Introduction to health and safety issues with radiation technologies

In case of a nuclear device, the slurry density is calculated by emitting gamma rays (caesium-137 or cobalt-60 isotopes) through the cross-section of the pipe. The isotopes can create possible health risks, therefore people do not want to stay close to the radiation source for a longer period of time.

A shielding of very dense materials such as lead and tungsten is used to minimize the radiation dose for people working nearby the source. A small capsule is located inside this shielding, which holds the radioactive material (RAM). This casing would normally protect employees against high radiation dosage, however health and safety issues can still occur if procedures are not being followed correctly or by people’s mistakes.

During this webinar Frank will explain the possible health and safety risks that could occur if procedures are not correctly being followed, including several examples.



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