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  • Margaret J Minski – my boss, my colleague and family friend (1937-2019)

    Published: Sep 08, 2019

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • RPA
    • Margaret J Minski
    • Imperial College London

    On the 27th August I was driving to Manchester when I received news that Margaret J Minski had sadly passed away. Margaret is why I do what I do today – a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) for Ionactive Consulting. This article is a personal tribute to Margaret, a wonderful person who will be missed by many.

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  • Overexposure to Radiographer (April 2019)

    Published: May 06, 2019

      Tags:
    • Industrial Radiography
    • Incidents

    A radiographer working in the permanent shooting room at one of the licensee’s facilities received 82mSv whole body dose due to the radioactive source still being exposed during setting up the next shot.

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  • Accident in industrial radiography - Ionactive Blog archive

    Published: Mar 16, 2019

      Tags:
    • Industrial Radiography
    • Accidents
    • radiation

    A radiographer was taking several radiographic shots on pipework at night - receives >50 Gy to the fingers and 7 Gy whole body dose. From the Ionactive blog archive.

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  • Overexposure of a worker (I-131) – Ionactive Blog archive

    Published: Mar 16, 2019

      Tags:
    • IAEA
    • I-131
    • Overexposure
    • Varskin 3

    A laboratory worker was contaminated with I-131 in a radiopharmaceutical company on February 28th, 2013. The worker was wearing two pairs of gloves and, when changing gloves, had noticed a break in the right inner glove, but not any obvious break in the outer latex glove. Later it would emerge that a significant overexposure had occurred. From the Ionactive blog archive.

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  • RPS Training Courses (Who attends?) – Part 4 – Medical

    Published: Mar 15, 2019

      Tags:
    • RPS Training
    • Medical
    • Radiotherapy
    • Brachytherapy
    • PET
    • Nuclear Medicine

    We have many delegates from the medical sector who attend our RPS training courses. Our non-medical delegates are amazed by the extent of ionising radiation use in diagnostic imaging and treatment.

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  • RPA Life – Explaining a problem you don’t have

    Published: Feb 16, 2019

      Tags:
    • Radiation Protection Adviser
    • Risk
    • Health & Safety
    • LNT
    • Radiation risk
    • HASS
    • Ionising Radiation

    A radiation protection blog post from Mark Ramsay, Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) for Ionactive Consulting Limited. Explaining the problem you don't have to users of ionising radiation, thus allowing them to home in on more conventional areas of health and safety.

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