Radiation Protection Rules of Thumb

A set of radiation protection rules of thumb covering brief guides, frequently asked questions (FAQ), equations or principles, hints and tips for use in the workplace. Use with care (and always with consultation from a Radiation Protection Adviser).

  • What is a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO)?

    Published: Oct 03, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Consulting Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • RPO
    • Radiation Protection Officer
    • Radiation Protection Officer Training
    • online RPO training course

    A Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) is a specialist in radiation protection defined in the UK and also by IAEA. This resource explains the role of the RPO within UK universities, and the slightly different role within companies using ionising radiation around the world.

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  • Skyshine – radiation scattering around and over shielding

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

      Tags:
    • Skyshine
    • Radiation Shielding
    • Open top radiography
    • Radiation scatter
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  • Protection by reducing exposure time - is it always valid?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Inverse Square Law - when is a source a point source?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • The 10 half-life rule of thumb for radioactive materials

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Typical radiation exposure from medical diagnostic procedures

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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