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    Certified Radiation Protection Officer (CRPO) - (Remote Instructor-Led Series)

    • Provide detailed instructions in radiation safety and NORM control programs for personnel who are assigned the duties of Certified Radiation Safety Officer (CRSO).
    • Regulatory radiation protection requirements in the different industrial applications of the ionizing radiation i.e.,
    • NORM Management program.
    • Industrial Radiography.
    • industrial irradiators and accelerators.
    • Nuclear gauges.
    • Tracers.
    • Well logging devices.
    Course Objectives
    • Fully acquaint the user with the potential hazards of radiation and the accepted means of adequate protection to all concerned.
    • Frame work and guidance offered by the prevailing rules will be presented in great detail.
    Upon successful completion of this course the attendee will be able to:
    • Understand Radiation Safety.
    • Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Protection guides.
    • Understand Radiation Physics and its inter-relationship with matter.
    • Have an understanding of the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Occupational exposure in NORM related activities.
    • Understanding and be aware of Radiation Safety and Protection of using Ionizing Radiation used in Oil and Gas Industry.

    Day 1
    • Part I: Scientific and technical aspects of radiation protection.
    • Chapter 1: Radioactivity and radioactive decay.
    • Some properties of atomic nuclei.
    • Some properties of alpha decay and alpha particles.
    • Some properties of beta decay and beta particles.
    • Some properties of gamma disintegration.
    • The x-rays.
    • The neutrons and their sources.
    • Calculation of the source activity.
    • The units of activity.
    • The physical half-life time.
    • The biological and effective half-life times.
    • The radioactive decay law.
    • The relation between the decay constant and the half-life time.
    • Some important multipliers.
    • Chapter 2: Interaction of radiation with matter.
    • Introduction.
    • Interaction of heavy charged particles with matter.
    • Interaction of beta particles with matter.
    • Interaction of x and gamma radiation with matter.
    • Interaction of neutrons with matter

    Day 2

    Chapter 3: Radiation detectors, survey meters and monitors.

    • General.
    • The gas detectors.
    • The scintillation detectors.
    • The semi-conductor detectors.
    • The survey meters.
    • The contamination monitors.
    • Devices for personal dosimetry.
    Chapter 4: Some radiation measurement techniques and statistical fluctuations.
    • Introduction.
    • The solid angle.
    • The detector intrinsic efficiency.
    • Relation between the counting rate and source activity.
    • Other factors affecting the measurements.
    • Dead time correction.
    • The statistical fluctuation of radiation measurements.
    Chapter 5: Dosimetry quantities and their units.
    • The exposure.
    • The absorbed dose.
    • The equivalence between the Roentgen, the rad and Gray.
    • The Kerma - The radiation weighting factor.
    • The equivalent dose.
    • The tissue weighting factor.
    • The effective dose.
    • The committed equivalent or effective dose.

    Day 3

    Chapter 6: Biological effects of radiation.
    • Direct and indirect action of ionizing radiation on cell.
    • Radiation effects.
    • Deterministic and stochastic effects.
    • Acute deterministic effects.
    • The stochastic effects.
    • Hereditary effects.
    Chapter 7: Dose calculation.
    • Dose calculation from point sources.
    • Dose calculation for beta emitters.
    • Dose calculation from external gamma sources.
    • Dose calculation from neutron sources.
    • The inverse square low for external exposure.
    • Dose calculation from internal exposure.
    • The annual limit on intake.
    • The derived air concentration.
    Chapter 8: Radiation shielding.
    • Shielding of sources of alpha particles.
    • Shielding of sources of beta particles.
    • Shielding of x and gamma ray sources.
    • Shielding of the neutron sources.

    Day 4
    Chapter 9: Practical Radiation Protection in Industrial Applications.

    • Protection against occupational exposure in NORM/TENORM Management in Oil and Gas.
    • Protection against occupational exposure in industrial radiography.
    • Protection against occupational exposure in industrial irradiators and accelerators.
    • Protection against occupational exposure in the use of nuclear gauges.
    • Protection against occupational exposure in the use of tracers.
    • Protection against occupational exposure in well logging devices.
    Part 2: Organizational aspects of radiation protection.
    General framework and requirements for radiation protection.
    • Introduction.
    • Administrative requirements.
    • Management requirement for radiation protection.
    • The principal requirements.
    • Verification of safety.
    • Condition of service.

    Day 5
    Responsibilities of parties.

    •  Responsible parties for radiation protection.
    •  Responsibilities of the licensee.
    • Cooperation between licensees and employers.
    National (FANR) dose limits.
    • The terms limit and level.
    • Radiation exposures.
    • The occupational dose limits.
    • The dose limits for public.
    • The dose limits for medical exposures.
    • The dose limits for emergency exposures.
    The radiation Protection Program (RPP).
    • Introduction.
    • The structure of the RPP.
    The safe transport of radioactive material.
    • Introduction.
    • Definitions.
    • General provisions.
    • Determination of the transport index.
    • Categories of packages.
    • Marking and labelling.
    • Storage in transit.

    • The course is recommended for those individuals who may be tasked with the program within their company, such as safety and environmental personnel.
    • The course provides the necessary knowledge and practical abilities required to implement and monitor a Radiation Protection Program.

    • Part I: Scientific and technical aspects of radiation protection.
    • Chapter 1: Radioactivity and radioactive decay.
    • Chapter 2: Interaction of radiation with matter.
    • Chapter 3: Radiation detectors, survey meters and monitors.
    • Chapter 4: Some radiation measurement techniques and statistical fluctuations.
    • Chapter 5: Dosimetry quantities and their units.
    • Chapter 6: Biological effects of radiation.
    • Chapter 7: Dose calculation.
    • Chapter 8: Radiation shielding.
    • Chapter 9: Practical Radiation Protection in Industrial Applications.
    • Part 2: Organizational aspects of radiation protection.
    • General framework and requirements for radiation protection.
    • Responsibilities of parties.
    • National (FANR) dose limits.
    • The radiation Protection Program (RPP).
    • The safe transport of radioactive material.

    • Radiation level 1
    • Environment Level 1
    • HSE Fundamental  


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