Radiation Safety: Bioeffects, Protection and Standards & Radiation Detection

Fee:None
Length: 25 minutes
Description:This presentation by Nelson Couch, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, Triangle Health & Safety, Inc. gives you an overview of radiation detection, bioeffects, protection and standards.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Nelson Couch, Ph.D., CIH, CSP

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
4.2. Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.

References

Nuclear Weapons:
http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/index.html

NATO handbook on the medical aspects of NBC defensive operations: Part I - Nuclear:
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/doctrine/dod/fm8-9/1toc.htm

"Terrorism Project: What if the Terrorist go Nuclear?":
http://www.cdi.org/terrorism/nuclear.php

Medical Management of Radiological Casualties, Dec 1999, 1st edition. The "Yellow Book."
http://www.nbc-med.org

EPA Radiation Site:
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/index.html

NRC Site:
http://www.nrc.gov

Depleted Uranium:
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/
http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library/

NATO Handbook on the Medical Aspects of NBC Defensive Operations, AFJMAN 44-151
http://www.vnh.org/MedAspNBCDef/toc.htm

Medical NBC Battlebook, USACHPPM Tech Guide 244
(click on tech guides in the publications box, right side of home page, then scroll down to TG 244)
http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study. Focuses mostly on command and control rather than clinical issues:
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/ertss.pdf

Medical Management of Radiological Casualties, Dec 1999, 1st edition. The "Yellow Book."
http://www.nbc-med.org

Federation of American Scientists web site:
http://www.fas.org

"Radiation Safety Training Manual", an online text:
http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/rpa/pet/RadTraining/RadTrainMan.shtml

Manhattan Project: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Stephane Groueff
Day of Trinity, by Lansing Lamont
Enola Gay, by Gordon Thomas (ISBN: 0671429280)
The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb, by Anthony Brown (ISBN: 0440577284)
No High Ground, by Fletcher Knebel
Time Bomb, by Malcolm C. MacPherson (ISBN: 0425104230)
Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project, by Leslie R. Groves (ISBN: 0306801892)
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes (ISBN: 0671441337)
Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, by Richard Rhodes (ISBN: 068480400X)
Saddam's Bombmaker, by Khidhir Hamza (ISBN: 0743211359)
Stalin and the Bomb, by David Holloway, (ISBN: 0300066643)
The Last War, by H. G. Wells, (ISBN: 080329820X)
The Fifth Horseman, by Larry Collins

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