Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide all 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 as a Local (Level 2) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) In Accordance With (IAW) DA PAM 385-24.
Scope: This course teaches the fundamentals of radiological safety, principles for ionizing radiation, storage, handling, transportation, disposal, reporting, and control.
Prerequisites: Active or reserve component: commissioned officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, enlisted personnel, and DA/DOD civilians required to perform the duties as a Local Radiation Safety Officer (LRSO) IAW DA PAM 385-24.
Special Information: Pregnant individuals shall follow the procedures outlined in DA PAM 385-25. A 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 normal 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 US 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 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 specific criteria. Specific requirement(s) that each country must meet: must purchase equipment through Foreign Military Sales (FMS); AN/VDR-2, AN/PDR-77, AN/UDR-13/14; must be a member of a specific group or coalition: Australia, Canada, Germany, Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom; must have an accepted clearance (must be authorized under an identified general security agreement with the US); may not attend FD3; 031-RDA05, 031-RDB01, 031-RDB02, 031-RDB03, 031-RDC02, 031- RDC03, 031-RDD02, and 031-RDD03 lesson plans.