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                                  NORM/TENORM Awareness Course

NORM/TENORM Awareness Course - Now Available Online or At Your Site

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This popular course is now available in a 2-hour online U.S. version for individual or bulk purchase. Register here.
And Coming Soon: An International version that meets the minimum IAEA training requirements for oil and gas industry workers.

Developed by Mark Krohn, MHP, CHP, the NORM/ TENORM Awareness course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the hazards associated with NORM/TENORM and related personnel protection practices. Course length is approximately one hour. Topics include:

  • Where to find NORM/TENORM in the workplace
  • The types of radiation associated with NORM/TENORM
  • The difference between radiation and contamination
  • Units of radiation and contamination measurement
  • The risk associated with NORM/TENORM as compared to other everyday hazards
  • Dose minimization (ALARA) practices
  • Ingestion and inhalation minimization practices
  • PPE requirements

The course also contains components on immediate actions regarding NORM/TENORM for:

photo of a worker using NORM surveying equipment To schedule this course for your facility, contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or [email protected].

  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Medical emergencies

The Awareness course meets the minimum training requirements in 29 CFR 1910.1096(i) and 10 CFR 19.12.

Available Online or At Your Site

SC&A now offers two versions of this course:

  • Online: Our new online version, featuring Mark Krohn, MHP, CHP, is now available 24/7 via computer, tablet, or smartphone for individual or bulk purchase. Learn more here.
  • At Your Site: Schedule this course at a location and date of your choosing, typically at your facility. Contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or [email protected] to schedule.


  • Online Version: $89 US per learner
  • At Your Site: The cost of the course during weekday business hours for any number of students is $500 plus travel and expenses. 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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Awareness 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
    • Control of External Exposures
    • Control of Internal Exposures
    • Types of Respirators for TENORM Work
    • Protective Clothing
    • Personnel Decontamination
    • Medical Emergencies, Fires, and Explosions
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For more information or to schedule a course at your site, contact Warren Freeman at 601-807-5925 or [email protected]. For the online version, register here.

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