Types of Radiation
This section introduces the attendee to the basics of radiation and its use in industry and medicine. Terminology and definitions are discussed, as well as the basic concepts used for radiation protection. The session includes a math review and participants will perform calculations necessary for quality control and radiation protection.
This session discusses the biological effects and theories of radiation exposure, as well as prenatal exposure. NRC Regulatory Guide 8.13 (prenatal exposure) will also be reviewed.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Agreement State Regulations
This session presents detailed review of 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, “Instructions to Workers”, and Part 20, “Standards for Protection Against Radiation.” Agreement State regulations will be covered depending on states represented or discussed during individual sessions with attendees.
Licensing of Radioactive Materials and License Conditions
This session discusses radioactive materials licenses in NRC and Agreement States. It includes the types of licenses, license conditions, components of a license, and the preparation of renewal and amendment applications. Individual licenses can be reviewed and specific problems addressed during the Licensing Review Session.
Radiation Safety Programs
This session evaluates a radiation safety program through the use of a checklist format with emphasis on the responsibilities of management and the Radiation Safety Officer. NRC Regulatory Guide 8.13 will also be reviewed.
Sample Forms & Postings
The postings required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Agreement State regulations are reviewed. Sample forms and procedures for receipt and accountability of radioactive materials are included for reference and use.
DOT Regulations and Transportation of Gauges and Sources
The purpose of this section is to familiarize the participant with specific sections of 49 Code of Federal Regulations as they relate to transportation of radioactive sources. This includes instructions in the proper packaging, labeling, manifesting, and shipping of radioactive sources. Also includes latest regulatory changes for shipping radioactive materials.
Radiation Detection Instruments
Participants are introduced to different types of radiation detection instruments and personnel monitoring devices. The session includes operating procedures, equipment demonstrations and hand-on operation.
This session will offer recommendations to prepare for regulatory inspections and implement corrective actions. We will also discuss regulations and civil penalties through the use of case studies and regulation reviews.
Termination of Radioactive Material Programs
This section outlines the necessary steps to terminate a radioactive material program, including a close-out survey of facilities, disposition of radioactive material and notification of regulatory agencies. Relocation of facilities is also discussed.
This session reviews the precautions and procedures to follow in the event a radioactive source or gauge is lost or damaged, or a contamination incident occurs. Also included are overexposure reporting requirements and mock emergency response scenarios.
NORM and TENORM
This session includes Sources and Geology of NORM, Chemistry of NORM, Industrial Sectors with TENORM, Control and Management of NORM, NORM Regulations, and Radon.