Workplace Safety Guides

   Preventing Radiation Exposure


Since more exposure equals more risks, all exposures must be minimized. We can minimize our exposures through four main control measures: time, distance, shielding, and contamination control.

All the required procedures for maximizing the effectiveness of time, distance, shielding and contamination control, should spelled out in a unit-specific radiation safety Operating Instruction.

This OI should be concise but cover shop-specific operations, training requirements, protective equipment required, engineering controls and procedures of what to do, if you suspect an over-exposure.

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