July 2019 Short Course Listings

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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 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. This intensive five-week training course consists of lectures and laboratory exercises. Participants spend approximately 40% of their time performing laboratory exercises using radiation detection and measurement equipment. Laboratory exercises complement the health physics principles learned in the lectures. Beginning with fundamental principles, each topic progresses to an advanced level. Instruction is fortified with weekly examinations and problem sessions. A final examination is given at the end of the course. This course will satisfy most of the basic science training hours required for a license in medical uses of by-product material. For more information on licensing requirements, contact your state's radiological control program or the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Any person needing training in health physics and radiation protection should attend this course. Attendees should have some training in mathematics, including algebra, and have experience using a calculator with scientific functions. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES: 

9 September–11 October 2019

2 March–3 April 2020

27 July–28 August 2020

FEE: $9,995

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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MARSAME

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 Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual (MARSAME) is a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM 2002). MARSAME provides technical information on approaches for planning, implementing, assessing, and documenting surveys to determine proper disposition of materials and equipment. ORAU conducts this four-day course to familiarize individuals with the theory and implementation of the MARSAME manual. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 32 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. This four-day training course focuses on the methodology and practical application of the MARSAME standard. This standard supplements the MARSSIM manual that has become the basis for real property final status surveys. The objective of the course is to provide attendees with a solid understanding of the MARSAME standard, practice through exercises, and provide practical information related to its implementation. This course is designed for individuals responsible for the design and execution of surveys for the release of materials and equipment from facilities that handle, or previously handled, radioactive materials. Individuals who would attend this course include health physicists, project managers, and those providing oversight of the process such as regulatory personnel. A basic familiarity with MARSSIM methodology and/or terminology is helpful, but not required. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES:

26–29 August 2019

26–29 October 2020

FEE: $1,595

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training

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.

Personnel responsible for radiation safety activities in medical institutions are faced with numerous administrative and technical issues. New technologies are continuously being developed, often with unique radiation safety techniques associated with them. New research projects and clinical trials at medical institutions require the RSO to continuously evaluate new protocols, requiring a sound foundation in radiation safety. In order to meet the need within the medical community, ORAU conducts a five-day training course—Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training. The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. This five-day lecture/laboratory course introduces course participants to current issues and technologies in the medical applications of radiation. The issues and technologies are discussed in the context of improving and developing an institution's radiation safety program. This course is designed for individuals who presently have or anticipate having the responsibility for radiation safety officer activities at medical institutions. Participants should be familiar with the basics of health physics and radiation safety. Individuals new to the field are advised to attend the Introduction to Radiation Safety course as a prerequisite. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES:

19–23 August 2019

5–9 October 2020

FEE: $1,995

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Radiation Safety Officer Training

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.

Personnel responsible for radiation safety activities are faced with numerous administrative and technical issues. These issues are often complex and require individuals who are well trained and responsive to existing and evolving regulations. To assist those individuals who desire a successful radiation safety program, ORAU conducts a five-day training course—Radiation Safety Officer Training. The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course. The American Board of Industrial Hygiene grants 5.0 Certification Maintenance Points to CIHs for completion of this course. This five-day lecture/laboratory course introduces course participants to relevant issues that influence the effectiveness of a radiation safety program. The course emphasizes a variety of administrative and technical issues that a radiation safety officer has to address. An interactive format offers the opportunity for instructor/group discussions to facilitate the learning process. This course is designed for individuals who presently have or anticipate having the responsibility for radiation safety officer activities at their facility. Participants should be familiar with the basics of health physics and radiation safety. Individuals new to the field are advised to attend the Introduction to Radiation Safety or Applied Health Physics courses as a prerequisite. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES:

19–23 August 2019

5–9 October 2020

FEE: $1,995

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Course

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 93 Ledge Road, Seabrook, NH 03874; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-474-1531; 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 and PLACES:

23–27 September 2019; Seabrook, New Hampshire

9–13 December 2019; 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)

 

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