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Health Physics - The Practice of Radiation Safety

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  1. Health Physics - The Practice of Radiation Safety Presented by:

  2. HEALTH PHYSICISTSPECIALIST IN RADIATION SAFETY • Protect People and the Environment • From unnecessary exposure • From contamination • Minimize Exposures to Occupational Workers and the Public ALARA- • Comply with federal and state regulations • Certifications Available • ABHP, NRRPT,

  3. HEALTH PHYSICISTSPECIALIST IN RADIATION SAFETY • Understand Evaluate and Control Risks • Evaluate relative risk to benefit • Provide Training • Safe use, methods, monitoring • Dedicated to Radiation Safety • Maintain Education • Develop and apply safety programs

  4. THE ALARA PRINCIPLEAS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE • ALARA Philosophy • Use every reasonable effort to minimize dose • Basis of Health Physics Guidelines • Has been incorporated into regulation • Use of ALARA Provisions • Facilitates proactive measures for radiation safety and protection

  5. HEALTH PHYSICISTSPECIALIST IN RADIATION SAFETY • Career Opportunities • Medical facilities • Industry • Education • Utilities • Government • Education and Research • Two year technical associate degrees • Bachelor degrees • Master and doctoral degrees

  6. MEDICAL HEALTH PHYSICISTS • Check Radiation Equipment • Prevent unnecessary dose to patients • Minimize dose to workers • Control Radioactive Materials • Train users to minimize dose to patients and workers • Proper waste disposal • Work with Oncologists • Safely administer large doses to cancer patients

  7. INDUSTRIAL HEALTH PHYSICISTS • Train Workers • Proper handling • Safety rules • Prevent unnecessary dose • Proper Disposal of Radioactive Waste

  8. HEALTH PHYSICISTS IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH • Training of Nuclear Technicians • Provide Education for Professional Health Physicists • Research • Effects of radiation • Develop better equipment to measure radiation

  9. UTILITY HEALTH PHYSICISTS • Responsible for Radiation Safety of Nuclear Power Plants • Workers • Environment • Public • Develop Safety Procedures for Workers

  10. UTILITY HEALTH PHYSICISTS • Monitor Radiation and Radioactivity • Worker doses • Plant emissions • Radioactivity in air and water around plant • Calculations of expected public doses • Safe Handling of Radioactive Waste • Low level waste • High level waste (used fuel rods)

  11. GOVERNMENT REGULATORY HEALTH PHYSICISTS • State and Federal • State Bureaus of Radiation Protection • Nuclear Regulatory Commission • Set and Enforce Regulations • Issue licenses to radiation facilities • Regular inspections of radiation facilities • Impose fine or remove license if needed • Assist Radiation Programs • Offer suggestions on ways to comply with regulations

  12. Protect Workers Limit dose Monitoring Training programs Protect the Public Limit dose/releases Education THE HEALTH PHYSICSBASICS

  13. HEALTH PHYSICSTHE PRACTICE OF RADIATION SAFETY • Protect the Future • Allow for continued safe use of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines. • Research • Therapy • Industrial applications • Protect the Environment • Enforce regulations and programs to prevent contamination and exposure