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Updated June 2017

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

'NORM', or 'Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material' is an inevitable component in oil and gas production, and may appear as scale in pipes and tanks, or as Carbonate and Sulphate deposits. Apart from the penetrating ability of Gamma radiation, the primary hazard is through inhalation or ingestion and long term exposure to NORM can include a higher risk of cancer. Because of this, it is essential to follow specific and detailed procedures in order to restrict exposure to Ionising Radiation. This course will help you to identify different types of radiation and describe ways to protect yourself from it. We will also look at relevant legislation and waste management.

Approximate duration: 45 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • Identify what radiation is and how it can affect us
  • Recognising that there are different types of radiation
  • Protecting yourself from the effects of exposure to radiation
  • Legislation, monitoring and record keeping
  • Radioactive waste management

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