ERIC Number: ED310244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-11
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A Radiological Assessment Skills Training Program for the Radiation Worker at Shoreham Nuclear Power Station.
Engel, Leonard, Jr.
Radiation workers, by law, have the responsibility to maintain their exposure to radiation levels as low as possible. This responsibility has not been accepted. Instead, they have relied solely on the policing action of health physics (HP) technicians, thereby delegating their lawful responsibility. Continued overexposure in the U.S. nuclear power plants show that this method of protection does not work. A project was designed and implemented to provide training to 10 Shoreham Nuclear Power Station radiation workers to enable them to monitor their own dose, identify changing conditions, and fulfill their responsiblity for self-limitation of exposure. A training plan was developed using the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations Training Systems Design, a process involving DACUM analysis, design of enabling objectives, development of instructional activities corresponding to instructional events described by Gagne (l985), training program implementation, and evaluation. The method of instruction was an illustrated talk with demonstration and student practice. The talk and practice were in three parts in the order of the likelihood of hazard: radiation, contamination, and airborne assessment. Identification for each hazard was practiced separately in the lesson, which was followed by laboratory practice where the trainer performed hazard assessment for all three radiological conditions existing at the same time in a mock-up work area. Formative evaluation techniques, including two small group trials and pilot test, resulted in improved mock-up training scenarios. One hundred percent mastery was required and attained by the trainees. (The report contains 20 appendices of project materials and a 19-item bibliography.) (NLL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Formative Evaluation, Hazardous Materials, Instructional Development, Job Analysis, Job Training, Legal Responsibility, Nuclear Power Plant Technicians, Nuclear Power Plants, Occupational Safety and Health, Program Evaluation, Radiation, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Task Analysis, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
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