Source Production & Equipment Co. offers a Source Retrieval training course.

Course Information

Objective: The purpose of this program is to fully acquaint the user with the potential hazards of radiation and how to safely retrieve an exposed source.

Upon successful completion of this course the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify main causes of emergencies and initial response procedures
  • Advance Preparations, initial response procedures, on-site activities and post retrieval actions
  • Knowledge and use of retrieval equipment
  • Dealing with the Media

Course Hours: 8 a.m – 5 p.m CT, includes an hour for lunch.

Basic Schedule: Morning classroom lectures and afternoon laboratory exercises.

Attire: Casual, suitable for movement during laboratory exercises and layers for classroom (in case of hot or cold). Louisiana has varying weather, please be prepared for seasonal changes and inclement weather.

What to bring to class: Students should bring issued dosimetry  (issued-dosimetry will be available for those who don’t have issued dosimeters or an OSL/film badge)

Parking: SPEC has limited parking. Many hotels in below list offer shuttles to SPEC and/or in walking distance.

Other Amenities: Fridge and Microwave are available for use if you choose to bring lunch items.

Course Location (Course Location may vary)

Source Production and Equipment Company
119 Teal Street [James Business Park] St.Rose, LA 70087
Phone: (504) 464-9471

Location Information
SPEC is located in James Business Park off US Highway 61 (Airline Hwy), just west of the New Orleans International Airport.  SPEC occupies both buildings at 113 and 119 Teal Street. Parking is available in between both buildings. The training facility is upstairs at 119 Teal Street building and entrance is at front of building along the street.


Taxi from airport – Go to Taxi booth downstairs (outside baggage claim).
Ask the Taxi coordinator for a SHORT HAUL taxi.
If going to SPEC or Holiday Inn: Tell taxi driver to go 1 mile West on Hwy 61 (Airline Hwy) to James Business Park.Enter James Business Park and then turn right to Holiday Inn, or go three blocks North to 113 Teal Street (SPEC). Approximate cost is $24

Local Hotels

Holiday Inn Express
110 James Drive East
St. Rose, La 70087
Shuttle available & Walking distance (0.5 mi)

Best Western Plus – New Orleans Airport Hotel
189 W Airline Hwy
Kenner, LA 70062
Rates: $90 King/$109 double queen + tax & fees (Please reference SPEC for discounted rates)
Shuttle available & walking distance (0.7 mi)

Hilton New Orleans Airport
901 Airline Dr.
Kenner, La 70062

Days Inn New Orleans Airport
1021 Airline Dr.
Kenner, La 70062