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5August2010

2010 IAEA publication, Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide.

Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide – 2010 Publication.IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-8 This Safety Guide provides recommendations on how to meet the requirements of the Basic Safety Standards with regard to irradiation facilities. It gives practical information on the safe design and operation of gamma, electron and X ray irradiators in accordance with these requirements, discusses the beneficial applications of ionizing irradiation and how to avoid potential radiation hazards at industrial irradiators, including contamination arising from damaged radioactive sources. The Safety Guide is intended for use by the designers and operating organizations of these facilities and also by regulatory bodies.

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Justification of practices; 3. Types of irradiator; 4. Principal elements of practices; 5. Individual monitoring of workers; 6. Workplace monitoring; 7. Control over radioactive sources; 8. Irradiator design.
STI/PUB/1454, 94 pp.; 8 figures; 2010, ISBN 978-92-0-103710-7, English. 30.00 Euro Full Text, (File Size: 1614 KB). Subject Classification: 0600 – Nuclear and Radiological Safety.
Responsible Officer: Mr Eric HyltonReber, NSRW

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