Radiation Safety Officer


June 5-9 2023
Houston, Texas


Monday June 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday June 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Operations Center Building

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

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Pamela D. Phillips
Program Coordinator 

UTHealth| School of Public Health
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Consortium

Early Registration (Ends April 21, 2023)


Regular Registration

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.


P2R Consortium
Prevention, Preparedness, and Response


Health and Safety Measures for In-Person Training 

We are taking the following measures:

Social distancing: We ask that you show respect for one another's safety preference while attending training. 

Face masks: We strongly encourage individuals to continue wearing a mask while in attendance. 

Hand hygiene:  We are frequently washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  We ask that participants attending our in-person courses do the same.  We will also have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in the classroom.

Cleaning and disinfecting: We are using EPA-registered disinfection products to disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, tables, and training equipment.

Symptom Monitoring: For the health and safety of training participants and staff, we ask that if you present any of these symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or fever or been in contact with someone who has had these symptoms or any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not attend the scheduled training.

Please send an email to Pamela.D.Phillips@uth.tmc.edu. Your registration fee will be applied to a future course or refunded.

While the guidelines set forth to protect your health and safety are constantly evolving, so will our response to it. Our team continues to monitor and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health officials, and UTHealth.  If we need to cancel an in-person course, we will refund your registration fee.


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.


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


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


  • 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
  • Preparing for & Responding to Emergencies
  • Overview of Domestic Terrorist Acts


  • 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 Consortium 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 canceled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.


Training provided by P2R Consortium is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).