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International Resources

European ALARA Network (EAN)
The European ALARA Network (EAN) has been created by the European Commission to further specific European research on topics dealing with optimization of all types of occupational exposure, as well as to facilitate the dissemination of good ALARA practices ....

European Radiation Protection Training and Education Platform (EUTERP)
There exists a considerable variation in the approaches of European countries to the radiation protection education and vocational training arrangements for radiation protection. Furthermore, there exists diversity in the qualifications and diplomas necessary for the recognition of radiation protection experts ....

International Atomic Energy Energy Agency (IAEA)
The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world's 'Atoms for Peace' organization within the United Nations family. ...

International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
The work of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) helps to prevent cancer and other diseases and effects associated with exposure to ionising radiation, and to protect the environment. ...

International Commission on Non-ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
ICNIRP is the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. It is a publicly funded body of independent scientific experts consisting of a main Commission of 14 members, its Scientific Expert Group and its Project Groups. ...

International Commission on Radiation Units (ICRU)
For more than 80 years, ICRU has established international standards for radiation units & measurement. ...

International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
The primary purpose of IRPA is to provide a medium whereby those engaged in radiation protection activities in all countries may communicate more readily with each other and through this process advance radiation protection in many parts of the world. ....

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
UNSCEAR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate in the United Nations system is to assess and report levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Governments and organizations throughout the world rely on the Committee's estimates as the scientific basis for evaluating radiation risk and for establishing protective measures. ....

World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. ....

World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)
To help improve security of nuclear and high hazard radioactive materials so that they are secure from unauthorised access, theft, sabotage and diversion and cannot be utilised for terrorist or other nefarious purposes. ....

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris, France. ....

National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurments (NCRP)
NCRP was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964 as the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. ....

Local Resources

Certification Services and Training Courses Approved by the Radiation Board
Approved Certification Services for Radiological Measurements and Testing

The condition of Radioactive Substances Licences may prescribe certain quality assurance or conformity testing programmes, such as, encapsulation tests on sealed radioactive source, surface contamination tests for radioactive contaminations, function tests for contamination and survey meter, etc. Such tests are to be performed by competent laboratories....

Approved Radiation Protection Training Courses

Holder of Radioactive Substances Licence is required to appoint a qualified person with training and experience in radiological protection matters to supervise any activities involving radioactive substances. Moreover, user of irradiating apparatus should also fulfill certain requirements of training on safe use of x-ray irradiating apparatus....

Hong Kong Observatory
Vision: Be a model of excellence in protecting lives and building together a better society through science. Mission: To provide people-oriented quality services in meteorology and related fields, and to enhance the societys capability in natural disaster prevention and response, through science, innovation and partnership. ...

Hong Kong Association of Medical Physics
The Hong Kong Association of Medical Physics (HKAMP) is the organization in Hong Kong devoted exclusively to the professional activities of medical physicists. It collaborates with physicians, radiologists and other medical organizations in achieving this purpose. As an independent professional medical physics organization the HKAMP is able to fully represent the clinical medical physicist in complex health care issues. ...

Hong Kong Nuclear Society
The Hong Kong Nuclear Society is a non-profit learned society. It was established by a group of individuals who recognised the need to establish a forum for professionals working in the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology to share knowledge and exchange information. ...

Radiation Board of Hong Kong
The Radiation Board is established under section 3 of the Radiation Ordinance (Cap. 303, Laws of Hong Kong) to carry out functions in accordance with the provisions of the said Ordinance and its subsidiary legislations. ...

Radiation Health Unit of Department of Health
The Radiation Health Unit (RHU) is one of the specialized health service units in the Department of Health. Its objective is to provide effective advice and services to protect the health of workers and members of the public from deleterious effects arising from the use of ionizing radiations in Hong Kong. ...

National Authority

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Australian Government
Protecting People and the Environment from the Harmful Effects of Radiation

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) makes independent, fair and transparent decisions on licensing nuclear related activities. This is made possible through ...

Health Canada on Environmental and Workplace Health
Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through material or space. Every day, Canadians come in contact with ...
Radiation - Technical Reports and Publications

Other Radiation Protection Related Societies

Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS)
The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection. ...

Health Physics Society (HPS)
The Health Physics Society (HPS), formed in 1956, is a scientific organization of professionals who specialize in radiation safety. Its mission is to support its members in the practice of their profession and to promote excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety. ...

Society for Radiological Protection (SRP)
The SRP is a professional learned society that was granted Chartered status in 2007. With over 2000 members, all dedicated to promoting the science and art of radiation protection and allied fields for the public benefit. ....

Training Resources

Radiation protection of patients in IAEA web site
Ionizing radiation is used extensively in medicine; worldwide, about 2000 million diagnostic X ray examinations and 32 million nuclear medicine procedures are carried out annually, and of about 10 million new cancer patients each year, 40-50 % receive radiotherapy (UNSCEAR 2000). ...

Useful Reference Resources

Exposure Rate Constants and Lead Shielding Values for Over 1,100 Radionuclides
The authors have assembled a compilation of exposure rate constants, f-factors, and lead shielding thicknesses for more than 1,100 radionuclides described in ICRP Publication 107.

Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2
This book is the seventh in a series of titles from the National Research Council that addresses the effects of exposure to low dose LET (Linear Energy Transfer) ionizing radiation and human health. ...

Radionuclide and radiation protection data handbook 2nd edition (2002)
This handbook is an updated and expanded (2nd edition) version of the handbook with the same title published in 1998. That handbook was in turn based on an earlier French laboratory guidebook A Guide on Radionuclides and Radioprotection by D. Delacroix, J.P. Guerre, and P. Leblanc, published in 1994.   ../sites/default/files/resources/safety-information/Radionuclide_Data_Handbook.pdf

Table of Radioisotopes published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The handbook Table of Isotopes has for many years been the most widely used source of information for nuclear structure and decay data. ...

X-ray and gamma ray data published by National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) develops and disseminates the national standards of length, mass, force and shock, acceleration, time and frequency, electricity, temperature, humidity, pressure and vacuum, liquid and gas flow, and electromagnetic, optical, microwave, acoustic, ultrasonic, and ionizing radiation. Its activities range from fundamental measurement research through provision of measurement services, standards, and data. ...

World Wide Radiation Monitoring Network Resources

China's Radiation Monitoring Result - Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ministry of Environment Protection of the People's Repulic of China

European Radiation Monitoring Result - European Radiological Data Exchange Platform
EURDEP: EUropean Radioactivity Data Exchange Platform. The geographical map that will appear after acceptance of this disclaimer shows (part of) the measurements of environmental radioactivity originating from some 4200 stations in 34 European countries. Most of these measurements are unvalidated, which means that defects in the instruments, electronics or software can result in erroneous values. ...

Hong Kong Radiation Monitoring Results - Hong Kong Observatory
Hourly mean ambient gamma radiation dose rate recorded in Hong Kong ....

US Radiation Monitoring Result - US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's nationwide radiation monitoring system, RadNet, consists of two components. First, stationary and deployable air monitors measure radiation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ....

Special Topics: Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Data on Fukushima Plant, NHK, Japan
The serious situation remains unchanged, in that workers still have to cool nuclear fuel with water at the melted-down No.1 to No.3 units of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Reading of environmental radioactivity level, MEXT, Japan
Reading of environmental radioactivity level(English,Chinese and Korean version) ...

Radiation Dispersal from Japan and the Effect on U.S. Workers, OSHA, Dept of Labor, US
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami caused significant devastation in Japan. The disasters caused cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to fail.

Fukushima Information, Health Physics Society
On 11 March 2011 the Japanese experienced the worst earthquake in their history, followed by a devastating tsunami. These natural disasters have had a serious impact on several Japanese nuclear reactors, principally those at the Fukushima Daiichi site.

Special Topics: Non-ionizing Radiation

International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
ICNIRP is the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. It is a publicly funded body of independent scientific experts consisting of ...
Publications: such as guidelines for limiting exposures

IEEE Engineerng in Medicine and Biology Society, Committee on Man an Radiation (COMAR)
The Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) is a group of experts on health and safety issues related to electromagnetic fields, from powerline through microwave frequency ranges.

Electromagnetic Fields, World Health Organization
Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading.

WHO handbook on Establishing a Dialogue on Risks from Electromagnetic Fields
Originally published by WHO in 2002 (in English), this handbook is intended to support decision-makers faced with a combination of public controversy, scientific uncertainty, and the need to operate existing facilities and/or the requirement to site new facilities appropriately.

Special Topics: Radon

Health Canada on Radon
Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in soil, rock or water.

Radon in workplace, osha, dept of labour, usa
Occupational Safety & Health Administration ...

WHO handbook on indoor radon - a public health perspective
The WHO handbook on indoor radon is a key product of the WHO International Radon Project, which as launched in 2005.

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