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Nuclear Gauge Training

 Introduction

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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:

541-737-2227

RadiationSafety@oregonstate.edu

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.