External links

A collection of external links relating to radiation safety, nuclear history and useful resources (radiation monitors, radioactive sources, UK and international legislation etc).

  • Exemption guidance Guidance on interpretation of “Relevant Liquid”

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Liquid
    • Exemption

    Guidance on the issue of aqueous liquids - when is a liquid, not a liquid. Non-aqueous liquids are those where the primary constituent is not water. [Also applies in Wales and Scotland]

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  • Fusion Power

    Published: Mar 03, 2019

    Source: Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

      Tags:
    • Fusion
    • Energy

    Culham Centre for Fusion Energy - scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of cleaner energy for tomorrow's power stations. It has lots of interested features and articles - well worth a look!

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  • Guidance for protecting aircrew from the effects of cosmic radiation

    Published: Mar 03, 2019

    Source: CAA - UK

      Tags:
    • Aviation
    • Cosmic radiation

    This guidance is provided by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Its currently based on the Directive 96/29 Euratom, although the 2013 Directive does not make any significant changes in advice. The guidance explains cosmic radiation, outlines potential doses, provides considerations for occupational exposure and outlines acceptable means of compliance.

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  • Guidance on decontamination of buildings, infrastructure and open environment

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • CBRN
    • Radiological
    • Nuclear
    • Decontamination

    Strategic national guidance issued by the UK Government Decontamination Service, part of Defra. Originally prepared May 2004 and updated 2017. Contains guidance on decontaminating buildings and infrastructure in the event of a release - whether deliberate or accidental - of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) material.

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  • Health and Safety for Beginners (HSfB)

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: HSFB

      Tags:
    • HSfB
    • Health & Safety

    This is one of the best and friendliest health and safety sites on the web at present. It's suitable for those with a casual interest in health and safety, those wishing to make a career out of the subject, as well as professional practitioners. The site contains useful links, articles, revision classes (e.g. NEBOSH), toolbox talks, a great community forum and lots more besides. Highly recommended!

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  • Health Physics Museum

    Published: Mar 03, 2019

    Source: Oak Ridge Associated Universities

      Tags:
    • Nuclear
    • radiation
    • History
    • Museum

    This is a really fascinating site that chronicles the scientific and commercial history of radioactivity and radiation. It has been deemed the official repository for historical radiological instruments by the Health Physics Society, which has provided financial support for the purchase of items.

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