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PRACTICE SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR APPLICATION OF IONIZING RADIATION IN INDUSTRIES

  • Sdagopan, Geetha (Nuclear Training & Education Centre, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Hyunkee (Nuclear Training & Education Centre, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  • Received : 2012.11.08
  • Accepted : 2012.12.13
  • Published : 2012.12.31

Abstract

Industrial radiography practice is usually employed in public domain. Over the years there are several radiation accidents reported in this practice. The accidents often result in severe or fatal exposures to occupational workers and public. The number of radiation accidents is also significant when compared with other industrial accidents. This paper describes practice specific training as one of the measures to the improve radiation safety and reduce the accidents. The efforts by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to disseminate information and to improve the radiation safety status in industrial radiography are also discussed.

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