Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
This course illustrates and reinforces the skills and knowledge needed to provide personnel with an
understanding of the characteristics of tritium and the precautions needed for working with or around it in a
DOE facility. This course is designed to meet Article 663 of the RCS for individuals who have assigned
duties in a tritium facility.
Training which is considered commensurate with site-specific hazards. Radiological Worker II or the
equivalent is recommended prior to receiving or concurrently with this tritium facilities safety training.
Some of those basic concepts contained in Radiological Worker II are used extensively throughout this
2 - 4 hours (depending on site-specific information)
Test banks, as applicable, should be developed by the sites, incorporating site-specific information.
Retraining is not required for this course.
Instructors of this course have a major role in making it successful and meeting the specified objectives.
Instructors must have related experience and be technically competent. In this course it is imperative that the
instructor have the background and experience of working in a tritium facility. Instructors must be able to
relate their own work experience to the workers in a tritium facility. Instructors must be able to answer
specific questions and use a variety of instructional material to meet the objectives.
Minimum of B.S. degree in Health Physics or related discipline is preferred.
At least five years of applied radiological protection experience in an operating radiological
facility is preferred. The areas of experience should include:
-Radiological controls associated with tritium
-Conducting surveys and monitoring for tritium
Comprehensive knowledge of Federal regulations and guidance and best nuclear industry practices
pertaining to radiological protection.