ERIC Number: ED395145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Command and Control. Radiological Transportation Emergencies Course. Revision Three.
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM.
This 12-section course is designed to explain the responsibilities of an incident commander at the scene of a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transportation incident. It was created for the U.S. Department of Energy WIPP located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, which receives radioactive shipments. The course has two purposes: (1) to provide first responders with the necessary knowledge to respond safely; to protect themselves, the public, and the environment; and (2) to describe the function of the Incident Command System, the Radiological Assistance Team procedures, and the TRUPACT-II (Transuranic Package Container) recovery methods. Section 1 is an introduction that defines WIPP oversight and mission and identifies TRU (transuranic) defense waste generating and storage sites. Each of sections 2-11 consists of a list of enabling objectives and informational material. Topics include the following: introduction to radiation, waste acceptance, transportation regulations, package design, emergency response, first responder actions, contamination control (decontamination), incident command system, radiological assistance team operations, and TRUPACT-II recovery. Section 12 contains these sample forms and checklists: incident command system matrix, fire and hazardous materials worksheet, decision matrix, field report, hazardous materials incident evaluation, and resource list. Appendixes include a glossary and a list of acronyms and abbreviations appearing in the text. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum, Emergency Programs, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Instructional Materials, Nuclear Technology, Pollution, Public Health, Radiation, Radiation Effects, Safety, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM.
Identifiers: Incident Reporting; Radioactive Wastes