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Applying the ionising radiation regulations to radon in the UK workplace

Denman, A. R. (2008) Applying the ionising radiation regulations to radon in the UK workplace. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 130(1), pp. 38-42. 0144-8420.

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Abstract: As a response to the identification of a health risk from workplace radon in the UK, the Ionising Radiations Regulations include the protection of workers from excessive levels of radon. Employers are required to make risk assessments, and the interpretation of the Health and Safety Executive is that the regulations apply to workplace premises in locations already designated as Radon Affected Areas for domestic purposes, with the difference that in workplaces, it is the maximum winter radon concentration rather than the annual average which is the parameter of interest. This paper discusses the rationale behind the current regulatory environment, outlines the role and duties of Accredited Radiation Protection Advisers and summarises the strategies necessary to conform to the regulations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD7260 Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA565 Environmental health
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD885.5 Radon pollution
Creators: Denman, Anthony R
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009) > Environmental Science (to 2009)
Date: June 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 38-42
Journal or Publication Title: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume: 130
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 0144-8420
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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