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Document ID (ISN)20818
CIS number 74-719
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Department of Employment, London.
Title Code of practice for the protection of persons exposed to ionising radiations in research and teaching.
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom, 1972. 64p. 75 ref. Price: ú0.45.
Abstract The code is divided into 14 parts covering: scope (establishments, hazards, persons); administrative organisation (allocation of responsibility, marking of areas, etc.); suitability of buildings; general precautions; control of the effectiveness of protective measures; medical supervision; special precautions in specific cases (work with X-ray and other radiation emitting installations, work with sealed sources or unsealed radioactive substances); special precautions; emergency procedures; storage of materials; transport; waste disposal. The booklet also contains a list of definitions, and appendices giving tables of maximum permissible doses and surface contamination levels, a typical administrative organisation plan, methods of decontaminating laboratories.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radiation protection; research establishments; educational institutions; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) x-ray equipment; radioactive sources; particle accelerators; decontamination of equipment; directive; disposal of radioactive waste; permissible radiation doses; medical supervision; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Ionizing radiation