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Health Physics Training

Guest researchers planning to participate in experiments using neutron beams and other radiation sources at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, are required to complete the Radiation Safety training program conducted by NIST Health Physics.

The Radiation Safety training program consists of a 45 minute facility safety tour, a 3-5 hour computer based training session which includes quizzes for each training subject area, and a discussion/review session with an NCNR Health Physicist. This training program provides the information needed to work safely and to comply with NRC license and NCNR procedural requirements.

The computer based portion of the Radiation Safety training program can be taken online using the NCNR-IMS system. NCNR transitioned to web-based Radiation Safety Training. Once you have logged into your IMS account, go to the "User Activities" menu and click "Online Radiation Safety Training" to begin this training. The NCNR-IMS system is available by going here. You can complete the web based training in advance of your visit to NIST/NCNR. This approach reduces the time you spend at NIST in becoming authorized to participate in neutron beam experiments.

Also note that guest researchers and other visitors to the NCNR must coordinate their initial training. For more information, email your request to Frank Scarano.

If you have any questions about the Radiation Safety training, or about health physics practices at NIST, please contact Dave Brown, (301) 975-5810.

Last modified 15-January-2014 by website owner: NCNR (attn: Przemek Klosowski)