Accession Number : ADA316641

Title :   Ionizing Radiation Safety,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD RALSTON (ALBERTA)

Personal Author(s) : McDonald, M. L. ; Soucey, W. G.

PDF Url : ADA316641

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This publication briefly describes tile DRES ionizing radiation safety program, functions of the Radiation Safety Officer (Rad SO), user responsibilities and general procedures for working with radioisotopes. For purposes of this document, Ionizing Radiation is defined as electromagnetic radiation (gamma rays or x-rays) or particulate radiation (alpha particles, beta particles and neutrons) capable of producing ions, directly or indirectly, by passage through matter. The subjects of radio frequency and laser radiation are therefore not covered in this document and do not come under the jurisdiction of the Radiation Safety Officer.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *IONIZING RADIATION, *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, IONS, RADIATION, LASER BEAMS, SAFETY, GAMMA RAYS, PARTICULATES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, RADIOFREQUENCY, NEUTRONS, TILES, ALPHA PARTICLES, BETA PARTICLES.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE