People often ask these radiation protection questions

Set of radiation protection related questions and answers often asked by RPS / RPO delegates and by people via email or social media

  • What is a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)?

    Published: Feb 10, 2023

    Source: Ionactive Consulting Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • RPS
    • Radiation Protection Supervisor
    • IRR17
    • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
    • Ionising Radiation
    • Local Rules

    The Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) is a statutory appointment required by the UK Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). The RPS is appointed in writing by an employer who works with ionising radiation. The RPS is required to supervise the radiation safety aspects of the work, in compliance with local rules.

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  • 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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  • What type of radiation is most harmful to health?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

      Tags:
    • Alpha Particles
    • Beta Particles
    • Gamma / X-rays
    • Neutrons
    • External Exposure
    • Internal Exposure
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  • What is RPS training?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • What is the difference between sealed and unsealed radioactive source?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

      Tags:
    • Sealed Source
    • Closed Source
    • Unsealed Source
    • Open Source
    • Contamination
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  • What is a dirty bomb? What is its radiation significance?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

      Tags:
    • Dirty Bomb
    • RDD
    • Radiological Dispersal Device
    • Cs-137
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