The Nuclear Power Plant Worker program is designed for CCLs involved in the maintenance and shutdown activities at nuclear power plants or whose job assignments involve unescorted entry into areas controlled for radiological purposes. This program is divided into nine topics, which focus on the theory, basic radiological fundamentals, and terms CCLs must know to work safely around radiological hazards.

Topics Covered

  • Radiation Fundamentals and Units of Measurement
  • Sources of Radiation Exposure
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure
  • Radiation Protection Methods
  • Radiological Posting and Entry Requirements
  • Radiation Detection Equipment and Personal Dosimetry
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Quality Assurance and Security, Fitness for Duty, and Construction Safety