Purpose: To provide commissioned officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, enlisted personnel, and Department of the Army (DA)/Department of Defense (DoD) civilians with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the duties of as a Garrison (Level 3) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) In Accordance With (IAW) DA PAM 385-24 and AR 385-10.
Scope: This course presents formal training in radiation safety and radiation safety program management. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth knowledge of fundamentals of radiation, radiation detection instrumentation, radiation safety, shipping and disposal of radioactive material, identification of radioactive material and radioactive commodities, installation radiation safety program management, radiological emergency response, and laser/radiofrequency safety.
Prerequisites: Prior to reporting to this course, each student must have a working knowledge of basic mathematics/algebra and know how to use a scientific calculator. Active or Reserve Component Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel, either commissioned, warrant, or enlisted, assigned or anticipating selection for assignment to a duty position involving radiological safety may attend this course. Civilian personnel assigned or anticipating assignment as a RSO up to garrison level are eligible for this course. Personnel must have graduated Basic Radiological Safety Course (4J-F2/494-F9) prior to attending the course.
Special Information: Pregnant individuals shall follow the procedures outlined in DA PAM 385-25. A Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), which includes the USACBRNS Health Physics Manager, will provide instructions regarding prenatal exposure risks and concerns to the developing embryo or fetus to females occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. Refer to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulatory Guide 8.13 for further information. To declare pregnancy, the individual will voluntarily provide the RSO a written statement that is dated, signed, and contains the following information: [“I hereby make notification that I am occupationally exposed to radiation in the course of my job duties, and that I am now pregnant. My estimated date of conception is (only month and year is needed). I understand that by declaring my pregnancy, my occupational exposure to ionizing radiation will be controlled as prescribed in DA PAM 385-24.”]. The RSO shall notify the U.S. Army Dosimetry Center (USADC) and provide a copy of the declaration to the USACBRNS Health Physics Manager. The Health Physics Manager shall keep a copy of the declaration for the duration of the pregnancy. A declared pregnant individual may revoke the declaration at any time. The revocation will be in writing, and maintained by the RSO.
Foreign Disclosure: FD2 – This training product has been reviewed has been reviewed by the training developers in coordination with the USACBRNS foreign disclosure representative and MSCoE foreign disclosure officer. This training product can be used to instruct international military students when the country meets certain criteria. Specific requirements that each country must meet: (a) Must purchase equipment through Foreign Military Sales (FMS); AN/DR-2, AN/PDR-77, AN/UDR-13/14. (b) Must be a member of a specific group or coalition: Australia, Canada, Germany, Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom. (c) Must have an accepted clearance (must be authorized under an identified general security agreement with the U.S.). (d) May not attend FD3; 031-RAB01, 031-RAD01, 031-RAD03, 031-RAF01, 031-RAF02, and 031-RAG03 lesson plans.