United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Radiation Training (Generic Letter 79-47)


GL79047 

                              UNITED STATES 
                      NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                         WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555  

                             October 2, 1979 

ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES 

The NRC recently initiated a course in Radiation Safety which was presented 
by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to members of the NRC staff who 
may visit your facilities in the course of their duties. The purpose of the 
course was to train the staff members in radiation safety so that they could
be certified for entry into restricted areas of NRC licensed facilities 
after a short site-specific indoctrination (e.g., security, emergency and 
safety training). This would eliminate the requirement for lengthy radiation
training to those who are certified each time a site is visited. 
Certification in Radiation Safety required passing two examinations given by
the ORAU instructors. 

Mr. Roger Cloutier, ORAU Training Director, has contacted representatives of
most utilities and the majority of those contacted indicated a willingness 
to accept this training course as an equivalent to the basic radiation 
safety training course presented at their facilities. In order to identify 
NRC staff members who have been certified by ORAU, the enclosed 
certification credentials are forwarded for your information. We have also 
enclosed the seminar outline for your information. Please advise us if you 
will accept this certification in lieu of your basic radiation safety 
course. If you will not accept this certification please state your reasons 
for their unacceptability. 

We feel that acceptance of this program by you will be mutually beneficial 
by saving the staff members time and decreasing demands upon your training 
staff. 

                              Sincerely, 


                              William P. Gammill, Acting Assistant Director 
                                   for Operating Reactor Projects 
                              Division of Operating Reactors 
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosures: 
1. Training Summary  
2. Seminar Schedule  
3. Certification 

cc: Service List 

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                  NRC RADIATION SAFETY SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

8:30 a.m.           Introduction 

8:40 a.m.           Characteristics of Radiation 

9:10 a.m.           Radiation Quantities and Units 

9:40 a.m.           Biological Effects of Radiation 

10:10 a.m.          BREAK 

10:20 a.m.          Radiation Protection Guides 

10:50 a.m.          Personnel Dosimeters 

11:20 a.m.          Radiation Areas & Warning Signs 

11:40 a.m.          Quiz 1 

12:00               LUNCH 

1:00 P.M.           Radiation Monitoring Instruments 

1:30 p.m.           Use of Monitoring Instruments 

1:50 P.M.           Radiation Protection Procedures 

2:10 p.m.           Respiratory Protection 

2:40 p.m.           BREAK 

2:50 p.m.           Protective Clothing 

3:10 p.m.           Protective Clothing Demonstration 

3:30 p.m.           Decontamination 

3:40 p.m.           Bioassay and Whole-Body Counting 

3:50 p.m.           Review 

4:00 p.m.           Quiz II 

4:30 p.m.           END 
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Mr. Edward G. Bauer, Jr.                                        50-277 
Philadelphia Electric Company                                   50-278 

cc: 

Eugene J. Bradley 
Philadelphia Electric Company 
Assistant General Counsel 
2301 Market Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101 

Troy B. Conner, Jr.
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W. 
Washington, D. C. 20006 

Raymond L. Hovis, Esquire 
35 South Duke Street 
York, Pennsylvania 17401 

Warren K. Rich, Esquire 
Assistant Attorney General 
Department of Natural Resources 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401 

Government Publications Section 
State Library of Pennsylvania 
Education Building 
Commonwealth and Walnut Streets 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126 

M. J. Cooney, Superintendent 
Generation Division - Nuclear 
Philadelphia Electric Company 
2301 Market Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101 

Edward Greenman 
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
Office of Inspection and Enforcement 
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station 
P. O. Box 399 
Delta, Pennsylvania 17314 

Philadelphia Electric Company 
ATTN:     Mr. W. T. Ullrich 
          Peach Bottom Atomic 
          Power Station 
Delta, Pennsylvania 17314 
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