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NORM/TENORM Surveyor Course

photo of a worker using NORM surveying equipment
To schedule this course for your facility, contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or wfreeman@scainc.com.

Developed for SC&A by Mark Krohn, MHP, CHP, the NORM/TENORM Surveyor course is available in 4-hour and 8-hour versions. Both versions include:

  • More in-depth coverage of NORM/TENORM Awareness course topics
  • Hands-on training and practice with various radiation and contamination survey instruments
  • Components on various regulatory NORM/TENORM limits
  • Modules on sampling procedures and survey documentation

The 8-hour version also:

  • Meets the regulatory training requirements for NORM Surveyors in Louisiana State
  • Provides deeper detail on the biological effects of radiation, sources of radiation in the environment, and risk associated with exposure to low levels of radiation.

8-Hour NORM/TENORM Surveyor Course

Schedule & Location

SC&A offers this course at a location and date of your choosing, typically at your facility. Contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or wfreeman@scainc.com to schedule.

Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP)
Courses at your facility may be eligible for reimbursement under the State of Louisiana’s IWTP.
For questions about registering students under the IWTP program, contact Warren Freeman at wfreeman@scainc.com or 601-807-5925.

Registration

The registration fee is $295 per student.

Pricing for Courses at your Facility

The cost of the course is $295 per student, with a minimum charge of 5 students ($1,475). Courses taught on weekends, Federal holidays, and at offshore locations are billed at $495 per student, with a minimum charge of 5 students ($2,475). If the instructor is required to drive to a client’s location to teach a course or drive to a heliport or dock for travel offshore, mileage is billed at $1.00 per mile. Travel time and stand-by time are billed at $75 per hour. Additional charges, should the instructor be required to fly to a land-based location in another State to teach the course, such as plane fare, hotels, rental cars, and FedExing of materials, are billed at cost + 20%. Note that FedEx charges for training materials (books, survey instruments, and other instructional materials) may exceed $600 in some cases. Meals and incidentals are billed at the Federal per diem rate for the area.

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8-Hour Course Syllabus
  • Introduction to NORM and TENORM
    • Introduction to NORM and TENORM
    • TENORM Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
    • TENORM Associated with Gas Wells, Gas Transmission Operations, Refineries, and NGL Facilities
    • TENORM Associated with Shale Formation Fracturing
  • The Structure of Matter
    • The Structure of Matter
    • The Periodic Table
    • Nuclear Instability
  • Radiation and Contamination
    • Radiation
    • Types of Radiation Associated with NORM and TENORM
    • Units of Radiation Measurement
    • Regulatory Dose Limits
    • The Curie
    • The International System of Units
    • Modifying Units
    • Contamination
    • Radioactive Half-Life
    • Biological Half-Life
    • Effective Half-Life
  • The Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
    • Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
    • Radiation Effects on Cells
    • Radiosensitivity of Cells
    • Radiation Effects on the Embryo and Fetus
    • Dose-Response Characteristics (Stochastic and Non-Stochastic Effects)
    • Biological Effects of Large Acute Doses of Radiation
    • Biological Effects of Low Doses of Radiation
    • The Linear No-Threshold (LN-T) Dose Effect Theory
    • The Threshold Dose Effect Theory
    • The Radiation Hormesis Theory
  • Risk Associated with Low-Level Radiation Exposure
    • Risk Associated with Low-Level Radiation Exposure
    • Risk Perspective
    • Loss of Life Expectancy
    • ALARA
  • Sources of Radiation Exposure
    • Sources of Radiation
    • National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report No. 160
    • Space (Cosmic) Radiation
    • Terrestrial Radiation
    • Internal Terrestrial Radiation
    • Radon
    • Total Doses from Natural Sources of Radiation
    • Nuclear Fallout
    • Electronic Devices
    • Consumer Products
    • Medical Exposure of Patients
    • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Radiation Survey Instruments and TENORM Regulatory Limits
    • Radiation Survey Instruments
    • Scintillation Detectors
    • The Ludlum Model 3 Survey Meter with a Ludlum Model 44-2 Scintillation Detector
    • Survey Instrument Pre-Operational Checks
    • Surveying Techniques>/li>
    • TENORM Regulatory Limits for Equipment and Tubulars
    • TENORM Regulatory Limits for Waste
  • Contamination Survey Instruments and Associated Limits
    • Contamination Survey Instruments
    • Radon Gas Decay Products
    • Performing Removable (Loose) Contamination Surveys
    • Removable (Loose) Surface Contamination Limits
    • Conversion of CPM to DPM
    • Total Surface Contamination Limits and Measurements
    • Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) #ndash; Part N Suggested Surface Contamination Limits
    • Personnel Contamination Surveys
    • Personnel Decontamination
    • Medical Emergencies, Fires, and Explosions
  • Additional Survey Instruments
    • The Ludlum Model 3 with Model 44-2 and 44-9 Probes
    • The Ludlum Model 2241-2
    • The Tracerco NORM Monitor-IS
    • The Ludlum Model 26
    • The Ludlum Model 26-1
    • The GammaRAE II R Personal R Personal Radiation Monitor and Dosimeter
    • The RadEye PRD Alarming Personal Radiation Detector
  • Survey Documentation
    • Introduction to Survey Documentation
    • Survey Documentation
  • Samples
    • Collecting Samples
    • Preparing Samples for Shipment to a Laboratory
    • Solid Sample Analysis
    • Liquid Sample Analysis
    • Shipping Samples
    • Laboratories Capable of Performing Radioactive Material Analysis
  • Worker Protection
    • Goals of Radiation Protection
    • Control of External Exposures
    • Control of Internal Exposures
    • Types of Respirators for NORM/TENORM Work
    • Respirator Usage
    • Protective Clothing
    • Controlling the Spread of Contamination
    • Radiological Area Definitions
    • Radiological Caution Signs
    • Labeling Containers
    • Generic NORM/TENORM Work Procedure
  • Practical Radiation Surveying Exercise
  • Written Test
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4-Hour NORM/TENORM Surveyor Course

Schedule & Location

SC&A offers this course at a location and date of your choosing, typically at your facility. Contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or wfreeman@scainc.com to schedule.

Pricing

The cost of a land-based course is $195 per student, with a minimum charge of 5 students ($975). Courses taught on weekends, Federal holidays, and at offshore locations are billed at $325 per student, with a minimum charge of 5 students ($1,625). If the instructor is required to drive to a client’s location to teach a course or drive to a heliport or dock for travel offshore, mileage is billed at $1.00 per mile. Travel time and stand-by time are billed at $75 per hour. Additional charges, should the instructor be required to fly to a land-based location in another State to teach the course, such as plane fare, hotels, rental cars, and FedExing of materials, are billed at cost + 20%. Note that FedEx charges for training materials (books, survey instruments, and other instructional materials) may exceed $600 in some cases. Meals and incidentals are billed at the Federal per diem rate for the area.

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4-Hour Course Syllabus
  • Introduction to NORM and TENORM
    • Introduction to NORM and TENORM
    • TENORM Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
    • TENORM Associated with Gas Wells, Gas Transmission Operations, Refineries, and NGL Facilities
    • TENORM Associated with Shale Formation Fracturing
  • The Structure of Matter
    • The Structure of Matter
    • Nuclear Instability
  • Radiation and Contamination
    • Radiation
    • Types of Radiation Associated with NORM and TENORM
    • Units of Radiation Measurement
    • Regulatory Dose Limits
    • The Curie
    • The International System of Units
    • Modifying Units
    • Contamination
    • Radioactive Half-Life
    • Biological Half-Life
    • Effective Half-Life
  • Risk Associated with Low-Level Radiation Exposure
    • Risk Associated with Low-Level Radiation Exposure
    • Risk Perspective
    • Loss of Life Expectancy
    • ALARA
  • Radiation Survey Instruments and TENORM Regulatory Limits
    • Radiation Survey Instruments
    • Scintillation Detectors
    • The Ludlum Model 3 Survey Meter with a Ludlum Model 44-2 Scintillation Detector
    • Survey Instrument Pre-Operational Checks
    • Surveying Techniques
    • TENORM Regulatory Limits for Equipment and Tubulars
    • TENORM Regulatory Limits for Waste
  • Contamination Survey Instruments and Associated Limits
    • Contamination Survey Instruments
    • Radon Gas Decay Products
    • Performing Removable (Loose) Contamination Surveys
    • Removable (Loose) Surface Contamination Limits
    • Conversion of CPM to DPM
    • Total Surface Contamination Limits and Measurements
    • Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) – Part N Suggested Surface Contamination Limits
    • Personnel Contamination Surveys
    • Personnel Decontamination
    • Medical Emergencies, Fires, and Explosions
  • Additional Survey Instruments
    • The Ludlum Model 3 with Model 44-2 and 44-9 Probes
    • The Ludlum Model 2241-2
    • The Tracerco NORM Monitor-IS
    • The Ludlum Model 26
    • The Ludlum Model 26-1
    • The GammaRAE II R Personal R Personal Radiation Monitor and Dosimeter
    • The RadEye PRD Alarming Personal Radiation Detector
  • Survey Documentation
    • Introduction to Survey Documentation
    • Survey Documentation
  • Practical Radiation Surveying Exercise
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For more information or to schedule a course, contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or wfreeman@scainc.com.

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