Criticality Safety

This online course will introduce learners to the correct actions that need to be taken to minimize the risk of an accidental nuclear criticality and radiation exposure.


  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : No
  • : Yes
  • Hazardous Materials

Course overview
CRITICALITY SAFETY COURSE OVERVIEWHistorically, nuclear criticality accidents have proven disastrous. An uncontrolled criticality instantly releases large amounts of radiation that are often fatal to those within a few feet of it.In the wake of high-profile, fatal events around the world, regulations, training, and procedural safeguards have all intensified. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize fissionable material labels and the hazards associated with improper handling of containers holding fissionable material
  • Identify the correct actions for minimizing the risk of being exposed to an accidental criticality
  • Identify the correct actions for minimizing radiation exposure in the event of an accidental criticality
REGULATIONSThis course was designed to help satisfy the requirements of the DOE-5480.20 Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities.
  • Recognizing hazards
  • Risk management
  • Event response
 CRITICALITY SAFETY COURSE DURATION: Approximately 10 minutesCRITICALITY SAFETY COURSE ASSESSMENT:Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.CRITICALITY SAFETY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.