Safe handling of radiation sources

by Martin Oberhofer

Publisher: Verlag K. Thiemig in München

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Other titlesStrahlenschutzpraxis.
Statementby Martin Oberhofer ; translated by James E. Turner and Renate G. Turner.
SeriesThiemig-Taschenbücher ; Band 46
LC ClassificationsRA569 .O2413
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 241 p. :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5121258M
ISBN 103521060632
LC Control Number74194677

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Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through space and may be able to penetrate various materials. Light, radio, and microwaves are types of radiation that are called nonionizing. The kind of radiation discussed in this document is called ionizing radiation because it can produce charged particles (ions) in matter. Food irradiation is the process of exposing food and food packaging to ionizing ng radiation, such as from gamma rays, x-rays, or electron beams, is energy that can be transmitted without direct contact to the source of the energy capable of freeing electrons from their atomic bonds in the targeted radiation can be emitted by a radioactive substance or generated. Personnel participating in brachytherapy, handling brachytherapy sources, or caring for patients containing brachytherapy sources; primary audience is Radiation Oncology. For personnel who handle or work with unsealed radioactive materials or sealed sources, the following courses are mandatory and may be scheduled through MyLinc. Radiation safety refers to safety issues related to radiation hazards arising from the handling of radioactive materials or chemicals and exposure to x-ray from x-ray machines, electron microscopes, particle accelerators, atomic energy plants, nuclear explosions or accidents etc.. Radiation is extremely harmful to humans and animals.

Measure background radiation away from the sources for at least 2 minutes. This is normal everyday radiation which is always present. Pick the source up with the long tongs. Hold the GM-tube 5cm above the source and measure radiation. Place absorption materials between the source and the GM -tube to observe the effects onFile Size: KB. The purpose of the Standards is to establish basic requirements for protection against the risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources that may deliver such exposure. The Standards have been developed from widely accepted radiation protection and safety principles, such as those published in the Annals of the International Commission on. The licensed operator shall be responsible for the safe handling and operation of the nuclear gauge in the field, and must be present during its use, and ensure that all log books are current. School Radiation Safety Officer (SRSO) The SRSO is responsible for the nuclear gauges in their School. The SRSO shall ensure that only. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the main public body which regulates work that causes or could cause radiation exposure of workers, the public or both. HSE’s inspectors advise, inspect, investigate and enforce in a flexible and proportionate way so that radiation exposure of employees and others, arising from work activities, is.

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Safety Glasses: You should wear safety glasses for any radioisotope procedure, but it is especially important whenever there is a potential for the build-up of pressure that could release a spray of material. Protecting Your Wrists: Lab coat cuffs may hang down and drag across contaminated surfaces.

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Building your own homemade X-ray machine is not hard to do, but to do it safely requires that you learn the basics about radiation and radiation safety before beginning.

This guide will give you an overview of these topics and point you to additional resources if you are interested in further reading.

Please list the precautions you will take while working with radioactive materials to help ensure that radiation exposure (and consequent risk) will be As Low As Reasonably Achievable.*Always wear protective clothing (e.g. disposable gloves, lab coat, safety glasses) when handling radioactive materials.

In addition to this standard equipment, the following may also be used. Keep the source in the “safe” or stored position when not in use (this includes from one test location to another). While exposure dose levels are well within limits for radiation workers, never expose yourself to the bare source without sufficient justification for the additional dose.

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The basics of nuclear physics which are directly related to radiation protection are briefly discussed. The book describes the units of radiation protection, the measurement techniques, biological effects of radiation, environmental radiation, and many applications of radiation. For each chapter there is a problem section with full : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Overview. While everyone is exposed to natural background radiation, workers may also be exposed to ionizing radiation in workplaces with radiation radiation sources can pose a health risk to workers if not properly controlled. Occupational settings with ionizing radiation sources include.

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MAN-MADE RADIATION SOURCES In addition to the natural sources of radiation, there are also man-made sources of radiation to which we maybe exposed.

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GoM Region Radiation Safety - Handling of Radioactive Sources and Generally Licensed Devices B. Document the task hazards associated with radioactive materials and devices, risks and controls, jobsite and process safety hazards on the Work Control Certificate.

Student Safety Sheets are teaching materials. For safety management, use Hazcards and other resources on the CLEAPSS website. ©CLEAPSS • Sealed source dropped Do not look directly at source, but use mirror to examine source for damage.

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General Safety Tips to Avoid or Reduce Radiation Exposure. Consider switching to flat screen television sets and computer : Kurina Baksh. More than 80% of the radiation we are exposed to comes from “background” radiationnatural sources like sunlight, soil and rocks.

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Safe and Secure Transport and Storage of Radioactive Materials reviews best practice and emerging techniques in this transport of radioactive materials is an essential operation in the nuclear industry, without which the generation of nuclear power would not be possible.

Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Policy. lasers, and coherent light sources are not covered in this manual. For information on the hazards from these sources, see the campus Radiation Safety Manual, the Laser Safety Manual, and the Laser Safety Training Supplement.

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Published 1. Unaccounted, lost or damaged sources should be reported to the School Radiation Safety Officer on (+61 8) Damaged sources may present a contamination hazard that could be expensive to clean up or could present a health hazard if internal contamination occurs.

Radiation is all around us and comes from many sources. Learn more here about where radiation can be found. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Reduce handling time of radioactive materials and equipment. Be mindful of your distance from sources of radiation.

Increase distance as much as possible. Use proper shielding for the type of radiation. Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos This manual describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials, including suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials.

Radiation protection and safety objectives and considerations are presented in Section 2, while Section 3 describes typical organizational responsibilities for radiation protection and safety in industrial radiography. Sections 4, 5 and 6 deal with types of exposure devices, design and use of shielded enclosures and site radiography, respectively.

Training in radiation awareness, safe handling of radiation sources and NORM contaminated equipment, static radiation gauge and gamma ray irradiator safety, safe use of irradiating apparatus, and radioactive materials transport. • Keep as much distance between yourself and the radiation source(s) as possible.

• Wear personal protective equipment. The minimum requirements include a laboratory coat, gloves, safety glasses and close-toed shoes. Wear whole -body dosimeters (e.g.

Luxel dos imeter). Radiation Protection Series No. 11 Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources () The purpose of this Code of Practice is to set out the security requirements to be implemented by persons dealing with sealed radioactive sources.

The average exposure in the United States, from natural sources of radiation (mostly cosmic radiation and radon), is millirems per year at sea level. Radiation exposure is slightly higher at higher elevations-thus the exposure in Denver averages millirems. How Can You Work Safely Around Radiation?

You can work safely around radiation and/or contamination by following a few simple precautions: Use time, distance, shielding, and containment to reduce exposure. Wear dosimeters (e.g., film or TLD badges) .Safety Tips for Using UV Lamps.

Types of UV Lamps. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation occupies the portion of electromagnetic spectrum from to nanometers (nm). The UV spectrum consists of three regions: UV-A (– nm) UV-B (– nm) UV-C (– nm) For most people, the main source of UV exposure is the sun.Basic safety factors For external radiation exposure hazards, the basic protection •The simplest method for protection from ionizing radiation is to spend as little time as possible in the vicinity of radiation source.

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