Monday June 10, 2013 - Friday June 14, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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The University of Texas Operations Center Building
1851 Crosspoint Avenue

Houston, TX 77054



Residence Inn Medical Center
7710 Main Street | Houston, TX | 77030
Hotel Tel: 713-660-7993
Fax: 713-660-6142

Hotel Reservation Information:
Please identify yourself with the name of the class you will be attending (Radiation Safety Officer) when making your reservation to guarantee the rate of $109.00 per night plus 17% tax. Rate will include a Free Breakfast Buffet each morning and Free Social Hour, Monday-Thursday, 6pm-730pm, serving soft drinks, beer and snacks. Offer good through May 19th, 2013.

Free Van Shuttle is available to all our Hotel Guests, Monday - Friday, 6am-9pm and Sat - Sun, 10am-8pm. The van shuttle runs every hour and half hour.

Brought to You By:

Taylor Sutherland
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Southwest Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

Conference Objectives

The overall objective of this interactive course is to provide you with the tools you need in order to ensure the safe and compliant receipt, use, transport, and release of radioactive materials and radiation sources.  You will learn how to maintain a high level of compliance with radiation regulations and protocols, based on novel research performed by the University of Texas Health Science Center.  You will improve your skills in performing radiation safety surveys, shipping and receiving radioactive materials, and managing and disposing of radioactive waste.  This course is designed to meet the established Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Radiation Control training requirements for individuals wishing to become Radiation Safety Officers.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone who currently works in the field of radiation safety or wants to learn about the science of radiation. The content serves as a good refresher for health physicists.

Registration Fees

$ 1,475   Early Registration (Ends May 20, 2013)

$ 1,675   Regular Registration (Ends June 1, 2013)

$ 1,875   Late Registration Begins June 2, 2013)


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Major Course Concepts


  • Introduction to Radiation Safety
  • Fundamentals of Radiation and Radioactiviy
  • Radiation Problem Session


  • Fundamentals Review
  • "Background" Sources of Radiation Exposure
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Regulatory Dose Limits
  • Internal & External Dosimety


  • Programs for Controlling Radiation-Producing Devices
  • NORM Overview
  • Life Cycle of Radiation Sources
  • Licensing, Registrations & Regulations
  • Source Security Issues
  • Radiation Protection Program (ALARA)


  • Instrumentation
  • Surveys & Inventories
  • Regulatory Process Overview
  • Waste Management & Transportation
  • Prepating for & Responding to Emergencies
  • Overview of Domestic Terrorist Acts


  • Preparing for & Handling Inspections
  • DSHS Perspective
  • Avoiding Common Violations