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This course is designed to familiarize you with the health implications associated with ionizing radiation, and measures that can be used to protect you from radiation exposure. There is a significant health risk to workers if radiation sources are not properly controlled. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: identify the various types of ionizing radiation, recognize sources of radiation exposure, identify the possible effects of radiation exposure on your health, specify the methods and instruments used to detect ionizing radiation, specify measures to protect workers, and define both sealed and unsealed sources of ionizing radiation. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify ionizing radiation types
  • Identify the basic particles of the atom from their descriptions
  • Identify sources of radiation exposure
  • Identify the two types of radiation exposure
  • Specify the units used to measure radiation and how to use a survey instrument to check for contamination
  • Identify the correct method for performing personal monitoring
  • Identify the three factors that affect the amount of radiation received
  • Identify precautions employers need to take to protect employees from radiation exposure
  • Define sealed and unsealed sources
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