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Radiation practices. Annual report 2009

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Abstract

1 742 safety licences for the use of radiation were current at the end of 2009. 1 820 responsible parties were engaged in notifiable licence-exempt dental X-ray activities. Use of radiation was controlled through regular inspections performed at places of use, test packages sent by post to dental X-ray facilities and maintenance of the Dose Register. Radiation safety guides were also published and research was conducted in support of regulatory control. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) conducted 414 inspections of licensed practices in 2009. 392 repair orders and recommendations were issued. A total of nearly 11 600 workers were subject to individual monitoring in 2009. Just under 160 000 dose entries were made in the Dose Register maintained by STUK. Regulatory control of natural radiation focused on radon at workplaces and exposure of aircrews to cosmic radiation. 108 workplaces including a total of 219 work areas were subject to radon monitoring during 2009. 3655 cockpit and cabin crew members were monitored for exposure to cosmic radiation. STUK took part in three major ionizing radiation research projects. An IAEA research project tested IAEA/WHO diagnostic dosimetry guidelines. The accuracy and reliability of internal and external radiotherapy dosimetric methods in modern  More>>
Authors:
Rantanen, E [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
STUK-B-122
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; FINLAND; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATION PROTECTION; LICENSES; RADIOLOGY; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; WORKING CONDITIONS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; INSPECTION; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY
OSTI ID:
1010749
Research Organizations:
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-952-478-558-7; ISBN 978-952-478-559-4; TRN: FI1104023
Availability:
Available in fulltext at http://www.stuk.fi/julkaisut_maaraykset/tiivistelmat/b_sarja/en_GB/stuk-b122/ or as a paper copy from Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), P.O.Box 14, FI-00881 Helsinki, Finland
Submitting Site:
FIN
Size:
47 p. pages
Announcement Date:
Apr 11, 2011

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Citation Formats

Rantanen, E. Radiation practices. Annual report 2009. Finland: N. p., 2010. Web.
Rantanen, E. Radiation practices. Annual report 2009. Finland.
Rantanen, E. 2010. "Radiation practices. Annual report 2009." Finland.
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title = {Radiation practices. Annual report 2009}
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abstractNote = {1 742 safety licences for the use of radiation were current at the end of 2009. 1 820 responsible parties were engaged in notifiable licence-exempt dental X-ray activities. Use of radiation was controlled through regular inspections performed at places of use, test packages sent by post to dental X-ray facilities and maintenance of the Dose Register. Radiation safety guides were also published and research was conducted in support of regulatory control. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) conducted 414 inspections of licensed practices in 2009. 392 repair orders and recommendations were issued. A total of nearly 11 600 workers were subject to individual monitoring in 2009. Just under 160 000 dose entries were made in the Dose Register maintained by STUK. Regulatory control of natural radiation focused on radon at workplaces and exposure of aircrews to cosmic radiation. 108 workplaces including a total of 219 work areas were subject to radon monitoring during 2009. 3655 cockpit and cabin crew members were monitored for exposure to cosmic radiation. STUK took part in three major ionizing radiation research projects. An IAEA research project tested IAEA/WHO diagnostic dosimetry guidelines. The accuracy and reliability of internal and external radiotherapy dosimetric methods in modern radiotherapy technology was studied as part of a European metrology research programme. In metrological activities the calibration procedure for radiotherapy accelerator electron beam dosemeters was modified by changing from meter calibration in hospitals to laboratory calibration. Some irradiation appliances were also replaced. Calibration services continued as in previous years. Regulatory control of the use of non-ionizing radiation in 2009 focused particularly on mobile phones, sunbeds and lasers. Fifteen mobile phone types were tested in market surveillance of wireless communication devices. 19 sunbed facilities were inspected and ten laser display inspections were performed. There were 30 abnormal incidents involving the use of radiation in 2009. 22 of these incidents concerned the use of radiation in industry, research and education, seven involved medical uses of radiation and one concerned the use of non-ionizing radiation. None of these incidents had serious consequences. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {2010}
month = {Aug}
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