Radiation Protection Basics

(Health, Safety, Environment)

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

Ways to Reduce Radiation Exposure

Concerns with Contamination

External dosimetry
Invitro dosimetry
Day Two
Access and Working Rights

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

Contamination control
Radioactive Work Areas

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.

Course Schedule

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