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Introduction to NORM

This half-day program is designed to ensure oil and gas personnel are aware of what a Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) is, what its health and safety effects, and what practices may be used to deal with it effectively. Emphasis is placed on detecting radiation, decontamination, safe work practices and dealing with waste materials, all using the guiding principle of reduce radiation to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).







Certification, valid for three years.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand what radiation is, its characteristics, and its health effects
  • Explain what a Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) is, where workers may find it in oil and gas production
  • Describe how to detect and measure radiation and NORM in the workplace
  • Illustrate effective practices for working safely near in areas where NORMs may occur
  • Understand how to safely decontaminate areas and equipment where NORMs have concentrated, and effectively dispose of NORM-contaminated waste


The competencies of this program are tested and measured through 100% participation of the learning objectives. Participants must achieve a minimum 70% pass mark on a written competency exam.

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Please Note:
  • Courses are subject to change without notice.
  • Availability is based on a first come first served basis.
  • Please register by phone, fax or email.
  • Lunches are extra at $16.50 for selected courses. 
  • Minimum class size must be reached or class is cancelled.

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