External links

A collection of external links relating to radiation safety, nuclear history and useful resources (radiation monitors, radioactive sources, UK and international legislation etc).

  • 2019 Guidance: Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004

    Published: Aug 10, 2019

    Source: Gov.UK

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • Justification
    • Practice

    This document provides an update to 2004 justification regulations guidance. The 2004 regulations were updated by the Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (April 2018). The new guidance is compatible with Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom.

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  • 60 Years of Medical Physics

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: IOP

      Tags:
    • Medical
    • Physics
    • Radiation Protection Officer
    • X-ray
    • Radium

    A great article by Sidney B Osborn that is fascinating reading. Perhaps a quote from the article will encourage you to read it: 'This has been a personal reminiscence of the earlier days of Medical Physics which I would not wish to inflict it on any physicist today, although life was in some ways simpler then'. The article can be found on pages 22-41.

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  • A Brief Chronology of Radiation and Protection

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: ISU

      Tags:
    • Radiation Protection
    • History

    This site takes the form of a list of dates and short statements rather than being too descriptive. It starts at 1800000 years BC and finishes around 1995. This site would be great for anyone thinking of writing an essay on the subject.

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  • A century of radiology at the University of Toronto

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: UoT

      Tags:
    • Radiology
    • x-rays
    • safety

    Fascinating article which starts in 1896.

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  • A Nuclear Industry Code of Practice (UK)

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: UNECE

      Tags:
    • Nuclear
    • Exemption
    • Clearance

    This is the final (July 2005) report 'Clearance and Exemption Principles, Processes and Practices for use by the Nuclear Industry'. This is a very comprehensive document for the UK nuclear industry weighing in at over 200 pages. This code details the principles, processes, and practices that should be used when determining whether an article or material may be released from any further regulatory control (based on radiological protection considerations). The report presents a summary of regulatory background, details interactions with other legislation, outlines industry practices, describes management principles, presents clearance and sentencing processes, details statistics and discusses measurement.

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  • A Short History of Nuclear Regulation, 1946-1999

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: NRC.GOV

      Tags:
    • Nuclear
    • Regulation
    • History
    • Atomic Energy
    • Atomic weapons

    A detailed look at the development of nuclear regulation in the US. This is in PDF form (and not so short!)

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Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not

– Edward Teller