond—sessions organizing; exact dates and locations—see our website and for the latest training news.

FEE: $1,595

PLACES: Albany, New York; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Newport News, Virginia; Las Vegas, Nevada; and other locations—all upcoming—see our website for latest news.

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Class

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Ginger Nownes, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: ganownes@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:   18–22 June 2018: Exeter, New Hampshire

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: Ginger Nownes, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: ganownes@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: Ginger Nownes, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; email: ganownes@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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