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This series of modules can serve as a refresher training course for
those students already proficient in radiological response. The refresher
course should take from 6 to 8 hours to complete.
The reliance upon, and use of, radioactive material in agriculture,
industry, and medicine continues to increase. As the manufacture, use,
and disposal of radioactive material has increased, so has the need
to transport it. Consequently, the potential for you as a responder
to encounter an incident involving some type of radioactive material
has increased. Having knowledge of radiological hazards, and the terminology
used to describe them, will increase your ability to quickly recognize,
safely respond, and accurately relay information during an incident
involving radioactive material.
This course includes the following topics: radiological basics, biological
effects, hazard recognition (markings, labels, and placards), initial
response actions, radioactive material shipping packages, on-scene patient
handling, radiological terminology and units, assessing package integrity,
radiation detection instrumentation, and radiological decontamination.
If you are interested in pursuing the full 18-module MERRTT course
as a classroom-based training session, please contact Ella McNeil, TEPP
program manager, at Ella.McNeil@em.doe.gov or visit the TEPP
webpage to view the national training schedule.