RADIATION SAFETY RESOURCES

The following sites are related to radiation safety, health physics and nuclear engineering. They are intended to be a source reference for professionals working in these subjects. Radiation related sites of interest to the lay reader may be found at Radiation Perspectives.



Radiation Safety

  • Radiation Information Network.  Idaho State University's radiation web site.

  • IEM Inc.  Integrated Environmental Management. Radiation safety and environmental consulting.

  • RadSafe Mailing List. Subscribe to this listserver to get daily Q's & A's on issues of current interest to the radiation protection profession.

Nuclear Related Sites

Federal and California Regulations

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Department of Energy

Environmental Radiation Protection

  • Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, authorizes DOE to protect the health and safety of the public against radiation. It is the Department's objective to operate its facilities and conduct activities so that radiation exposures to members of the public and the environment are maintained as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA), within limits established in DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment.

  • Policies, Standards and Guidance Related to Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. DOE policies, standards and guidance that supports or helps implement DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment.

  • DOE Order 5400.5. Radiation Protection of the Public & the Environment. DOE source. Superseded by DOE O 458.1

  • DOE Order O 458.1. Radiation Protection of the Public and Environment. Supersedes DOE Order 5400.5. It establishes requirements to protect the public and the environment against undue risk from radiation associated with radiological activities conducted under the control of the DOE pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.. DOE source.

  • DOE-STD-1196-2011. Derived Concentration Technical Standard. This standard supports the implementation of DOE Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment.  It also establishes the numerical values of DCSs in a manner reflecting the current state of knowledge and practice in radiation protection. DOE source.

  • DOE-STD-1153-2002. A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota. This technical standard provides methods, models, and guidance within a graded approach that the DOE and its contractors may use to evaluate doses of ionizing radiation to populations of aquatic animals, terrestrial plants, and terrestrial animals from DOE activities for the purpose of demonstrating protection relative to Dose Rate Guidelines. DOE source.

  • 10 CFR 834 (Draft). Radiation Protection of the Public and Environment. ORAU source.

Occupational Radiation Protection

Decommissioning

  • DOE G 441.1-XX (Draft). Control & Release of Property with Residual Radioactive Material. DOE source.

  • Deactivation & Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool (D&D KM-IT). The Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool (D&D KM-IT) serves as a centralized repository providing a common interface for all D&D related activities. It assists users in gathering, analyzing, storing and sharing knowledge and information within the D&D community. This approach assists in reducing the need to rediscover the knowledge of the past while capturing the new knowledge and experiences gained during D&D operations resulting in enhanced worker safety, schedule efficiencies, and overall reduction of technical risk.

General

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Inter-Agency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS)

National Academies Press

California

California Department of Public Health


California - Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA)

Other Organizations