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The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a 1.5-hour virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Well Logging” for regulatory staff from West African countries on May 25, 2021, and for East African/FSU countries on May 28, 2021. The seminar focused on the principles of well logging, the different techniques used for hydrocarbon prospection and radiation safety measures when using radioactive sources to measure porosity and density. Fifteen (15) regulatory staff from Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, The Republic of Congo and Senegal attended on the first date. Thirty-Two (32)...
On May 27, 2021, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar titled, “Introduction to Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Principles” for Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR) member countries. During this two-hour seminar, RSRP trainers covered the following topics: basic Radiation Physics concepts, the biological effects of radiation, considerations for developing regulatory limits, and basic radiation safety practices for protecting workers/public (external radiation safety controls and basic contamination controls). More than...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a 3-hour virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerator Inspections” for regulatory staff from West African countries on April 9, 2021. The seminar focused on performance-based inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA based on the clinical workflow. RSRP instructors also presented a review of checklists and inspections documentation. Twenty (20) regulatory staff from Cote D’Ivoire, Mauritania and Senegal attended the training.
During the week February 8, 2021, the NRC's Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) met virtually with the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan (NRSA) to upgrade its ARIS source registration and management software from ARIS v1.5 to ARIS v2.5. In addition to installing the latest software, the RSRP assisted in the transfer of NRSA's existing ARIS information to the new system and demonstrated the new software features, highlighting new user’s rights, reporting systems, a backup and restore system, an updated reporting system and several...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from Latin America countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 25-26, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA, based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Twenty-eight (28) regulatory staff from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay,...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from Former Soviet Union and Middle East countries and ANNuR members. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 23-24, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA, based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Thirty-five (35) regulatory staff from Georgia,...
During the week of February 15, 2021, the US NRC upgraded the ARIS source registration and management software from ARIS v2.2 to ARIS v2.5 and provided 3 days of ARIS training to ARSN staff. RSRP prepared training videos that were made available to ARSN staff on the RSRP website. In addition to installing the latest software, RSRP assisted in the transfer of existing information, provided an overview of the new version of ARIS, and demonstrated the new features, which include new user’s rights, backup and restore system, updated reporting system and several enhancements in the RASOD,...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from East Africa countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 18-19, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Twenty-three (23) regulatory staff from Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Rwanda and...
The U.S. NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on "Introduction to Authorizing/Licensing the Use of Radioactive Material" for East African countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 1.5-hour session on January 29, 2021. The seminar provided an overview of the general goals and requirements needed for the authorization or licensing of radioactive material as described in the NRC’s consolidated guidance on materials licenses (NUREG 1556 series). Twenty (20) regulatory staff from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda and Zambia...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on "Introduction to Authorizing/Licensing the Use of Radioactive Material" for West African countries. The seminar was conducted in a 1.5 hour session on January 22, 2021. The seminar provided an overview of the general goals and requirements for authorization/licensing the use of radioactive material as described in the NRC’s consolidated guidance on materials licenses (NUREG 1556 series). Twenty-four (24) regulatory staff from Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal and the Republic of Congo attended the...