Radiation Safety - Safety & Controlling Individual Exposure

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Can you answer the question shown in the image above?

Just as a good quality test requires a sharp inspector, it also requires a safe inspector. Working with radiation can be dangerous business. It exposes the technician to two types of exposure: acute and chronic. Acute exposure is short-term, high-level exposure. Chronic exposure is long-term, low-level exposure that is usually the result of improper or inadequate protective measures. Both are to be minimized (or, if possible, completely avoided) at all costs. But how?

Some basics of RT safety include:

- ALARA: "As Low As Reasonably Possible"

- Radiation time, distance, and shielding

- Survey meters

What does that mean? And how do you apply that to radiographic testing? NDT Classroom’s Radiation Safety and Radiographic Testing courses will teach you the answers the these questions and many more. With the help of expert instructors and high-definition videos that demonstrate the most current real-world techniques and technology, you’ll learn how to apply the necessary skills to keep not only yourself safe, but those around you safe as well.

Visit the NDT Classroom website at www.ndtclassroom.com to learn more and see a demo of our courses.  

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