Radiation Worker I training is required if your duties are such that you will make routine entries into Jefferson Lab Radiologically Controlled Areas (RCAs) or you will be working with radioactive materials. Training is provided to help ensure your safety and the safety of your co-workers. Should you have any questions relating to radiological safety, ask your instructor or any member of the Radiation Control Department (RCD) at any time.
HOW TO USE THIS STUDY GUIDE
This study guide serves as the course handout for the full 8-hour classroom presentation of Radiation Worker I Training. This class is recommended if you have never been trained in any aspects of radiation safety. If you attend the course, follow along in this guide, work through the review questions, and ask your instructor questions during the class, you should be well prepared to take the required Radiation Worker I written exam and successfully complete the practical factors exercise. Included in this handout are review questions, answers for which are provided at the end of each topical section. Please note that items in bold type are particularly important and/or related to the training objectives. A glossary is included as Appendix B.
To qualify as a Radiation Worker, you must complete the written exam and practical portion with a minimum score of 75%. Exam questions come from the learning objectives outlined in Section 2 of this guide. Radiation Worker I exams can be taken at the RCD offices, in the VARC building, and at the Users Liaison Office located in CEBAF Center. The practical factors exercise must be scheduled in advance with RCD training staff.
This handout is yours to keep for note taking and future reference.
If you have previous training as a Radiation Worker, or wish to "challenge" the classroom portion of the material, you may use this guide as a self-paced review of the classroom material or use our interactive web-based training (http://www.jlab.org/accel/RadCon/training.html). After reviewing the material, you must take the written exam and the practical factors exercise to obtain Radiation Worker I qualification.