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 OVERVIEW Historically, 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
REGULATIONS This 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 minutes CRITICALITY 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.