Radiation Safety Officer Training Course – Fixed Gauge Emphasis – La Porte, Texas

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The fee for this course is $1550.

There are no more courses scheduled for this year.

This is our standard 40-hour Radiation Safety Officer training course that has been slightly modified for the benefit of Fixed Gauge users.

The course will be held at the facilities of Endress+Hauser in La Porte, Texas.

Endress+Hauser (Endress and Hauser) is a Swiss-based instrumentation and process automation company. Endress+Hauser operates in the instrumentation market with offices around the world, producing instruments measuring level, flow, pressure, and temperature. They produce a range of analytical instrumentation measuring variables in water quality, such as pH/ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. The company also produces a range of instrumentation designed for use in dangerous environments and extreme conditions. Endress+Hauser is recognized as a leading supplier of industrial measurement and automation equipment, providing services and solutions for industrial processes all over the world.

La Porte is within the Bay Area of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

The course is designed to provide the technical and practical information needed to prepare a person to be an effective radiation safety officer. It will also be useful as general introductory training for anyone who works with radioactive materials or who may be required to be an alternate radiation safety officer.

Topics to be covered include atomic structure, properties of ionizing radiation, shielding, radiation and biological effects of radiation exposure, radiation detection and measurement, state and federal regulations, dosimetry, emergency procedures, records/documentation and transportation regulations. The course outline is available below in PDF format.

Registration: You can register online, via fax or by telephone. If you choose to register online, please see the link next to the dates you are interested in attending.


Endress+Hauser Gulf Coast Calibration & Service Center
10057 Porter Road, Suite 100
La Porte, TX  77571

Suggested Accommodations:

Hampton Inn, Deer Park TX. Phone: 281-930-9091
Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites TX. Phone: 281-476-1900
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Deerpark TX. Phone: 281-476-5300

Continuing Education Units: The course is approved for Continuing Units by the American Academy of Health Physics, The American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. For the American Academy of Health Physics, the units granted are 32 C.E. Units, for the ASRT, it is 30.5 units and for the ABIH, it is 4.5 CM points. We will apply for Continuing Education Credits from other organizations if you will contact us at least 45 days prior to taking the course. Approval from other organizations is usually easy to get but some require that application be made prior to the course.

If you would like to receive a course outline by fax, please call us or see the Outline in PDF format.

Is this course what I need to become a Radiation Safety Officer? We are often asked a question similar to the following. “Does your Radiation Safety Officer course fulfill the training requirements of my state for becoming an RSO?” In many cases it will, but for reasons that will be explained below, there is no simple answer to this question.

The responsibilities of a Radiation Safety Officer vary enormously from very slight as in the case of a business with one or two sealed sources, to a hospital that uses x-rays and nuclear medicine for treatment of patients. Obviously the training requirements of the latter will be far greater than for the former. The best source of information about training requirements for a particular case will be the regulatory agency that oversees your organization. In general, the regulatory agencies look at education and experience as well as considering short training courses such as ours. Also, the training requirements are not uniform in the various states.

It is also important to note that the federal government and most states do not review, approve or evaluate radiation safety courses. However, the state of New Mexico does have a approved list and our course has been approved by the State of New Mexico. Perhaps the best way to evaluate a Radiation Safety Officer course is to consider the qualifications of the instructors and also recommendations from those who have previously attended the course. Our instructors are well qualified and have either Certification as a Health Physicist or have an advanced degree in that or a closely related field. Nevada Technical Associates, Inc., has been offering this course for 12 years.

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