Radiation Safety Training for Users/Operators
of Portable Moisture-Density Gauges
Course Duration: 8 Hours (1 day)
$175 per trainee (minimum of 8 trainees) – Fee includes manual
This course relies primarily on the use of
visual media (primarily 303 PowerPoint slides) and a training manual “Radiation
Safety Training Manual for Users/Operators of Moisture/Density Gauges”, over 60
pages in length, to present radiation principles and regulatory requirements to
the trainee. Radiation survey instrument
operation will be shown using a basic GM instrument (Ludlum 14C) and exempt
radiation sources. The training manual
provides photos and illustrations of moisture/density gauge equipment, as well
as a small section on the theory of operation.
The training outline was prepared by consolidating all of the TRCR
required subject areas for industrial radiography, well-logging, and naturally
occurring radioactive materials, and then extracting those areas directly
applicable to sealed source use, and, for this course, particularly applicable
to portable moisture/density gauge use.
The training presentation generally follows the training manual
construction, which consists of two parts.
The first part, which is designed to address general sealed source use)
presents basic radiation principles and requirements (radiation basics,
sources, hazards, exposure limits, security, transportation, etc.). The course is organized to present
information in a step-wise fashion with earlier steps preparing the trainee for
subsequent steps. The course includes a brief review of scientific
notation and introduction to units and terms.
Fundamentals of radiation (types and characteristics of radiation) are
then introduced to the trainee.
Radiation protection fundamentals are presented in a manner that informs
the trainee of safety techniques available.
The trainees are then introduced to radiation protection equipment and
how it is used. General safety
procedures and requirements for sealed source uses are presented and discussed
-- followed by regulatory agency information and general regulatory
requirements (regulations, compliance, enforcement, etc.). Finally, the trainee will be introduced to
basic radiation safety procedures involved in portable moisture/density gauge
Exam - A 33 question exam, using primarily
multiple choice questions with 3 - 5 possible answers, will be given to each trainee. Three (3) points will be deducted from each
incorrect response. A minimum score of
70 is required to pass the course.
A training certificate will be awarded to the
successful trainees and copies will be forwarded to their employers
Certification of HAZMAT training will be
provided to meet US DOT requirements.