International
Tables for
Crystallography
Volume C
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
Edited by E. Prince

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 10.1, p. 960

Section 10.1.3.2. The radiation safety officer

D. C. Creagha and S. Martinez-Carrerab

aDivision of Health, Design, and Science, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, and bSan Ernesto, 6-Esc. 3, 28002 Madrid, Spain

10.1.3.2. The radiation safety officer

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The radiation safety officer (RSO) is responsible for the controlled areas within a given establishment. He (or she) is responsible to his employer for the implementation of a radiation-protection programme. His duties will vary according to the legislation and administrative arrangements applicable to his institution but will include, inter alia:

  • (i) giving advice on working practices to management and employees;

  • (ii) monitoring and surveying all controlled areas;

  • (iii) maintaining all equipment for monitoring radiation levels, including personal radiation monitoring devices;

  • (iv) keeping records of radiation levels in controlled areas, dosages to employees, stocks and locations of all radioactive materials and irradiating apparatus;

  • (v) keeping in safe custody all radioactive materials;

  • (vi) arranging the safe disposal of all radioactive waste;

  • (vii) preparing the local rules concerning accident safety and emergencies;

  • (viii) recording and reporting to the appropriate authorities all breaches of the radiation-protection rules.








































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