Radiological Worker Training
Training Program Overview
DOE Radiological Health and Safety (DOE P 441.1) Safety Policy.
"It is the policy of the Department of Energy to conduct its radiological operations in a
manner that ensures the health and safety of all its employees, contractors, and the
general public. In achieving this objective, the Department shall ensure that radiation
exposures to its workers and the public and releases of radioactivity to the environment
are maintained below regulatory limits and deliberate efforts are taken to further reduce
exposures and releases as low as reasonably achievable. The Department is fully
committed to implementing a radiological control program of the highest quality that
consistently reflects this policy."
In meeting this policy, the Department shall:
"Ensure personnel responsible for performing radiological work activities are
appropriately trained. Standards shall be established to ensure the technical
competency of the Department's workforce, as appropriate, through implementation of
radiological training and professional development programs."
DOE Course Design
The DOE training material for radiological workers consists of four areas.
Core Academics (Modules 1-7)
This area includes modules 1 through 7. These modules discuss the theory that a
worker should know to work safely around radiological hazards.
The core academics are recommended for radiological workers whose job
assignments limit required unescorted access to Radiological Buffer Areas,
Radiation Areas, and Radioactive Material Areas.
High/Very High Radiation Area (Module 8)
This module should be added to the core academics for personnel whose job
assignments require unescorted entry into High Radiation Areas where
contamination is not present or whose job assignments require work near
High/Very High Radiation Areas.