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Oregon Radon Measurement Course

05/01/2017 - 7:30am

05/01/2017 - 5:30pm

Portland State Office Building - 800 NE Oregon St Portland, OR 97232

05/01/2017 7:30 am
05/01/2017 5:30 pm

The Western Regional Radon Training Center (WRRTC), housed at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is offering two radon courses (measurement and mitigation) to be hosted by Oregon Health Authority in Portland, Oregon, the week of May 1, 2017.

The WRRTC was established by the US EPA in the early 1990’s as a result of the Indoor Radon Abatement Act, passed by Congress in 1988. It has been housed at the University of Colorado (UCCS) since 1995. It is responsible for teaching radon-related classes in the western United States. The two classes that are being offered are (1) a Radon Measurement Class and (2) a Radon Mitigation Class.

The Radon Measurement Class is 16 hours long and is on Monday and Tuesday, May 1 and 2, starting at 7:30 AM on Monday. On late Tuesday afternoon, approximately 3:45 PM, those students who are interested in certification by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) will be able to take the necessary exam. This certification is nationally recognized by almost all states. The topics covered in this class include radiation, health effects, radon entry mechanisms, proper testing protocols, testing devices, quality assurance/quality control and an introduction to mitigation of homes. The instructor for this course is Dr. James F. Burkhart, a physics professor at UCCS, the director of a working radon measurement lab and an internationally recognized scholar in research in radon-related topics. Dr. Burkhart holds many teaching honors from the University and has been awarded the President’s Award and the Nexus Award from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists for his research and public service work in radon.

For more information go to Oregon Health Authorities Radon Training page.