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Radiation Safety for Fixed Nuclear Gauge Users

This online course is intended for personnel involved with the installation, removal, isolation or leak testing of the source holder of a fixed nuclear 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 course certificate.

Course Content

  • Radiological fundamentals - the basics on radioactivity, radiation and the units used to measure them
  • The biological effects of radiation exposure - the effect radiation has on the body over the short and long term
  • The design and operation of a nuclear gauge - the general design and operating principle behind a fixed nuclear gauge
  • Radiation protection strategies - the basic strategies used to control radiation exposure
  • Radiation detection instrumentation - the use and care of survey meters and dosimeters
  • Canada's regulatory framework - topics include licensing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the radiation safety officer and dose limits
  • Operational procedures - best practices associated with the use and maintenance of a fixed nuclear gauge including installation, removal and leak testing source holders
  • Emergency response procedures - the necessary actions for responding to emergencies with a fixed nuclear gauge

System Requirements
Compatible with Common Web Browsers:
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 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
* Latest plug-in for Adobe Flash player (for video and animations)
* Student requires a valid e-mail address in order to be registered.