ERIC Number: ED035761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Experimental Guide for Personnel Training Requirements of Technicians in Future Food Irradiation Technology Industries. Final Report.
Stiles, Philip G.
With increasing requirements for food free from microbiological health hazards plus extended shelf life of refrigerated and nonrefrigerated foods, many persons will need fundamental training in irradiation techniques and methods of handling irradiated food. Special training needs and criteria for training were defined by conducting interviews with 69 persons knowledgeable in the work performed by technicians associated with food and radiation. Major conclusions were: (1) Some post-high school vocational or college training is needed, (2) Core training should include radiation technology, health physics and safety, food processing, food chemistry, and mathematics with supplementary courses in biological sciences, packaging and electronics, (3) On-the-job training should be a definite entity in the training program, (4) Technicians must demonstrate logical thinking ability, neatness, accuracy, and responsibility, (5) A 2-year curriculum offered through a technical college or community college appears to be the most feasible, and (6) Continued inservice education is recommended. The document includes sections relating to (1) personnel safety, (2) facilities, (3) a conference on training food irradiation technicians, (4) a Federal Drug Administration report, and (5) an appendix of resource materials. Sixteen course outlines are included. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Technicians, Conference Reports, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Food, Food Processing Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Preservation, Program Guides, Radiation, Radiation Biology, Resource Materials, Safety, Surveys, Technical Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.