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Nuclear Gauge Training
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This material has been prepared by OSU Radiation Safety to familiarize researchers with requirements and considerations in the use of soil moisture/density gauges and other portable gauges. In conjunction with the material presented in written form, OSU Radiation Safety personnel are available to answer any questions at:
The training program is in two parts: information on gauge use and storage, and a training section covering the US Department of Transportation requirements for transporting nuclear gauges over public roads.
Upon completion of the training material, a gauge user will take an exam and sign an acknowledgement form.
Completion of the training program and exam are required before a user is allowed to work with or transport a nuclear gauge. Refresher training must be completed at intervals not to exceed 3 years.
Additional Instructions for New Users
New users must also complete a State of Oregon approved training class. The 3 companies listed below offer approved online training for new users of portable nuclear density/moisture gauges. Make sure you select the correct course, it must include radiation safety training, and DOT hazmat shipper training for nuclear gauges:
http://www.atiinspectortraining.com/ “101 - Portable Nuclear Density/Moisture Gauge Use and Safety Training”
http://www.nucleargaugetraining-apnga.com/ “Online Nuclear Gauge Safety Class”
http://www.troxlerlabs.com/training/index.php “Nuclear Gauge Training plus Hazmat”
File a certificate of completion from one of the courses listed above with Radiation Safety,
Complete the OSU Orientation Acknowledgement Form and send to Radiation Safety.