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    On completion of this training course, you should have the knowledge to work safely in areas controlled for radiological purposes using proper radiological practices. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge by scoring >75% on a written examinat ion and successfully complete a practical factors exercise.

    Participants will demonstrate knowledge of the following by selecting from a group of responses.

    From generic (Part 1) Topics:

    1. The definition of ionizing radiation, radioactive material, radioactive contamination, radioactivity, radioactive half-life, and ionization.

    2. The three basic particles of an atom.

    3. The four basic types of ionizing radiation, and the following characteristics for each type:
      1. Physical Characteristics
      2. Range/shielding
      3. Biological Hazard(s)

    4. The units used to measure radiation and radioactivity.

    5. Converting rem to millirem and millirem to rem.

    6. Distinguishing between ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation.

    7. The possible effects of radiation on cells.

    8. The mechanism by which radiation damages biological tissues.

    9. The definition of the terms acute dose, chronic dose, somatic effect, and heritable effect.

    10. The range for various effects of acute radiation dose to include radiation sickness and death to 50% of the population exposed.

    11. The potential effects and relative risk associated with prenatal radiation doses.

    12. A comparison of the biological risks from chronic radiation doses to health risks workers are subjected to in industry and daily life.

    13. The average annual dose to the general population from natural background and man-made sources.

    14. The major sources of natural background and man-made radiation.

    15. The responsibilities of the Radiological Control Group.

    16. DOE dose limits and guidelines, including emergency exposure guidelines.

    17. Your responsibility to comply with DOE dose limits and Jefferson Lab administrative control levels.

    18. The action a worker should take if he or she suspects that dose limits or administrative control levels are being approached or exceeded.

    19. The DOE/Site management policy and the purpose of the ALARA program.

    20. The responsibilities of Management, Radiological Control Personnel and the Radiological Worker in the ALARA Program.

    21. The three basic protective principles of ALARA.

    22. Methods for reducing external and internal radiation exposure.

    23. Ways radioactive material can enter the body.

    24. How dose from internal radioactivity is determines.

    25. How external radiation dose is determined.

    26. The colors and symbols used on radiological postings, signs and labels.

    From Site-Specific (Part 2) Topics:

    1. CEBAF administrative dose limits for the whole body.

    2. The site policy concerning prenatal radiation exposure.

    3. How to obtain your radiation dose records, and your responsibilities for reporting radiation dose received from other sites and from medical applications.

    4. The proper use of each type of dosimeter.

    5. Site-Specific dose reduction methods.

    6. The definitions of prompt radiation and activation.

    7. Major sources of prompt radiation and activation as well as ancillary radiation sources on site.

    8. The purpose of initial entry surveys.

    9. Requirements for removing material from the beam enclosure.

    10. The main types of engineered and administrative radiological controls, and thee elements of the Configuration Control program.

    11. The function of the access control system (Personnel Safety System) to include the status indicators and displays associated with the various modes.

    12. The purposes of and information found on Radiological Work Permits (RWPs) and your responsibility for the correct use of RWPs.

    13. The definitions of Controlled Area, Radioactive Materials Area, Radiation Area, and High Radiation Area.

    14. Requirements for entering, working in, and exiting the areas listed in 39.

    15. Radiological areas for which Level I radiological workers are prohibited, and the postings for each area.

    16. The purpose and use of personnel contamination monitors.

    17. The appropriate response to contamination monitor alarms.

    18. The purpose and types of emergency alarms or status indicators used at CEBAF and the correct responses in the event of an emergency or alarm.

    19. The possible consequences for disregarding radiological postings, instructions, alarms and/or status indicators.

    Elements to be evaluated during the practical exercise are listed on the evaluation checklist.

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