Radiation Protection Basics


(Power & Water)

Outstanding Features

    Understand the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation in the Workplace. Learn about Radiation Safety Strategies, practices and methods used to minimize your internal and external radiation dose.

    This course also addresses timely operating experience lessons learned and industry best practices.

Course Overview

    Basic Radiation Safety addresses the hazards associated with ionizing radiations, the precautions to be taken working around ionizing radiation, and in the methods of protection.

    This course covers awareness of the content of any special requirements for a Nuclear facility and the importance of complying with these requirements. It also covers emergency situations that can occur and the actions to be taken in the event of an actual emergency.

Target Audience

This course is designed to familiarize in-house non-technical people with the nuclear industry. All new entrants, non-technical and technical alike, along with more experienced people that require a broader understanding of the industry will benefit from this course.

You Will Learn How to

    Participants will understand the basic principles of Radiation Safety and the industry best practices in today’s Nuclear industry, means and methods used to reduce exposure using practices and procedures to access and work in a Nuclear facility.

    You will learn how to:

  • Define the Acute Radiation Exposure, Chronic Radiation Exposure, Maximum Survivable Dose, Long Term Health Effects
  • Define the term As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
  • Identify the organ of interest or concern for Gamma radiation, Beta radiation, Neutron radiation, Alpha radiation
  • Identify the unit used to measure radiation dose
  • Identify five ways you can reduce your internal and external radiation exposure
  • Define the purpose of a dosimeter


  • Terms associated with Nuclear industry
  • Organs of interest or concern for the four radiation types
  • Identify access and working rights as a nuclear worker
  • Response to alarms and abnormal incidents
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Radiation Personal Protective Equipment
  • Dosimetry requirements

Course Details

    Day One


  • Terms within Radiation Industry
  • Dose Limits and expectations
  • Risks within nuclear industry
  • Radiation Types and Effects

  • Gamma
  • Beta
  • Neutron
  • Alpha
  • Ways to Reduce Radiation Exposure

  • Internal
  • External
  • Concerns with Contamination
  • Dosimetry

  • External dosimetry
  • Invitro dosimetry
  • Day Two

    Access and Working Rights

  • Zoning
  • Monitoring
  • Response to alarms
  • Personnel Items
  • Radiation Personal Protective Equipment (RPPE)

  • Types
  • Donning/Doffing
  • Contamination control
  • Radioactive Work Areas

  • Dosimetry
  • Monitoring
  • RPPE
  • Radioactive Waste

  • Active waste
  • Non active waste
  • Contamination Control Area
  • What environmental impacts does it have?
  • Alarm Response

  • Fixed Area Gamma Monitors (FAGM)
  • Whole Body Monitors (WBM)
  • Portal Monitors

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Paula Maguire


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

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