OMINEX: Survey of internal dose monitoring programmes for radiation workers

Tua Rahola*, George Etherington, P. Bérard, B. Le Guen, C. Hurtgen

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Abstract

Monitoring of the workforce in the nuclear industries is carried out primarily in order to demonstrate compliance with European Union (EU) legislation and the Basic Safety Standards for the protection of the health of workers against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). There is, however, no common strategy for internal dose monitoring programmes currently in use in the EU countries. Surveys have been carried out in which organisations were asked to provide information on the design of their internal dose monitoring programmes and on the costs of these programmes. Information was requested from both EU countries and Associated States. Databases for storage and reporting of all gained information were constructed, and results from the surveys have been compiled. This work was carried out within the EC 5th Framework Programme project, OMINEX, which aims to provide advice and guidance on designing and implementing internal dose monitoring programmes in the workplace in such a way that best use is made of available resources, while minimising costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume105
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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