Radiation Safety Officer
presented by
The Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Academy
and
the Texas-Utah Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training

 

June 22-26, 2020
Houston, Texas

When

Monday June 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
-to-
Friday June 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Where 

UTHealth
Operations Center Building

1851 Crosspoint Avenue
Rio Grande Room, 2.200
Houston, TX 77054  


 
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Contact

Pamela D. Phillips
Program Coordinator 

UTHealth| School of Public Health
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Academy 
713-500-8518 
pamela.d.phillips@uth.tmc.edu 

Registration Info:

Early Registration (Ends May 22, 2020)
 $985

Regular Registration
 $1475

Please visit us at www.p2racademy.org

Refreshments and materials will be provided.

Lodging and Transportation-Hotel accommodations, airfare and car transportation will need to be arranged on your own.
  

   

About the Course

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 at Houston. 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.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

  • Preparing for & Handling Inspections
  • Regulatory Perspective (TX DSHS)
  • Avoiding Common Violations

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to Pamela.D.Phillips@uth.tmc.edu. To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Academy reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for cancelled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.

Acknowledgement

Training provided by P2R Academy is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under awards U45ES019360 and UH4ES027055.