ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Radiation: Sources, Detection Protection & Safety and Waste Management

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About the course

This course satisfies regulatory requirements for refresher training in the safe uses of associated industrial devices for Qualified Radiographers.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply the latest methods and applications for the given discipline (industrial radiography, well logging, gauges)
  • Apply the methods to assess radiation dose
  • Determine appropriate responses to the radiological hazards
  • Carryout techniques for controlling radiation sources and mitigating high-consequence hazards
  • Perform Retrieval, stabilization, storage and disposal of orphaned or leaking radioactive sources
  • Determine the national and international regulations for storing, using, and transporting radiation sources
  • Recognize accepted credentialing standards according to professional discipline
  • Perform inspection and audit techniques
  • Understand the guidance available from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Use physical and administrative security controls
  • List the international shipping requirements
  • Discuss the responsibilities of users, technicians, and managers
  • Manage radiation incidents with hands-on demonstrations

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Characteristics of Gamma And X-Ray Radiations
  • Bio-effects of Radiation
  • Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, Health Protection
  • Applicable International and USA Radiation Protection and Radioactive Material Regulatory

Day 2

  • requirements and infrastructure
  • Hazards of radiation exposure
  • Case histories of accidents

Day 3

  • Safe operation and control of associated equipment
  • Radiation detection; Instrumentation use, operation, calibration, limitations
  • Worker responsibilities and rights

Day 4

  • Personnel monitoring, contamination control and exposure reports
  • Controls, precautions and procedures to minimize exposure
  • Storage, control and disposal

Day 5

  • Equipment inspection, maintenance
  • Radiation incident & emergency response
  • Source security, control & recovery

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for industrial radiation users, professionals, managers, and regulators who have oversight or responsibility for industrial radiation:

  • Engineers, geologists, and technicians who use industrial radiation devices
  • Persons who sell or service the devices
  • Radiation safety officers (RSO)
  • Managers and directors of facilities or companies that use radiation sources
  • Government personnel who license, permit, or inspect radiation sources
  • First responders, firefighters, border patrol agents, customs agents and civil defense personnel
  • Radiation protection technicians
  • National source recovery teams
  • Educators

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