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Alpha Awareness

This 1-day course provides students with an understanding of the hazards associated with alpha emitting contamination and the concepts of monitoring, controlling, and assessing doses to individuals exposed to alpha contamination.  The following topics are covered in this course:

  • The attributes of alpha emissions and their detection
  • The internal hazards posed by exposure to alpha sources
  • Internal dosimetry process for alpha exposures
  • Instrumentation and processes for detecting, monitoring and evaluating alpha hazards
  • Methods for controlling radiological work in areas with high alpha contamination
  • Industry experience and lessons learned from controlling alpha contamination