The NORM Awareness course is designed for the awareness level only. This course is designed for the person that wants to know the hazards of NORM. This course will cover subjects such as where NORM comes from, how to identify possible NORM areas, and how to protect yourself from NORM.
For persons working in areas with possible NORM contamination and OSHA (persons working in the area of possible NORM contamination)
Upon completion of the Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) Awareness course, the trainee will be familiar with:
Where NORM comes from
What NORM is
Exposure controls and PPE related to NORM
Basic radiation safety
Exam and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
If employee changes job or performance indicated need for retraining.
4-HOUR NORM/TENORM AWARENESS TRAINING NORM/TENORM
Awareness training is typically provided to oil and gas operator employees and other workers who need to understand the risks of working around NORM/TENORM, but will not perform surveys or decontamination activities. This basic level of NORM/TENORM training is designed to inform the employee where they can recognize the hazard.Students, who successfully pass the exam, will receive a certificate of completion. This course includes, but is not limited to, the following subjects:
Introduction to NORM/TENORM and Atomic Theory
Radiation and Contamination
Biological Effects of Radiation & Sources
Basic Survey Instrumentation
Radiation Protection Programs
Respiratory Protection & Personnel Monitoring
Federal & State Regulations
Risks Associated with Radiation Exposure
Emergency Actions & Disposal Options
NORM/TENORM Awareness training should be renewed every twelve (12) months to show applicable knowledge and continued understanding of radiation safety principles