New 2020 blog articles. News and views from Ionactive and the world of radiation protection.
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Radiation Protection Adviser: Back on the road!
Published: May 29, 2020Read more
After many weeks working at home - the Ionactive Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) Mark Ramsay is back on the road. First impressions!
The future of Radiation Protection Training (face-2-face vs online training)
Published: May 26, 2020Read more
As Covid-19 requires a rethink on how you deliver radiation safety training (or other training), we look at the trainer and delegate experience by comparing face-2-face training and online training delivery. Can you deliver face-2-face training successfully using conferencing software? Should online training mimic what is delivered in the training room, or should it be completely reworked to maximize the advantages of online courses, whilst minimising the disadvantages of a distributed group of delegates.
Contamination monitor window protection grilles
Published: Apr 30, 2020Read more
Ionactive is pleased to offer this guest blog article from our good friend and colleague Mark Keeping, MSRP. In this article Mark, an experienced radiation protection professional, discuses a particular physical weakness in radiation detectors - the detection window. Among many things Mark examines how an efficient monitoring grille requires the openings to 'tessellate'.
Analogue vs Digital Scaled Radiation Monitors
Published: Apr 12, 2020Read more
“A positive measurement, which for all intents and purposes, is zero or simply negligible in many cases". A blog article by Mark Ramsay, Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) at Ionactive, looking at analogue and digital scaled radiation monitors.
Ionactive - 1Q, 2020
Published: Apr 01, 2020Read more
Some thoughts from Ionactive on the first 3 months of 2020 and dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?
– Henry Petroski