Radiation Safety - Practical Applications
This two-day radiation safety course is designed for environmental professionals who may be involved in the investigation, assessment, and evaluation of radiologically contaminated sites. This course is intended for environmental professionals who require the skills necessary to detect the presence of radioactive materials, and perform radiation and contamination surveys to evaluate and control the radiological hazards. The course emphasizes the hands-on use of radiation detection instruments to control personal safety, and characterize the nature and extent of radioactive contamination. Participants will gain hands-on experience with radiation detection instruments, and be trained on the basic principles of radiological controls.
In addition, this course provides training on EPA guidance to experienced environmental professionals who may be responsible for regulatory compliance to protect site workers and the general public, and who may have to assess and evaluate site radiological conditions. EPA’s radiation response resources will also be discussed.
Participants who attend this course are expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of radiation safety. Participants needing a basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of radiation safety will benefit from attending the “Radiation Safety Overview For Environmental Professionals” course prior to attending this course. Participants are encouraged to request both courses when registering.
Topics that are discussed include practical applications of radiation detection instruments; methods for controlling radiation exposure; guidance on contamination control and simple decontamination; guidance on regulatory requirements; and EPA’s radiation response resources.
Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, demonstrations, and exercises that combine the use of hands-on equipment with practical applications.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
The successful completion of an examination must be demonstrated by the student attaining a score of 80 percent or higher.
Participants should be prepared to don and doff anti-contamination clothing such as coveralls, hoods, boots, and gloves. Respirators will not be worn.
In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at
Note: Calculators are recommended.
Continuing Education Units: 1.2
THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
IMPORTANT: ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
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