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).

  • 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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  • IAEA Accident Response Publications

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: IAEA

      Tags:
    • IAEA
    • Accidents
    • Incidents
    • radiation

    The IAEA Accident Response Publications are not for the faint hearted. They provide an extremely useful description of the deterministic effects of ionising radiation, including the causes of overexposure, how that exposure was brought under control, the effects on the exposed individuals and their medical treatment. Featured accidents include Cochabamba, Chernobyl, Gilan, Goiânia, Sarov, and Tammiku.

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  • Industrial radiography - managing radiation risks - Ionising Radiation Protection Series No. 1(2018)

    Published: Feb 11, 2019

    Source: HSE

      Tags:
    • Risk
    • radiation
    • Industrial radiogriahy

    This HSE publication on industrial radiography has been out for some time but now updated to be compatible with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). Industrial radiography is potentially a high radiation risk undertaking and so requires a consent (unless it takes place in an enclosure where no access is possible). This resource considers enclosure vs open site radiography, risk assessment, planning the radiography, maintenance of radiography equipment, local rules and contingency plans. Of note, the updated resource highlights the new IRR17 regulatory requirement to 'rehearse the operation of the contingency plans periodically'.

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The ultimate paradox, of course, is that even though we're all going to die, we've all got to live in the meantime…

– Brian Cox