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Radiation Safety and TDG for Portable Gauge Users

This online course is intended for personnel required to use, handle or transport a portable density/moisture gauge. Students complete the course at their own pace, however the student must successfully complete all review exercises and a final quiz in order to pass the course. It is estimated that 4 to 6 hours would be necessary to finish the course. Upon successful completion of the course students will be emailed a Class 7 TDG Certificate and wallet card.

Course Content

  • Understanding radiation and radioactivity - the basics on radioactivity, radiation and the units used to measure them
  • The design and operating principles of a portable nuclear gauge - the basics behind the operation of a portable nuclear gauge
  • The biological effects of radiation - the effect radiation has on the body over the short and long term
  • Radiation protection strategies - the basic strategies used to control radiation exposure
  • Canada's regulatory framework - topics include licensing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the radiation safety officer and dose limits
  • Transporting radioactive material - the necessary controls and measures for transporting a portable nuclear gauge. The requirements for transporting Type A packages by road are specifically included in this section.
  • Emergency response and reporting requirements - the necessary actions for responding to emergencies with a portable nuclear gauge

System Requirements
Compatible with Common Web Browsers:
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher (Windows or Mac)
* Netscape 6.0 or higher (Windows or Mac)
* Apple Safari 1.1 or higher
* Broadband (high-speed) internet access is recommended
* Student requires a valid e-mail address in order to log into the system.