The training for specialists of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) under the Inventory Project was postponed because of the quarantine in Ukraine caused by the spread of COVID-19.
The training course “Development of Practical Skills for Inventory of Radiation Sources in Actual Conditions of Their Use” is preliminary scheduled to be held this autumn.
The training of personnel involved in inspection is one of the six stages within the joint project of the SSTC NRS and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, which is implemented with support of the U.S. Department of State and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC).
The training program is divided into four modules, containing both theoretical and practical sessions. In particular, the sessions cover types of sealed radiation sources and their industrial and medical applications, best world practices of inventory and measurements, radiation safety, individual protection of employees, methods and means for decontamination of individual protection means and equipment, types of transport containers and necessary protection for radiation sources, methods of physical inventory, etc.
The knowledge and skills gained in the training course will be practiced through exercises in field conditions to take the inventory according to the scenario.
The program to train specialists for radiation source inventory was developed individually and tailored to specific conditions, including the needs of project participants. An organization selected by competition will be responsible for the training course. This organization is required to have sufficient experience in the review of licensing documents and regulatory requirements, as well as in training and providing research services for both the U.S. government and nuclear regulators in other countries.
Accordingt to SSTC NRS.