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Document ID (ISN)103614
CIS number 04-698
Year 2005
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5027
Author(s) Gauron A.C., Servent J.P., Dornier G.
Title Current understanding of ionizing radiation
Original title Le point des connaissances sur les rayonnements ionisants [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Jan. 2005. 4p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/2D8A6BA60237E816C1256F9500341ACC/$FILE/ed5027.pdf [in French]
Abstract Occupational exposure to ionizing radiation occurs in the following situations: when using radioactive sources; when using materials containing radioactive elements for their properties unrelated to their radioactivity; in the presence of natural radioactivity at the worksite; as a result of an industrial accident or incident. Given the potential hazards, the first step in any prevention effort is to conduct a hazard evaluation that takes into account the industrial process and human exposure conditions, followed by the implementation of measures aimed at controlling both the risks of contamination by radioactive substances and the risk of exposure to ionizing radiation.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; France; plant safety and health organization; radiation monitoring; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) radioactive contamination of personnel; radioactive sources; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; safety guides; radioactive contamination of equipment; permissible radiation doses; legislation; dosimetry
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation