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Training

Courses

ARS has provided NORM training services to the oil and gas industry since 1993 and offers a variety of training and can design and instruct site specific training to meet any need you may have.

4-Hour NORM Worker and Awareness Course

This course meets State and Federal requirements for the instruction of personnel working with radioactive materials, or frequenting areas where these materials are stored or utilized. It provides essential knowledge that workers need to understand their risk when working with NORM and the precautions they need to take.

8-Hour NORM Surveyor Course

This State accepted course provides the student with the knowledge and abilities to perform NORM surveys. The course meets the various State and Federal instruction requirements for employees working with and surveying for radioactive materials, and contains all topics covered in the NORM Worker and Awareness Course. Text books, a practical session surveying for NORM and the use of survey instruments are included.

16-Hour NORM Supervisor Course

This two day course is designed for the supervisor of personnel working with NORM or frequenting areas where NORM is stored. The course includes an extensive NORM surveying practical session and a written examination. Certification as both a NORM Surveyor and Supervisor will be granted upon successful completion of the course. Text books and the use of survey instruments are included.

8-Hour NORM Radiation Safety Officer Refresher Course

An 8-hour Refresher course for NORM Radiation Safety Officers is available to meet the annual training requirements of an RSO for Specific Licensees of for an update of new regulations and concerns for RSOs desiring refresher training.

40-Hour NORM Radiation Safety Officer

This 40-hour course is designed to provide personnel the detailed knowledge and practical abilities to implement and monitor a NORM Radiation Protection Program. All topics covered in the NORM Worker, NORM Surveyor and NORM Supervisor course are included. The course covers all aspects of NORM Radiation Protection and NORM Waste Management Programs and addresses potential problems and solutions. A NORM surveying practical session and a written examination are required for course completion. Certificates as a NORM Surveyor and Radiation Safety Officer are issued upon successful completion of the course.

USDOT Training

The United States Department of Transportation requires that personnel preparing and offering hazardous materials for transportation be trained and qualified. ARS offers customized training designed to meet your facility needs. Training times may vary dependent upon requirements.

OSHA HAZWOPER Training

ARS offers a variety of training as described in Title 29 CFR 1910.120. This training is required for personnel involved in facility emergency response, remediation workers on “clean-up” sites or those designated to lead in the Incident Command role.

 

Customized Training Packages Available:

  • Level I - Four hour training awareness
  • Level II - Eight hour training for first responders
  • Level III - Twenty four hour training for hazmat team responders
  • 8-hour Incident Command Training
  • 24-hour HAZWOPER Training for workers incidental to the site
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Training for onsite worker

Instructor

Jeffrey P. Ambrose, CHP

Mr. Ambrose has thirty-four years of experience as a Health Physicist, Radiological Engineer, and Radiation Safety Officer. He has worked with Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material since 1991. He is a Certified Health Physicist with a Master’s degree in Health Physics.

Mr. Ambrose is the Corporate Radiation Safety Officer for ARS and is responsible for four specific licenses; one of broad scope for the ARS analytical laboratory in Port Allen, LA, the second a Decontamination and Decommissioning license in LA, a third Decontamination and Decommissioning license with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the fourth for the ARS facility in New Mexico. Mr. Ambrose began his working with NORM in 1991 at uranium mills in the western United States.