Unit 1: History of Radiation Safety

Learning Objectives: ANSI/ASNT CP-105- 2016  Section 1(1.1-1.4)

Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to understand and explain the historical industrial radiographic contributions and  significance of:

  • Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
  • Marie and Pierre Curie
  • Henri Becquerel
  • Radiographic History in the U.S.
  • Prepare for ASNT (American Society for Non-Destructive Testing) TC-1A Radiation Safety Certification Exam
  • Sneak Preview: ALARA, Math, Time-Distance-shielding


Learning Activities:

  • Lecture and discussion and unit reading materials
  • Guest Speaker – LBCC Radiation Safety officer (RSO)
  • Radiation Safety Article Review #1
  • Sneak Preview – lecture & Worksheet

Learning Resources:

  • Significant Historical Figures in Radiography
  • NRC Website
  • Glossary


  • Guest Speaker Evaluation
  • Article Review #1
  • ALARA Article Review
  • Quiz #1

Unit 1 Outline: Printable Word File

Unit 1 Outline: Español


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