United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Qualification (Experience) of Contractor Health Physics Technicians

HPPOS-019 PDR-9111210125

Title: Qualification (Experience) of Contractor Health

Physics Technicians

See the letter from W. M. Morrison to B. E. Leonard

(President, Institute for Resource Management, Inc.) dated

August 26, 1980. For contractor health physics

technicians, two-thousand or more working hours in a period

of not less than 40 weeks is acceptable as representing one

year of experience. HPPOS-021 and HPPOS-022 contain related

topics.

The NRC staff recognizes that contractor health physics

technicians are utilized at many of the power reactor

facilities and that considerable overtime is frequently

associated with this work. In consideration of this

situation, members of the staff of NRR and IE developed

guidance for the application of man-hours to years of

experience for use only in determining the qualification of

contractor health physics technicians. This guidance

recommends that 2,000 or more working hours accumulated

during a total period of not less than 40 weeks is

acceptable as representing one year of experience.

The type of work performed by the individuals, however, is

important in determining whether the hours worked meet the

requirements for work experience. In addition, work

experience is only one of several criteria for

qualification. Experience, education, training, and

demonstrated proficiency are also required for

qualification (see HPPOS-021 and HPPOS-022).

Regulatory references: Regulatory Guide 1.8

Subject codes: 1.1

Applicability: Reactors

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