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Radiation Safety for Fixed Nuclear Gauge Users

This course examines the basic skills necessary for practical radiation protection in an occupational environment utilizing fixed nuclear gauges. Course participants will receive a course manual which is theirs to keep. Upon completion of the course a course certificate will be awarded.

Course Content:

  • Basic design and construction of nuclear gauge
  • Basic radiation theory
  • Properties of various sources used in nuclear gauging
  • Biological risks associated with ionizing radiation
  • The CNSC and relevant regulations
  • ALARA and occupational dose limits
  • Basic radiation dose control techniques
  • Proper use of a radiation survey meter
  • Lockout/installation/removal of nuclear gauges
  • Leak testing nuclear gauges
  • Emergency response

If your organization uses handheld radiation detection instruments, it is suggested that the participants bring the instrument with them to the course if possible.