As a dedicated leader in the safety and training industry, Danatec by Yardstick Training is happy to announce the launch of three Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) courses.
The three courses made available to learners vary in length and allow for the most comprehensive learning experience based on each individual participant’s needs.
Danatec by Yardstick Training remains committed to providing online training designed to protect employers and employees in Canada.
What is NORM?
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials training teaches participants about long-lived radioactive elements of interest including uranium, thorium, and potassium, as well as any of their radioactive decay products, such as radium and radon.
The concentration of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials may increase to higher concentrations as the result of human activities. Following NORM training course participants will understand how the processing of raw materials by resource-based industries may increase the concentration of radioactive substances to levels where special precautions are needed to safely deal with those materials.
Under Canadian Provincial Radiation Protection Acts and Occupational Health and Safety laws employers must provide workers information related to potential hazards in the workplace, including exposure to NORM. Employers must identify their employees responsibilities, type of radiation exposure, protection principles, detection devices, as well as any associated NORM health hazards.
Several industries are susceptible to elevated NORM concentrations. These industries include, but are not limited to:
Danatec by Yardstick Training offers three versions of Norm Training: NORM Awareness Online Training, NORM Worker Online Training and Advanced NORM Online Training. Each course varies in length and scope.
Why is it Important to have NORM Training?
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material training is designed to protect employers and employees who may come into contact with potentially hazardous materials in their workplace.
After completing Danatec by Yardstick Training’s Advanced NORM Online Training, learners will:
The Advanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Training is comprised of three modules, designed to ensure participants are knowledgeable about NORM principles and safety procedures.
Module 1 is the NORM Awareness Training where the learner is provided a basic overview of what NORM is, its hazards, and how to protect themselves.
Module 2 is the NORM Worker Training, which covers basic safe work practices, including what PPE to use and what procedures should be implemented.
Module 3 informs the learner how to manage NORM. Detection equipment, PPE requirements, procedures, transportation, and waste management are addressed.
After completing the NORM Worker Online Training, learners will know:
After completing NORM Awareness Online Training, learners will:
Danatec by Yardstick Training is proud to partner with ALARA Consultants Inc. to provide industry leading online naturally occurring radioactive materials training designed to protect employers and employees in Canada.
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