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MARSAME Training

Accredited continuing education course on the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment

Radiation survey worker

Introduction

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual (MARSAME) is a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM 2002). MARSAME provides technical information on approaches for planning, implementing, assessing, and documenting surveys to determine proper disposition of materials and equipment (M&E). ORAU conducts this four-day course to familiarize individuals with the theory and implementation of the MARSAME manual. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 24 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course.

Training dates

Course description

This four-day training course focuses on the methodology and practical application of the MARSAME standard. This standard supplements the MARSSIM manual that has become the basis for real property final status surveys. The objective of the course is to provide attendees with a solid understanding of the MARSAME standard, practice through exercises, and provide practical information related to its implementation.

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals responsible for the design and execution of surveys for the release of materials and equipment from facilities that handle, or previously handled, radioactive materials. Individuals who would attend this course include health physicists, project managers, and those providing oversight of the process such as regulatory personnel. A basic familiarity with MARSSIM methodology and/or terminology is helpful, but not required.

Cost

$1,595 — The tuition includes the full cost of training, books and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

If you are interested in having this course delivered at your site, please contact Tonya Bernhardt at (865) 241-6620.

Tentative course schedule

Monday
8:00 AM Welcome, Registration, Orientation and Photo 
8:45 AM COURSE INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
9:15 AM MARSSIM OVERVIEW AND REVIEW
10:15 AM INTRODUCTION TO MARSAME 
1:00 PM INITIAL ASSESSMENT: PRELIMINARY SURVEYS
1:45 PM Class Exercise #1: Preliminary Surveys
3:00 PM ACTION LEVELS
Tuesday
8:00 AM Class Exercise #2: Action Levels
9:30 AM MEASUREMENT QUALITY OBJECTIVES 
10:30 AM DETECTION SENSITIVITY OF SURVEY INSTRUMENTATION
  INSTRUMENTATION
1:00 PM DETECTION SENSITIVITY (continued)
2:00 PM Class Exercise #3: Detection Sensitivity
3:15 PM MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY
Wednesday
8:00 AM SURVEY APPROACHES AND CONSIDERATIONS
9:00 AM SURVEY PLANS
9:30 AM Class Exercises #4 and #5: Survey Approaches and Survey Plans
1:00 PM IMPLEMENTING THE SURVEY
2:00 PM DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENT
2:30 PM Class Exercise #6: Evaluating Example Data Sets
Thursday
8:00 AM RELEASE AND CLEARANCE PLAN
10:00 AM COURSE SUMMARY 
11:00 AM Course Critique and Adjourn

For more information or assistance, please contact:

Registrar
ORAU Professional Training Programs
Phone: 865.576.3576
Fax: 865.241.9152

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