Design and implementation of monitoring programmes for internal exposure (project OMINEX)

George Etherington, G. N. Strading, T. Rahola, B. LeGuen, C. Hurtgen, J. R. Jourdain, P. Bérard

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Abstract

The costs of monitoring for internal exposure in the workplace are usually significantly greater than the equivalent costs for external exposure. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that resources are employed with maximum effectiveness. The EC-funded OMINEX (optimisation of monitoring for internal exposure) project is developing methods for optimising the design and implementation of internal exposure monitoring programmes. Current monitoring programmes are being critically reviewed, the major sources of uncertainty in assessed internal dose investigated, and guidance formulated on factors such as programme design, choice of method/techniques, monitoring intervals, and monitoring frequency. OMINEX will promote a common, harmonised approach to the design and implementation of internal dose monitoring programmes throughout the EU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-644
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume105
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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