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This course is designed to enable workers to meet the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as specified by 49 CFR 172 Subpart H; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as specified by 10 CFR 71.5; and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Additional state and local regulations may apply to the transportation of radioactive material/hazardous waste. This course will not focus on those requirements because they may differ from state to state and from city to city; however, guidance will be provided to students in terms of how to investigate the regulations that are specific to their needs in this area. This course focuses on the specific regulations that need to be followed when shipping, packaging, and transporting radioactive materials.
Prerequisite: RPT-270: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Technology and Radiation Health Physics.
Advisory: It is strongly recommended that you do not take any of the Nuclear Engineering Technology and Radiation Protection area of study courses unless your math skills, up to and including derivatives and integrals, are current. Students are responsible for making sure that they have the necessary knowledge.