CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights - December 2019

Dear CBRNe / HazMat professional,

Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: an introduction to radiation safety training; how hands-on scenarios can enhance radiological survey training; the diverse applications of radioisotopes in modern-day industry and a guide to the early history of radiological survey tools.

An Introduction to Radiation Safety Training

The creation of realistic, safe radiation safety training scenarios that replicate the invisible threat of radiation is a vital and ongoing challenge for radiation safety / protection advisers, CBRNe and HazMat instructors worldwide. These scenarios can take many forms - from safety management, to training exercises for the military or as a teaching aid for first responders. Most radiation detection equipment is fairly straightforward to use... Read more

How hands-on scenarios can enhance radiological survey training

Radiological surveying is an integral task in maintaining safety wherever quantities of ionizing radiation are in use, or where they are suspected to be present. Whether it is in the context of a military operation, emergency first response or an industrial setting, radiation safety personnel need to be equipped with the right tools to... Read more

The diverse applications of radioisotopes in modern-day industry

The ability to predict, recognise and identify the presence of potentially hazardous levels of ionising radiation in even the most "routine" of locations is a crucial skill when responding to HazMat or CBRNe incidents. While it is not always possible to know exactly which radiological hazards may be involved in any given situation... Read more

A guide to the early history of radiological survey tools

Portable hand-held radiological survey instruments provide first responders and radiation safety personnel with the means to accurately and consistently measure external or ambient ionising radiation fields in a diverse range of environments. In much the same way as a radio converts radio waves into sound, radiological detectors are able to employ a variety of physical effects in order to convert ionising radiation into a readable or audible... Read more

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