[ RadSafe ] Part II CHP prep

Irwin, William WIrwin at vdh.state.vt.us
Wed Sep 16 09:25:44 CDT 2009

Hello Bill,

I would study as many different references as possible, but especially
the most recent past exams. Knoll's Radiation Detection and Measurement,
Attix' Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry,
Chilton's Principles of Radiation Shielding, Stannard's Radioactivity
and Health, Miller's CRC Handbook of Radiation Protection Programs are
good texts dealing with specific portions of health physics. I would
also study all of the current NCRP and ICRP publications, the BEIR
publications, and the Code of Federal Regulations, especially 10 CFR 20
, 35 and 50 and the radiation-related portions of 40 and 49 CFR. In
addition to Cember's book, Shapiro's "radiation Protection, Turner's
Atoms, Radiation and Protection, Bevelaqua's Contemporary Health Physics
and the Radiological Health Handbook give board discourse on the field.
The HPS Summer School texts are also good preparations. This is neither
all-inclusive nor up-to-date. I know others have written excellent study
guides and reference books.



William E. Irwin, Sc.D., CHP

Radiological Health Chief
Deputy Director for Planning
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402

802-863-7238 (Office)
802-316-0119 (Mobile)
802-250-3592 (Pager)

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Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:50 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Part II CHP prep

Hi Folks,

After much procrastination I am planning on attempting part II of the
CHP process. I passed Part I in 2004 and then digressed by becoming a
CIH which was more in line with current job duties. Anyway I want to
give it a good shot so I would appreciate and recommendations on prep
courses, texts (I have cember), study guides, etc.


Bill Coughlin
University of Florida
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