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NDT 104 - Radiation Safety

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Designed to provide fundamental radiological awareness. The Radiation Safety course for industrial radiography (45 Hours) is a prerequisite for individuals interested in working in industrial radiography. Includes the basics of non-medical radiographic testing (RT).

Prerequisite(s): NDT 100
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of basic radiation safety.
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the use of radiation.
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of how to work safely in an industrial radiation environment.
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the harmful effects of radiation.

  1. Why is Safety Training Important
    1. What is industrial radiography
    2. The beginning of radiography
    3. Radiation hazards
    4. Causes of radiography accidents
    5. Radiography facilities
    6. Personnel certification
  2. What is Radiation
    1. A form of energy
    2. Radiation quantities
    3. Compound units
    4. Permissible doses
    5. How much radiation are people exposed to
  3. Radioactivity
    1. Radioactivity
    2. Radioactive decay
    3. Using graphs
  4. What Are Harmful Effects of Radiation
    1. Prompt effects of radiation
    2. Delayed effects of radiation
  5. How Do Time, Distance, Shielding Affect Dose
    1. Time
    2. Distance
    3. Shielding
  6. How is Radiation Detected and Measured
    1. Survey meters measure dose rate
    2. Dosimeters measure dose
    3. Alarm systems at permanent installations
  7. How Do Radiography Cameras Work
    1. Types of cameras
    2. Daily maintenance
    3. Quarterly maintenance
  8. What Are The Basic Rules For Radiography
    1. Who regulates radiographers
    2. Reciprocity
    3. Off shore work sites
    4. Nuclear regulatory commission regulations
  9. What Are The Rules For Transporting Sources
    1. Packaging
    2. Moving the source to work sites
    3. Receiving and shipping sources
  10. How Can Following Procedures Help The Radiographer
    1. Operating procedures
    2. Emergency procedures
  11. Why Do Radiography Accidents Happen
    1. How radiography accidents happen
    2. But why


Effective Term:
Fall 2023