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Nuclear Grade Services Regulatory Training Services

WMG's Regulatory Training Services satisfies the training requirements established in IE Bulletin 79-19 and 49 CFR 172, Subpart H.

The Problem

In 1979 the NRC became concerned over, what they referred to as “…serious and repeated disregard for rules governing the shipments of low-level radioactive wastes…” They responded by issuing IE Bulletin 79-19 and requiring licensees to…

“Provide training and periodic retraining in the DOT and NRC regulatory requirements, the waste burial license requirements, and in [the Site’s] operating procedures for all personnel involved in the transfer, packaging and transport of radioactive materials.”

In addition to 79-19, 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H has clearly established training/periodic retraining cycles as being once every three years for DOT/NRC and every two years for IATA.

The Solution

WMG offers a series of structured regulatory training courses, prepared and delivered by experienced personnel. Our courses completely satisfy the regulatory training requirements established by NRC IE Bulletin 79-19 and 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H. Many of our courses are accredited that offer Continuing Education Credits (CEC). Of significant importance is WMG’s ability to customize its curriculums in order to address a Client’s particular training requirement, need and/or situation. This includes adding such features as integrating the Client’s existing procedures into the course program. Our courses can be taught at the Client’s facility, or routinely taught at our home office in Peekskill, New York and when needed, at regional locations.

Compliant Course Material

WMG training courses satisfy the regulatory training requirements listed below. Courses are comprehensive, structured and easily customized to include client specific requirements.

  • NRC Bulletin 79-19
  • 49 CFR 172.704 for HAZMAT Employees
  • IATA Dangerous Good Regulations

Our courses also address the “general awareness” and “function specific” requirements as established in 49 CFR Part 172.704.

Customized Courses

Of significant importance is WMG’s flexibility to customize our courses to integrate Client specific requirements. These kinds of course adjustments and customizations are routinely requested and easily accommodated.

AAHP Course Accreditation

Certain WMG courses are approved by the America Association of Health Physics (AAHP) for Continuing Education Credits (CEC).

Course Materials

WMG has been training industry technicians and professionals for over 30 years. Each course is delivered to the student by seasoned and

highly experienced shippers. Our courses, both standard and customized, are comprehensive, structured and meet the training requirements established by regulatory authority.

Exams & Certifications

Course completion and Certification is accomplished by obtaining a passing score on the written exam. Each successful participant receives a Certification

stating their training meets the requirements of 49 CFR 172, Subpart H, NRC IE Notice 79-19, and where applicable, WMG‘s computer software.

WMG Courses Meet Regulatory Training Requirements

WMG courses satisfy all regulatory training requirements. They are comprehensive and delivered by highly experienced shippers. Of significant importance is our flexibility to customize course content by integrating the client’s specific requirements. A service consideration of this type is performed for our clients routinely.

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL COURSE RC-152: Basic Regulatory Awareness

A two-day basic introductory level course designed for personnel who have little or no previous exposure to regulations or WMG’s software. The attendee is taught a fundamental knowledge of relevant USDOT and USNRC regulations that govern transportation and disposal of radioactive materials. The course material is presented through a series of topical lectures, hands-on functional exercises and class participation. One and three-day variations of this course are also available.

Prerequisites: None

Course Accreditation: None

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSE RC-102: Use of WMG Computer Programs and Regulatory Compliance

A comprehensive four-day course for technicians, engineers, QA auditors, and supervisors who regularly use or audit RADMAN™ computer programs. Students receive a broad understanding of the computer program purpose, basis, structure, and operations as it pertains to relevant regulations and guidelines. Students are presented with a series of topical lectures, structured hands-on function exercise and extensive “keyboard time,” creating typical packages of varying DOT types and waste classes.

Prerequisites: Students should have a basic knowledge of the regulations.

Course Accreditation: 16 CECs. 32 CECs if taken concurrently with RC-300.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSE RC-300: Transportation of Radioactive Material by Air

This course covers the transportation of radioactive material by aircraft in compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. This training is required for those who ship radioactive or other dangerous goods via Federal Express or other airborne common carriers.

Prerequisites: None. However, should be taken concurrent with RC-102.

Course Accreditation: 32 CEC’s of taken concurrently with RC-102. None, if taken as an individual course.

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE RC-130: 10 CFR Part 61 Regulatory Compliance

A two-day course designed for Radwaste and Chemistry individuals responsible for 10 CFR 61 sample database management. QA auditors/inspectors performing oversight functions for the stations 10 CFR 61 Compliance Program also benefit by taking this course. The course covers the methodologies for defining waste streams, sampling protocols, frequency requirements, and implementation of updated data.

Prerequisites: Should be taken concurrent with RC-102.

Course Accreditation: 16 CECs

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE RC-1000: RADMAN™ Certification

This intense five-day course is for personnel who regularly perform, evaluate, or supervise radioactive material activities using WMG computer programs. The course emphasizes application of the RADMAN™ software, considering its technical basis, structure and the advanced operation features. Students who successfully complete this course are certified as RADMAN™ Operators.

Prerequisites: RC-102

Course Accreditation: No