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University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC
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Basic Radiological Emergency Worker Training is an online course that covers six topics which includes both general and specific information an emergency worker needs in order to respond to a radiological incident. This training is intended for individuals who have an emergency response under county and state radiological plans. This includes a wide-range of personnel including, but not limited to bus drivers, school administrators, hospital and care facility workers, public works, police, fire, and ambulance personnel.
- Recall Nuclear Plant Safety, such as defense in dept
- Identify the emergency planning zone concept
- Describe the protective actions to ensure public safety
- State the four emergency classification levels
- Explain your role as a radiological emergency worker and when you are notified
- Recall the basics of radiation
- Describe what is in the emergency worker kit and how to wear and use dosimetry
- Explain the use of potassium iodide, such as who authorizes its use and when to take it
- Identify exposure reporting limits and what to do
- Recognize where to report to at the end of your shift
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