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Achieving ALARA Goals

Motivating Performance for Achieving ALARA GoalsWith the Carrot or the Stick? A paper published in Nuclear News, American Nuclear Society, July 2005 (6 pages).

HAZMAT Training

Radiation Safety for Operators of Lead Paint Analyzers and Shipment of Radioactive Instruments and Articles (HAZMAT). An 8-hour class presented to Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation, Baltimore, MD. April 13, 2007 (included a 98 page manual).

Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, Radiation Safety at American Electric Power Facilities, and DOT HAZMAT Requirements for Shipping and Receiving AEP Gauges. Two and one half days of training presented for American Electric Power (coal burning power plants) at the Cheshire Plant, Cheshire, Ohio, November 7 - 9, 2006 (included a 350 page training manual).

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Industrial Radiography

Industrial Radiographer – Annual Refresher Training. An 8-hour class presented to 10 industrial radiographers at the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen, MD. July 19, 2013. Included a manual of 170 pages.

Industrial Radiographer Annual Refresher Training. An 8-hour class presented for 9 radiographers at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen, MD. July 17, 2012. Included a manual of 155 pages.

Industrial Radiographer Annual Refresher Training. An 8-hour class presented for 10 radiographers at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen, MD. July 19, 2011. Included a manual of 155 pages.

Industrial Radiographer Annual Refresher Training. An 8-hour class presented to six radiographers at the Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, February 24, 2010 (included a manual of 160 pages).

How to Conduct Audits and Prepare for Inspections of Industrial X-ray and Radiography Facilities. A 2-hour Professional Enrichment Program class presented to about 30 attendees on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Pittsburgh, PA (included a handout of over 100 pages).

Auditing Industrial Radiography Facilities – How to Prepare for Inspections. An 8-hour workshop presented with Garry Balestracci (Certified Industrial Radiographer) for the American Academy of Health Physics, at the Midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Oakland, CA, January 26, 2008 (included a manual of over 280 pages).

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Inspection and Safety of X-ray Machines

Non-routine Nuclear Gauge Maintenance and Analytical X-ray Safety Training to Meet Nebraska Requirements for Omaha Public Power District, North Omaha Power Station and Nebraska City Power Station. A 3.5 day class presented to 15 workers on April 28 – May 1, 2015, Included a manual of 492 pages.

Template for State Registration of X-ray Machines – Prepared for Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Dublin, CA with pertinent information for registration in all states. April 15, 2015.

Safety for Portable X-ray Equipment. A 4-hour class presented to 15 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the Engineering Research Facility, Quantico, VA. April 9, 2015. Included a handout of 76 pages.

Nuclear Gauge and XRF Operator Training. A 16 – hour class presented to 20 employees of American Electric Power at their Conesville Power Plant, Conesville, OH. July 23 - 24, 2014. Included a training manual of over 700 pages.

X-ray Safety Training for Operators of X-ray Fluorescence Analyzers at the Chevron –Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 133 PowerPoint slides with Presentation notes and about 200 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA. June 10, 2014.

Training for Operators of Portable Nuclear Gauges, XRF and PMI at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 167 PowerPoint slides with Presentation notes and about 300 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, May 16, 2014.

X-ray Measurements for Cabinet X-ray Systems. A four-hour class for 12 technical staff of Smiths Detection, Edgewood, MD. May 1, 2014. Included a manual of 78 pages.

Radiation Safety Awareness Training for Fixed and Portable Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Devices at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 78 PowerPoint slides with presentation notes and about 80 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, April 16, 2014.

Radiation and X-ray Safety Training for Sales and Service Providers. An 8-hour class presented to 18 staff of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., at Key Largo, FL March 5, 2014. Included a manual of over 175 pages.

X-ray Safety Program for Operation of XR200 X-ray Systems. Report prepared for Jacobs Technology ASG, PEO Soldier, Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment (PM SPIE), Technical Management Directorate, 9102 Iry Road, Bldg. 1971, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. December 27, 2013. 29 pages.

X-ray Safety Program Audit for Jacobs Technology ASG, PEO Soldier, Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment (PM SPIE), Technical Management Directorate, 9102 Iry Road, Bldg. 1971, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. November 27, 2013, 23 pages.

X-ray Safety Training for Operators of the NITON XL3t, Positive Material Identifier (PMI). A 20 - hour class to meet Nebraska regulations. Presented to staff of 3 at Koch Nitrogen, Beatrice, NE. October 29 – 31, 2013. Included a manual of 321 pages.

X-ray Operator Training. A 4.5 hour class presented twice to about 100 technical staff at Sirona Dental, Inc. Long Island City, NY. January 15 & 16, 2013. Handout of 71 pages.

Data Base on State Regulations for X-ray Manufacturers, Sales, and Service Providers. Prepared for Carl Ziess Meditec, Inc. Dublin, CA. December 31, 2012. About 300 pages.

Regulations for Cabinet and Analytical X-ray Machines. A review of five selected States for Altria Client Services, Richmond, VA. November 21, 2012. Over 250 pages, including regulations, registration requirements, registration forms, Notice to Employees, State contact information, numerous website links, and pertinent State program information.

X-ray Operator and Service Provider Training.  An 8-hour class presented to about 20 staff of XOS, East Greenbush, NY. October 4, 2012. Included a manual of 120 pages.

X-ray Protection Program, Safe Operating and Emergency Procedures for the Intrabeam System PRS 500 with XRS 4 X-ray Probe - Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Dublin, CA. February 15, 2012. Manual of 17 pages.

Review of Radiation Machine Operations. Report prepared for the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. December 29, 2011. 7 Pages.

X-ray Safety Training. An 8-hour class presented to 12 technical staff at P & G The Gillette Company. Boston, MA. June 7, 2011. Included a manual of about 90 pages.

X-ray Measurements Training for Smiths Detection. A four-hour class presented for about 12 x-ray machine technicians at the Smith Detection manufacturing facility in Edgewood, MD, March 29, 2011. Included a manual of about 50 pages.

X-ray Safety Training. An 8-hour class on safety for food product quality control x-ray inspection for The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA, February 22, 23, and 24, 2011. Three classes of about 18 attendees each. Included a manual of about 140 pages.

Radiation Safety Inspections of Industrial, Analytical (XRF/XRD), and Baggage X-ray Machines. A 30-minute Roundtable Presentation (RT 227) in Radiation Safety Program Issues and Answers, a 2.5 hour program arranged by Ray Johnson with four speakers for about 65 attendees at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Denver, CO, May 22, 2010 (included a handout of 13 pages).

How to Conduct Audits and Prepare for Inspections of Industrial X-ray and Radiography Facilities. A 2-hour Professional Enrichment Program class presented to about 30 attendees on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Pittsburgh, PA (included a handout of over 100 pages).

RSO Challenges for Industrial, Analytical, Cabinet, and Baggage X-ray Machines. A 30-minute presentation to about 30 attendees at a Roundtable Session, “So Now You are the RSO” at the annual conference of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Minneapolis, MN, June 4, 2008 (included a handout of 10 pages).

Inspection of X-ray Machines. A four-hour class presented to about 35 nuclear inspectors from the Department of Defense, Director General Nuclear Safety, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 5, 2008 (included a manual of 120 pages).

Deficiencies Identified from Audits of Industrial X-ray Machines and Radiography Facilities. A 30-minute presentation at the Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Oakland, CA, January 29, 2008 (included 12 slides).

X-ray Safety for Operators of BA 886 InspeXtor Machines. A five-hour class presented to about 20 employees of Baader-Johnson, Inc, Kansas City, KS, September 19, 2007 (included a manual of 125 pages).

X-ray Safety for Operators of Inspection Machines, Two six-hour presentations for Cadbury Adams, Rockford, Illinois, April 10-11, 2007 (included a 103 page manual).

X-ray Safety Awareness and X-ray Safety for Inspection Machines, Two one-day classes presented to Eriez Magnetics Corporation, Erie, Pennsylvania, November 14 – 15, 2006 (included a 320 page training manual).

X-ray Safety for Baggage Inspection Machines. Two four-hour classes presented to x-ray machine operators and security personnel of the US Capitol Police and the US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, April 21-22, 2005 (included 50-page manual).

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

Oilfield Worker NORM Safety – A Few Observations.  A six page paper written for general information. May 28, 2015.

How to Deal with Worker Concerns for NORM. A 30 minute invited presentation at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Special Session on NORM. TPM-B.5, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Included a handout of 10 pages.

Common Errors in NORM Measurements. A 30 minute invited presentation at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Special Session on NORM. TPM-B.4, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Included a handout of 10 pages.

How to Avoid Errors of Measurements and Interpretation for NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials). A 30 minute presentation to about 100 at Round Table 230 on Radiation Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. June 3, 2015. Included a handout of 15 pages.

Dealing with Fears of Radiation from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). A 20- minute presentation to about 100 at Podium Session – 108, Physical Hazards, at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. June 1, 2015. Included a handout of 12 pages.

Oilfield Worker NORM Safety – A Few Observations. A six page paper written for general information. May 28, 2015

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Radiation Safety – A three-day class presented with Sean Austin to 7 attendees at the Dade Moeller Training Academy on March 16-18, 2015. Included a training manual of over 600 pages.

Radiation Safety for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) - a 3-day class for 15 safety staff of Aera Energy, LLC, Bakersfield, CA, December 16-18, 2014. Included a training manual of about 400 pages.

Review of Dickinson College’s Radon Testing and Mitigation Program – An 8 page expert witness report prepared for legal counsel at Dickinson College, November. 24, 2014

Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) A special 4-hour class presented at the Dade Moeller Training Academy, Gaithersburg, MD to Dr. Ansarim Kahlid, industrial hygienist, Chevron Oil, Kuwait. May 12, 2014. Included a handout of over 300 pages.

TENORM Measurements and Radiation Safety at Aux Sable, an 8-hour class presented to 12 workers at Morris, IL January 9, 2014. Included a manual of 117 pages.

NORM Measurements. A 30 minute paper presented at Round Table 225 - Control of NORM Hazards to about 100 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada. May 21, 2013. Provided a handout of 8 pages.

Radiation Management Programs for TENORM. A 30 minute paper presented for Philip Egidi, US. EPA, at Round Table 225 - Control of NORM Hazards to about 100 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada, May 21, 2013. Provided a handout of 17 pages.

A Case Study of Radon Levels and Risks from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas. A 30 minute paper presented for Ralph Johnson, Esq. King and Spaulding, at Round Table 225 - Control of NORM Hazards to about 100 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada. May 21, 2013. Provided a handout of 9 pages.

How to Deal with Worker Concerns for NORM – A 30 minute paper presented at Round Table 225 - Control of NORM Hazards to about 100 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada, May 21, 2013. Provided a handout of 45 pages.

Response to Questions Raised for Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material (NORM). By Judith Lord, MScA, Hygieniste du travail, Programme Sante au travail, Direction de sante publique, Agence de la sante et des services sociaux de la Monteregie, ASSS Monteregie. April 20, 2011. A 5 page report written with assistance from Dr. Phillip Jenkins, Director, Bowser- Morner Radon Laboratory.

Response to the HPS Ask The Expert Question # 9008. “How can you measure Polonium-210 in tobacco smoke?” April 21, 2010 (2 pages).

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Note: Mr. Johnson served on the faculty for this Professional Development School for which he gave five lectures and also wrote five chapters for the textbook comprising over 90 pages as listed below.

Communication Issues about NORM/TENORM for Workers, the Public, and the Media (Chapter 11, 34 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Radioactivity in Granite Countertops (Chapter 10, 21 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Radon in Houses (Chapter 9, 24 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Radioactivity in Tobacco Products (Chapter 8, 6 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Radioactivity in Glassware and Ceramics (Chapter 7, 5 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Radioactivity in Tobacco Products. Included in the chapter on Consumer and Miscellaneous Products, in Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD. NCRP Report No. 160. March 3, 2009.

Radioactivity in Glassware and Ceramics. Included in the chapter on Consumer and Miscellaneous Products, in Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD. NCRP Report No. 160. March 3, 2009.

How to Measure Radiation from Granite Counter Tops – Response to a request from the Health Physics Society Editor of Ask the Experts, HPS.org. October 2008 (2 pages).

Radiation Safety Awareness for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) at MeadWestvaco. A 1.5-hour class presented five times for about 150 workers at a large paper making factory in Covington, VA on February 27, 2008 (included a set of 34 slides).

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Nuclear Cardiologists

Radiation Safety Regulations and Radiation Instruments, an 8-hour workshop for Nuclear Cardiologists, presented for Health and Radiological Seminars, Inc, Frederick, MD, March 29, 2007 (included a 200 page manual)

Basic Radiation Safety, an 8-hour workshop for Nuclear Cardiologists, presented for Health and Radiological Seminars, Inc, Frederick, MD, June 2, 2005 (included 325 page manual)

(Note: this class has been presented by Mr. Johnson 3 or 4 times a year for over 10 years).

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Nuclear Gauge Safety, Audits, and Inspections

Annual Audit of the Radiation Safety Program for Fixed Nuclear Gauges at WestRock CP, LLC, West Point Paper Mill. Audit conducted on Feb. 24.  Report completed on March 14, 2016.  10 pages.

Nuclear Gauge Operator Training,  A 6-hour class presented for 15 workers at WestRock, paper mill, West Point, VA on Feb. 25 and again on Feb. 26, 2016.  Included a manual of about 155 pages.

Non-routine Nuclear Gauge Maintenance and Analytical X-ray Safety Training to Meet Nebraska Requirements for Omaha Public Power District North Omaha Power Station and Nebraska City Power Station. A 3.5 day class presented to about 15 workers on April 28 – May 1, 2015. Included a manual of 492 pages.

Nuclear Gauge and XRF Operator Training. A 16 – hour class presented to 20 employees of American Electric Power at their Conesville Power Plant, Conesville, OH. July 23 - 24, 2014. Included a training manual of over 700 pages.

Training for Operators of Portable Nuclear Gauges, XRF and PMI at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 167 PowerPoint slides with presentation notes and about 300 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, May 16, 2014.

Training for Authorized Users / Radiation Workers and Operators of Fixed Nuclear Gauges. An 8-hour train-the-trainer session presented to the RSO and Assistant RSO for the Chevron Refinery, Richmond CA. April 23- 24, 2014. Included a manual of over 400 pages.

Radiation Safety Awareness for Fixed and Portable Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Devices. A 4-hour train-the-trainer session presented to the RSO and Assistant RSO for the Chevron Refinery, Richmond CA. April 23, 2014. Included a manual of over 80 pages.

Training for Authorized Users / Radiation Workers and Operators of Fixed Nuclear Gauges at the Chevron, Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 272 PowerPoint slides with presentation notes and about 400 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, April 17, 2014.

Radiation Fears and Nuclear Gauges. A five-hour seminar presented to nine management staff of Industrial Dynamics Company, LTD. Torrance, CA on March 15, 2012. Included a manual of 70 pages.

Authorized User Training for Nuclear Gauges – Two 8-hour classes presented at the GenOn Potomac River Power Station in Alexandria, VA for about 15 workers on October, 5 and 6, 2011. Included a manual of 95 pages.

Basic Radiation Safety for Nuclear Gauges – Four 4-hour classes presented at the GenOn Potomac River Power Station in Alexandria, VA for about 55 workers on October, 4, 5, and 6, 2011. Included a manual of 36 pages.

Radiation Safety Program Audit for 14 Radioactive Material Licenses, 16 Reciprocity Agreements, and Generally Licensed Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Gauges at St. Stephen, SC. Annual audit conducted for Albany International, Inc. 300 Albany St. St. Stephen, SC 29479. Audit conducted with Jackson Ellis. June 22- 23, 2011. 35 page report.

Nuclear Gauge Operator Training. A 16-hour class presented for the American Electric Power Company at the Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH. April 12, 2011. Attended by about 28 authorized nuclear gauge users from about 15 fossil fuel plants. Included a manual of about 250 pages.

Non-routine Nuclear Gauge Maintenance. A 3-day class presented to the Omaha Public Power District at the North Omaha Power Station, Omaha, NE. December 1-3, 2010. Attended by 12 authorized nuclear gauge users. Included a training manual of over 500 pages.

Challenges for Portable and Fixed Nuclear Gauge RSOs. A 30-minute presentation to about 30 attendees at a Roundtable Session, “So Now You are the RSO” at the annual conference of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Minneapolis, MN, June 4, 2008 (included a handout of 10 pages).

Non-routine Nuclear Gauge Maintenance. A 3-day workshop presented to 14 technical staff of the Omaha Public Power District, Nebraska City and North Omaha Electric Plants, Nebraska City, NE, on April 15 – 17, 2008 (included a manual and exam approved by the State of Nebraska, 550 pages).

Nuclear Gauge Safety Inspections, Lock-Out Tag-Out, and Refresher Training. Two 3-hour classes presented to Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Detroit, MI, June 14, 2007 (included a 40 page training manual).

Radiation Safety for Niton (Lead Paint) Analyzers (included DOT HAZMAT training). Two 7-hour classes presented to Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Detroit, MI, June 12-13, 2007, (included a 130-page manual).

Radiation Safety for Operators of Lead Paint Analyzers and Shipment of Radioactive Instruments and Articles. An 8-hour class presented to Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation, Baltimore, MD. April 13, 2007 (included a 98 page manual).

Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, Radiation Safety at American Electric Power Facilities, and DOT Requirements for Shipping and Receiving AEP Gauges. Two and one half days of training presented for American Electric Power (coal burning power plants) at the Cheshire Plant, Cheshire, Ohio, November 7 - 9, 2006 (included a 350 page training manual).

Radiation Safety Awareness, Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, and MAP Gauges Radiation Safety and Inspections. Two one-day workshops presented for the Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC, Detroit, Michigan, November 1 – 2, 2006 (included a 150 page manual and also an annual audit of the radiation safety program).

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Radiation Instruments and Measurements

Serious Questions about Radiation Measurements. A 20-minute technical presentation for a Podium Session at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Baltimore, MD on  May 23, 2016. Included a handout of 10 pages.

Is Your Radiation Instrument Telling You What You Think It Is?  A 15-minute technical presentation to about 200 at the HPS Midyear Meeting, Austin, TX .  February 3, 2016.  Included  a handout of 5 pages.

Serious Questions about Radiation Measurements.  A 15-minute technical presentation to about 200 at the HPS Midyear Meeting, Austin, TX .  February 3, 2016.  Included  a handout of 5 pages.

Common Errors in Radiation Measurements and Safety Decisions. A 15 minute presentation for the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. THAM-B.3 Thursday, 9 AM, July 16, 2015. Included a handout of 7 pages.

Common Errors in NORM Measurements. A 30 minute invited presentation at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Special Session on NORM TPM-B.4, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Included a handout of 10 pages.

How to Avoid Errors of Measurements and Interpretation for NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials). A 30 minute presentation to about 100 at Round Table 230 on Radiation Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. June 3, 2015. Included a handout of 15 pages.

Practical Applications of Portable Radiation Instruments. An 8-hour workshop presented with Judson Kenoyer to 28 attendees at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, AIHce 2015 at Salt Lake City, UT. Professional Development Class 106, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Included a handout CD of over 20,000 pages.

Radiation Instruments – How they Work and What Can Go Wrong. A three-hour lecture provided to candidates for the Certified Health Physicist exam. Presented to 12 attendees at class sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society and held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, February 24, 2015. Included handout materials of over 300 pages.

Radiation Instruments –How they Work and what can go Wrong, Interpretation of Radiation Measurements, and Tools for Effective Radiation Risk Communication – A 36 hour class presented to 15 attendees from the Texas Army National Guard, Camp Mabry Austin, Texas, Feb. 9 – 13, 2015. Included a training manual of about 500 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements. A one-hour Continuing Education Lecture Presented to about 85 at the Health Physics Society annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 17, 2014. Included a handout of 49 pages.

Is Your Radiation Instrument Telling you What you Think it is? A 15-minute presentation to about 75 people at the Health Physics Society annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 15, 2014. Included a handout of 5 pages

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements – Is Your Radiation Instrument Telling you What you Think it is? A two-hour hour Professional Enrichment Program presented to about 40 at the Health Physics Society annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 14, 2014. Included a handout of 49 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements – Defensibility and Pitfalls. A 30-minute presentation to about 90 at a two-day Professional Development School on Radiation Instruments – New Technology and Developments sponsored by the Health Physics Society at the annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 11, 2014.

Radiation Instruments – New Technology and Developments. Served as Academic Dean to organize and chaired this two-day Professional Development School of 20 speakers and 90 students for the Health Physics Society at the annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 10-11, 2014.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements for Safety Decisions. Podium Session 126 on Measurement Techniques for Non-ionizing and Ionizing Radiation. A 30 minute presentation to about 50 at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Antonio, TX, June 4, 2014, included a handout of 11 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements and a Memorial Tribute to Dr. Herman Cember. A 45-minute presentation to about 40 at Round Table 212 on Managing Radiation Safety Programs at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Antonio, TX, June 2, 2014, included a handout of 21 pages.

Practical Applications of Portable Radiation Instruments. PDC 108, an 8-hour workshop presented with Judson Kenoyer to about 25 at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Antonio, TX, May 31, 2014, included a handout of 91 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements. A 30-minute presentation to about 70 at the Annual Meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter, Health Physics Society. at the Hilton Washington DC / Rockville Hotel, Rockville, MD. Friday May 9, 2014. Included a handout of 15 pages.

Radiation Instruments. A 3-hour lecture presented to six attendees at the Certified Health Physicist Examination Preparation class sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter HPS, February 26, 2014. Included a manual of over 200 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements. A 15-minute technical presentation to about 200 attendees at the Midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Baton Rouge, LA, February 12, 2014. Included a handout of 8 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements. A one-hour Continuing Education Lecture presented to about 75 attendees at the Midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Baton Rouge, LA. February 12, 2014. Included a handout of 51 pages.

Radiation Instruments – New Developments and Technology. Article for the Health Physics Society Newsletter on the Professional Development School scheduled for July 10-11, 2014, Baltimore MD, written February 6, 2014. One page.

TENORM Measurements and Radiation Safety at Aux Sable, an 8-hour class presented to 12 workers at Morris, IL January 9, 2014. Included a manual of 117 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements – Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. July 25, 2013. 2 pages

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements – Part I. Article for a monthly column in the Health Physics Society Newsletter. .July 15, 2012. 2 pages.

Practical Applications of Portable Radiation Instruments. An 8-hour Professional Development Class – PDC 108, presented with Judson Kenoyer for the American Industrial Hygiene Association annual meeting, AIHce-2012, in Indianapolis, IN June 16, 2012, Attended by 24 and included a manual of about 275 pages.

Is Your Radiation Instrument Telling you What you Think it is? Technical article coauthored with Judson Kenoyer for the American Industrial Hygiene Association monthly magazine, The Synergist, March 2012. 3 pages.

Operation of Area Radiation Monitors – A 2-hour workshop on the Ludlum Model 375 / 2, Area Radiation Monitor. Presented on July 20, 2011 for about 45 staff at a new facility of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Court, Rockville, MD. Included a manual of 15 pages.

Practical Applications of Portable Radiation Instruments. An 8-hour Professional Development Class – PDC 112, presented with Judson Kenoyer for the American Industrial Hygiene Association annual meeting in Portland, OR. May 14, 2011, Attended by 30 and included a manual of about 275 pages. This PDC was rated 8 out of 59 at this meeting.

Operation of Area Radiation Monitors – A 2-hour workshop on the Ludlum Model 375 / 2, Area Radiation Monitor. Presented on April 27 and 28, 2011 for about 25 staff at a new facility of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Court, Rockville, MD. Included a manual of about 15 pages.

How Good do the Measurements Need to Be – What Quality is Defensible? A 15- minute presentation at the Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society on Radiation Measurements, February 8, 2011, Charleston, SC. Included a 6 - page handout.

The Psychology of Radiation Measurements. A 15- minute presentation at the Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society on Radiation Measurements, February 8, 2011, Charleston, SC. Included a 6 - page handout.

Recommendations for Area Radiation Monitoring. A 7-page report for the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a new facility, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20852. December 7, 2010.

Response to the HPS Ask The Expert Question # 9008. How can you measure Polonium-210 in tobacco smoke? April 21, 2010 (2 pages).

Practical Applications of Portable Radiation Instruments. An 8-hour Professional Development Course (PDC 115) presented with Judson Kenoyer to 24 attendees at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Denver, CO, May 22, 2010 (included a manual of 90 pages). Rated 23 out of 63 courses presented in Denver.

Response to the HPS Ask the Expert Question #8997. Can a Geiger counter be used to measure cosmic radiation in a commercial flight to Europe? April 12, 2010 (2 pages).

Data Quality Objectives: What Can Go Wrong. Chapter 10, pages 151-169, In: Radiological Assessment: A Handbook for Detection, Identification, and Evaluation. Kathryn Higley, Editor. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Summer School, July 13-16, 2007. Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI.

Radiation Instrument Training – Six Challenges for Emergency Responders (Chapter 15, 54 pages), In: Public Protection from Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism, Allen Brodsky, Raymond H. Johnson, Jr., and Ronald E. Goans, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Summer School 2004. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (808 pages).

Radiation Instruments in University / Research Laboratories and Accelerators, co-authored with Shawn Googins, (Chapter 15, 48 pages), In: Radiation Safety In University and Research Laboratories, Herman Cember, Editor. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Summer School 2002. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI. July 2002.

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Radiation Risk Assessments

Randomness and Understanding of Stochastic Risk Assessments. A two-hour presentation for the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Professional Enrichment Program. PEP – Th-3. Thursday, 12:15 – 2:15 pm, July 16, 2015. Included a handout of 27 pages.

Why People Do NOT Believe Our Best Radiation Risk Estimates. A 60-minute presentation to 28 for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School On Estimation of Radiological Risks at Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. Friday, July 10, 2015. Included a handout of 23 pages.

Why Our Natural Intuitive Processes Fail for Radiation Risk Assessments - A two-hour Professional Enrichment Program presented to about 100 at the Health Physics Society midyear meeting in Norfolk, VA February 4, 2015. Included a handout of 58 pages.

How Randomness Affects Radiation Risk Assessments and Decisions for Radiation Safety. An 8-hour workshop presented for the American Academy of Health Physics to 9 attendees at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Norfolk, VA. January 31, 2015. Included a training manual of 125 pages.

How to Interpret Radiation Exposures. Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute, April 14, 2011. 3 pages.

Radon Risk Assessment and Measurements - BEIR IV and VI. A 3 – hour class presented for the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society Certified Health Physicist Exam Preparation Course, May 11, 2005 (included 125-page manual) (this class has been presented annually by Mr. Johnson for over 10 years).

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Radiation Safety Academy

Mr. Johnson is on the faculty of the Radiation Safety Academy and a regular instructor for the following classes:

Monthly 40-hour classes to qualify Radiation Safety Officers,

2-day classes on Radiation Safety for Homeland Security and Emergency  Responders,

3-day classes on How to Deal with the Terror of Nuclear Terrorism,

5-day Advanced Radiation Safety Officer,

5-day Radiation Safety Program Management,

3-day Radiation Safety for Authorized Users and Supervisors,

3-day Radiation Regulations, Licensing, Inspections, and Compliance,

2-day X-ray Safety for Industrial, Baggage, Analytical, and Cabinet Machines,

5-day Radiation Safety Technician,

2-day Liquid Scintillation Counting,

5-day Radiation Instruments,

2-day Radiation Safety for Operators of Nuclear Gauges and Sealed Source Devices,

3-day Radiation Risk Communication,

3-day Counseling Radiation Workers,

3-day Training for the Radiation Safety Trainer,

5-day Preparation for the Certified Health Physicist Examination,

5-day Preparation for the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists Examination.

3-day Radiation Safety for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

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Radiation Safety Awareness

Radiation Safety Awareness for Fixed and Portable Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Devices. A 4-hour train-the-trainer session presented to the RSO and Assistant RSO for the Chevron Refinery, Richmond CA. April 23, 2014. Included a manual of over 80 pages.

Radiation Safety Awareness Training for Fixed and Portable Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Devices at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 78 PowerPoint slides with presentation notes and about 80 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, April 16, 2014.

Radiation Safety Awareness, Fundamentals of Radiation Safety, and MAP Gauges Radiation Safety and Inspections. Two one-day workshops presented for the Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC, Detroit, Michigan, November 1 – 2, 2006 (included a 150 page manual and also an annual audit of the radiation safety program).

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Radiation Safety Decisions

How to Respond to Quick Decisions for Radiation Safety. A20 -minute presentation to about 100 at Podium Session – 108, Physical Hazards, at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah June 1, 2015. Included a handout of 12 pages.

How Randomness Affects our Decisions for Radiation Safety– a 15 minute presentation to about 150 at the Health Physics Society midyear meeting in Norfolk, VA February 2, 2015. Included a handout of 6 pages.

How Randomness Affects our Decisions for Radiation Safety – A two-hour Professional Enrichment Program presented to about 15 at the Health Physics Society midyear meeting in Norfolk, VA February 1, 2015. Included a handout of 48 pages.

How Randomness Affects Radiation Risk Assessments and Decisions for Radiation Safety. An 8-hour workshop presented for the American Academy of Health Physics to 9 attendees at the midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society, Norfolk, VA. January 31, 2015. Included a training manual of 125 pages.

Radiation Safety Decisions - How We are Prone to Errors. A 30-minute presentation to about 100 at the one day Special Session New Frontiers in Radiation Risk Communication sponsored by the .American Academy of Health Physics at the Health Physics Society annual meeting in Baltimore, MD July 15, 2014. Included a handout of 11 pages.

Interpretation of Radiation Measurements for Safety Decisions. Podium Session 126 on Measurement Techniques for Non-ionizing and Ionizing Radiation. A 30 minute presentation to about 50 at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Antonio, TX, June 4, 2014, included a handout of 11 pages.

How we make Decisions for Radiation Safety and are Prone to Errors. A one-hour presentation to about 150 as an invited keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association, Vancouver, BC, May 27, 2014. Included a handout of 41 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety. A 30 –minute paper presented to about 75 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Non-destructive Testing, Las Vegas, NV. November 6, 2013. Included a handout of 17 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety. A 7-page paper for publication in the proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Society for Non-destructive Testing, Las Vegas, NV November 3-7, 2013. Written August 24, 2013.

How the Subconscious Mind Makes Decisions for Radiation Safety. A 15 minute paper Presented to about 125 attendees at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, WI. July 11, 2013, Provided a handout of 19 pages.

How to Reduce Errors for Radiation Safety Decisions. A one-hour Continuing Education Lecture presented to about 75 attendees at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, WI. July 11, 2013. Provided a handout of 19 pages.

Part II - Radiation Safety Decisions –Reprogramming Our Internal Computers. A two-hour Professional Enrichment Program presented to about 40 attendees at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, WI. July 10, 2013. Provided a handout of 66 pages.

Part I - Radiation Safety Decisions –How we are Prone to Errors. A two-hour Professional Enrichment Program presented to about 40 attendees at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, WI. July 8, 2013. Provided a handout of 63 pages.

How we Make Decisions for Radiation Safety and are Prone to Errors, an 8-hour Workshop presented for the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP), to about 25 attendees at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, WI. July 6, 2013. Provided a manual of 120 pages.

How We are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety - Part IX- Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. June 25, 2013. 2 pages.

Radiation Safety Psychology - No. 15 - How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety - Part XIII. Article for a monthly column in the Health Physics Society Newsletter. June 10, 2013. 2 pages.

How We are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety - Part VIII- Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. May 25, 2013. 2 pages.

How to Respond to Quick Decisions for Radiation Safety. A 30 minute paper presented at Podium Session 142 - Emergency Preparedness and Response to about 40 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada, May 23, 2013. Provided a handout of 9 pages.

How We are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety, a 30-minnute presentation to about 80 attendees at the annual meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society, Rockville, MD. May 3, 2013. Provided a handout of 38 pages.

How we Make Decisions for Safety and are Prone to Errors, a one-hour presentation to about 75 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Florida Local Section, Stuart, FL on April 5, 2013. Provided a handout of 41 pages.

How We are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety - Part VI- Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. March 25, 2013. 2 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety and are Prone to Errors. One-hour Continuing Education Lecture presented to about 15 at the Health Physics Society Midyear meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. January 28, 2013. Handout of 40 pages.

How We are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety – Part I. Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. October 20, 2012. 2 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety - Part III. Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. August 21, 2012. 2 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety A 15-minute paper presented to about 50 attendees at the HPS annual meeting Sacramento, CA July 26, 2012. Handout 4 pages.

How We Make Decisions for Radiation Safety. One-hour Continuing Education Lecture presented to over 100 at the HPS annual meeting Sacramento, CA. July 26, 2012.

(highest rated of all HPS classes this week). Included a handout of 32 pages.

How Do We Make Decisions for Radiation safety? Article for the monthly newsletter of the Radiation Safety Counseling Institute. January 26, 2012. 4 pages.

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Radiation Safety Officer

Radiation Safety Officer. A special five-day class presented with Dr. Alan Fellman for technical staff of Pennsylvanian Power and Light. Wilkes-Barre, PA. July 11-15, 2011. Included a manual of over 550 pages.

15 First Steps for New RSOs – What Are the Most Important Things to Do Right Away. A 30-minute Technical paper presented at a Roundtable Session sponsored by the Ionizing Radiation Committee at the annual American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2007.

Six Challenges for RSOs, a one-hour presentation to a joint meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society and the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Arlington, VA, April 18, 2007 (included a 12 page handout of slides).

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Radiation Safety Programs

Licensing and Registration of Radiation Sources. A 30-minute technical presentation for an Ionizing Radiation Round Table at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Baltimore, MD.  May 26, 2016. Included a handout of 10 pages.

Managing Radiation Safety Programs for Industrial Hygienists.  An 8-hour Professional Development Class presented at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Baltimore, MD on May 21, 2016. Included a CD with about 20,000 pages of reference materials.

Managing Radiation Safety Programs for Industrial Hygienists. An 8-hour workshop presented to 30 attendees at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, AIHce 2015 at Salt Lake City, UT. Professional Development Class, PDC-411, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Included a handout of over 244 pages and a CD with over 20,000 pages.

Managing Radiation Safety Programs for Industrial Hygienists. Professional Development Class, PDC-411. An 8-hour workshop presented with Robert Costello to about 30.at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, AIHce-2014, San Antonio, TX, May 31, 2014. Included a handout of 244 pages and a CD with over 20,000 pages.

Managing Radiation Safety Programs for Industrial Hygienists. Professional Development Class, PDC - 414, an 8-hour class presented with Bob Costello to 21 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, AIHce – 2013, Montreal, Canada, May 19, 2013. Provided manual of 246 pages and a CD of over 20,000 pages.

Recommendations for a Radiation Safety Committee and Annual Radiation Safety Program Audit. Prepared for the Radiation Safety Officer at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931. March 3, 2012. 10 pages.

Review of Radiation Safety Training, the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. December 13, 2011. 7 Pages.

Radiation Safety Officer. A special five-day class presented with Dr. Alan Fellman for technical staff of Pennsylvanian Power and Light. Wilkes-Barre, PA. July 11-15, 2011. Included a manual of over 550 pages.

Radiation Safety Refresher Training. Four 1.5 - hour classes presented to the Environmental, Facilities, and Security Services Departments at Georgetown University Hospital. December 14-15, 2010. Attended by about 60 staff. Included a 10 page handout

Response to Issues Raised by the US NRC Concerning Radiation Dosimetry for Research and ICU Nurses at the National Institutes of Health, A 7 page report based on results of an investigation of dosimetry issues at the NIH. December 10, 2010.

Radiation Safety Program Audit for 14 Radioactive Material Licenses, 16 Reciprocity Agreements, and Generally Licensed Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Gauges at St. Stephen, SC. Annual audit conducted for Albany International, Inc. 300 Albany St. St. Stephen, SC 29479. June 21-23, 2010. 40 page report.

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Radiation Worker

Radiation Worker – I, Fundamentals of Radiation Safety.  An 8 – Hour Class prersented to 17 workers from EMS, Ice, Cryogenic Cleaning Services,  Chesapeake, VA to meet DOE training requirements on  Feb. 23, 2016.  Included a manual of about 180 pages.

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Radon Risk Assessment and Measurements

Review of Dickinson College’s Radon Testing and Mitigation Program – An 8 page expert witness report prepared for legal counsel at Dickinson College, November. 24, 2014.

Radon. What is it? Why is it an Issue? A one-hour presentation to about 20 at a dinner meeting of the Potomac Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Rockville, MD.. October 7, 2013. Included a handout of 36 pages.

A Case Study of Radon Levels and Risks from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas. A 30 minute paper presented for Ralph Johnson, Esq. King and Spaulding, at Round Table 225 - Control of NORM Hazards to about 100 attendees at the annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Montreal, Canada. May 21, 2013. Provided a handout of 9 pages.

A Review of Radon Health Risk Concerns Raised by Plaintiffs in the Case of Casale v. Segal & Morel, et.al. Written as an expert witness for Patton Boggs, LLP, Newark, NJ. February 19, 2013, 21 pages plus attachments of 27 pages.

Double Blind Testing of Passive Radon Detectors. Report of a three-year contract study for the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Committee on Radon (E-25). November 23, 2012. 65 pages.

QA Project Plan for Double Blind Testing of Passive Radon Detectors. Report for the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Committee on Radon (E-25). November 23, 2012. 17 pages.

Review of Radon Test Data for Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931. April 6, 2012. 3 page report.

It Only Costs a Little More to Go First Class. A one-hour invited keynote address at the 22nd International Radon Symposium, Sponsored by Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and the American Association Radon Scientists and Technologists, October 18, 2010. Columbus, OH. Presented to over 300 attendees with a handout of 59 pages.

Radon in Houses (Chapter 9, 24 pages) In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). P. Andrew Karam and Brian J. Vetter, Editors. A Textbook for the Health Physics Society Professional Development School, Minneapolis, MN July, 16-18, 2009. Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI (549 pages).

Recommended Radon Measurement Strategy for Princeton University. A report prepared for Princeton University, Princeton NJ after extensive review of their radon testing and mitigation program. January 3, 2008. 3 pages.

Radon Risk Assessment and Measurements - BEIR IV and VI. A 3 – hour class presented for the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society Certified Health Physicist Exam Preparation Course, May 11, 2005 (included 125-page manual)

(Note: this class has been presented annually by Mr. Johnson for over 10 years).

Radon Risk Communication with Attorneys and Jurors. Proceedings of the 1996 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Haines City, FL. September 29-October 2, 1996.

The Health Physics Society Position and Radon Health Risks. Proceedings of 1996 International Congress on Radiation Protection, International Radiation Protection Association, Vienna, Austria. April 14-19, 1996.

Radon Health Risks and the HPS Position. Proceedings of the 29th Midyear Topical Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Scottsdale, AZ. January 7-10, 1996.

Quality - The Key to Radon Business Success In The 1990’s: It Only Costs a Little More to Go First Class. Proceedings of the 1995 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Nashville, TN. September 27-30, 1995.

Why Some Scientists and the Public Do Not Believe in Radon Risks. Proceedings of the 1995 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Nashville, TN. September 27-30, 1995.

Communicating Radiation Concepts Through Five Years of Radon Training. Johnson, R.H.; Fisher, D. Proceedings of the Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society, January, 1995.

Radon Measurement QA – Practice vs. Protocol. Johnson, R.H.; Colon, S.; Heim, D. Proceedings of the 1994 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Atlantic City, NJ. September 25-28, 1994.

The Pitfalls of Duplicate Radon Measurements. Johnson, R.H.; Heim, D.; Faiola, L. Proceedings of the 1994 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientist and Technologist, Atlantic City, NJ. September 25-28, 1994.

The Source of Radon Risk Perceptions for Radon Professionals and the General Public. Proceedings for the 1993 International Radon Symposium, American Association of Radon Scientist and Technologist, Denver, CO. September 1993.

Quality Assurance - The Key to Successful Radon Programs in the 1990's. Proceedings of the 1991 Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology. Philadelphia, PA. April 2-5, 1991.

The Effect of Passive Cigarette Smoke on Working Level Exposures in Homes. Johnson, R.H.; Geiger, E. Proceedings of the 1991 Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology. Philadelphia, PA. April 2-5, 1991.

Radon - A Health Problem and a Communication Problem. Proceedings of the 29th Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment, Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer: Reality or Myth? Richland, WA. October 15-19, 1990.

Cigarette Smoking Increases Radon Working Level Exposures to All Occupants of the Smoker’s Home. Johnson, R.H.; Geiger, E.; Rosario, A. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Radon Conference, Radon: The Nation’s #1 Environmental Threat, American Association of Scientists and Technologists and the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Health Physics Society, Camp Hill, PA. October 4-6, 1990.

Answers to Questions Most Commonly Asked About Radon. Communication Sciences Institute, Rockville, MD. October 1987.

Natural Radiation Quality of the Environment in the United States. Johnson, R.H.; Nelson, N.S.; Goldin, A.S.; Gesell, T.F. Proceedings of the Second Special Symposium on Natural Radiation in the Environment, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, India. January 19-23, 1981.

(Note: This paper contained EPA’s first publication of population health risks from radon exposures in homes)

Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Thomas F. Gesell, Raymond H. Johnson, Jr., and David E. Bernhardt. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC 20460. EPA – 520/1-75-002. February 1977. 63 Pages. [PDF is 6.04Mb file]

Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Natural Gas. Raymond H. Johnson. Jr., David E. Bernhardt. Neal S. Nelson, DVM, Harry W. Calley, Jr. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC 20460. EPA – 520/1-73-004. November 1973. 70 Pages. [PDF is 9.55Mb file]

Radiological Health Significance of Radon in Natural Gas. Johnson, R.H.; Bernhardt, D.E.; Nelson, N.S.; Calley, H.W. Proceedings of the Noble Gases Symposium, Las Vega, NV. September 24-28, 1973.

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Train-the-Trainer

X-ray Safety Awareness (Train-the-Trainer). A two-hour class presented to Baader-Johnson, Inc., Kansas City, KS, September 19, 2007 (included a manual of 60 pages).

X-ray Safety Awareness (Train-the-Trainer), Two 2-hour presentations for Cadbury Adams, Rockford, Illinois, April 10-11, 2007 (included a 56 page manual).

Brain-Based Learning - New Approaches for Effective Radiation Safety Training. A 2-hour Professional Enrichment Program class presented at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA, July 10, 2005 (included 50-page training manual).

Brain-Based Learning - New Approaches for Effective Radiation Safety Training. A 15 minute technical paper presented at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA, July 13, 2005.

Training for the Radiation Safety Trainer. A 3 - day workshop for the Canadian Radiation Protection Association, May 17 -19, 2001, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (included a 350-page manual).

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X-ray Safety Awareness

Radiation and X-ray Safety Training for Sales and Service Providers of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. A 8-hour class presented in two 4-hour sessions on April 19 and 20, 2016. Included a manual of 235 pages.

Radiation Safety Awareness Training for Fixed and Portable Nuclear Gauges and X-ray Devices at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Prepared training materials including 78 PowerPoint slides with presentation notes and about 80 pages of reference materials. Richmond CA, April 16, 2014.

X-ray Safety Awareness. A two hour class presented twice to a total of about 150 technical and administrative staff at Sirona Dental, Inc. Long Island City, NY. January 15 & 16, 2013. Handout of 11 pages.

X-ray Safety Awareness. A two-hour class presented to about 125 sales and service engineers for Sirona Dental, Inc. Charlotte, NC January 8, 2013. Handout of 10 pages.

X-ray Safety Awareness, a 2-hour class of PowerPoint slides and instruction notes, for the Hershey Co., Hershey, PA. December 14, 2011. 58 pages.

X-ray Safety Awareness. Training materials (60 slides annotated with talking points) prepared for George Mason University, Radiation Safety Office, Fairfax, VA. April 23, 2010.

X-ray Safety Awareness. Two 4-hour classes presented to about 50 staff at the Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, February 24, 2010 (included a handout of 65 pages).

X-ray Safety Awareness for Baggage Inspection Machines. Two one-hour classes presented to x-ray machine operators and security personnel of the US Capitol Police and the US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, April 21-22, 2005 (included 15-page manual).

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Resources and Documents for Radiation Safety Assurance

Raymond Johnson, MS, PE, FHPS, CHP, has authored hundreds resource documents including training course materials, book chapters, technical reports, and presentations on radiation safety counseling, risk communication, and radiation safety. Some of the materials authored by Ray can be provided upon request. Some are materials developed for specific clients and cannot be distributed. Some of these materials are also the manuals for classes and would normally only be provided to class registrants. If you see something of interest let us know and we will provide copies to you where we can.

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