Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials Transport Security
Argonne National Laboratory
September 11-15, 2017
Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials Transport Security Training Course focusing ontransport security of nuclear and other radioactive materials.
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The tuition for the training course is $1,800. Early registrants will receive a discounted rate for registering before August 11, 2017. Registration and payment must be received by August 25, 2017. Visit the registration page to register. Class size is limited to 24 participants.
What Does the Course Cover?
This course will help participants understand (1) international and U.S.- domestic requirements for security
during the transport of nuclear and other radioactive materials by all modes of transport and (2) the methodologies that can be used to satisfy those requirements.
The 2017 course will focus and emphasize international transport security, whereas the 2018 course will focus and emphasize U.S. domestic transport security.
Course highlights include the following:
- The need for transport security, fundamental security principles, and definitions
- Overview of international and U.S. domestic transport security requirements and recommendations and guidance from international and U.S. governmental organizations
- How to develop transport security systems by following a graded approach
- How to establish the rules of engagement for escort, guard force, and emergency response force personnel
- How to communicate with the public during emergencies
- How to develop transport security plans (TSPs) that satisfy regulatory
- Hands-on exercises involving TSPs, readiness review, and corrective actions
- Field exercise using the ARGUS remote monitoring system to track a mock shipment with “staged incidents”
Course activities will include lectures and discussions, in-class exercises and homework, tabletop and field exercises, facility tours, and a final exam. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the exam may be eligible for graduate-level college credit at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more information, see www.unr.edu/degrees/nuclear-packaging/certificate.
Faculty includes subject matter experts from the international community, federal and state agencies, national laboratories, academia, and industry.
Who Should Attend?
This course has been designed for DOE and its contractors and other
agency and industry personnel who are responsible for ensuring
the security of nuclear and other radioactive material during transport
within the United States and around
the world. Professionals who would
benefit from the course include
shippers, carriers, and receivers;
public relations personnel; logistics planners and brokers; regulators;
federal and state inspectors;
and guard, escort, and emergency
response personnel. The number of
participants is limited to 24.
Each attendee is responsible for making their own reservations and payments.
For those attendees who wish to stay on campus, we recommend accommodations provided by the Argonne Guest House.
Argonne Guest House
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue - Building 460
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: (800) 632-8990 or (630) 739-6000
Fax: (630) 739-1000
Another lodging option available off-campus and in close proximity to Argonne is Aloft Boilingbrook.
500 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (800) GO-ALOFT or (630) 410-6367
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