Course Director: Dr. Tom Johnson, Ph.D., CHP, CLSO
Supporting Instructor: Dr. Fred Harmon
Instructor Contact Information:
Phone: (970) 491-0563
1). American National Standards Institute ANSI Z136.1 "Safe Use of Lasers"
2). American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ANSI/IEEE C95.1 "IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz"
3). Introduction to Health Physics, 3rd Ed, Herman Cember, McGraw Hill
Required References (Available through the CSU library electronically or online):
1). EMF Questions and Answers, NIEHS, June 2002 (http://www.epri.com/emf/EMF_InfoPacket_2005.html)
2). ICNIRP (1997) Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Broad-Band Incoherent Optical Radiation (0.38 to 3 Ám). Health Physics 73, 539-554.
3). ICNIRP (2006) ICNIRP Statement On Far Infrared Radiation Exposure
4). ICNIRP (2004) Guidelines on Limits of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation of Wavelengths between 180 nm and 400 nm (Incoherent optical radiation). Health Physics, 73, 172-186.
1.) Laser Safety by Roy Henderson, Karl Schulmeister ISBN: 0750308591
2.) American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ANSI/IEEE C95.3
Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Fields-Radiofrequency and Microwave
3.) ACGIH TLV booklet
Upon the completion of the course, students will be able to:
(a) Use knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences to determine exposure limits to all types of non-ionizing radiation
(b) Design and conduct experiments that will result in the accurate characterization of non-ionizing exposures, and interpret the results of these surveys
(c) Design a program to meet safety requirements for workers exposed to non-ionizing radiation
(d) Solve problems from specific non-ionizing sources by applying scientific techniques
(e) Understand the ethical problems facing a safety professional and ethical solutions
(f) Discuss contemporary issues with non-ionizing radiation
|Week 1||Broadband Light||Reference 2 & 3||Johnson|
|Week2||Broadband Light||Reference 2 & 3||Johnson|
|Week 3||Medical, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ultrasound||Handouts||Harmon|
|Review and Quiz 1|
|Week 4||Ultra Violet Light||Reference 4||Johnson|
|Week 6||Radiofrequency / Microwave sources and safety||Text 3, chapter 14, and Text 2||Johnson|
|Week 7||Radiofrequency / Microwave calculations||Text 3, chapter 14, and Text 2||Johnson|
|Week 8||Radiofrequency / Microwave biological effects||
|Week 10||Review and Quiz 3||Johnson|
|Week 11||Lasers, continuous wave||Text 1||Johnson|
|Week 12||Lasers, pulsed||Text 1||Johnson|
Cheating will not be tolerated. The first time you are caught cheating you will get a ZERO for the task (exam, quiz, plagiarism on a paper or any other task). Integrity is the cornerstone of all health physics and any infraction, however slight, is not excusable for any reason. If another is found to be complicit in cheating, they too will receive a zero. If you are discovered to be cheating a second time you will receive a failing grade for the class. The Course Director will make the determination if a student has been cheating.
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-7038
Fax: (970) 491-2940