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Introduction to industrial hygiene engineering and control (552). Module 6 - instructor's manual, Nonionizing and ionizing radiation.
NIOSH 1978 Nov; :1-221
The information provided in this instructor's manual was intended for use in a college setting for students at an advanced level of industrial hygiene training. This module covered nonionizing and ionizing radiation. Information was reviewed concerning the basic properties, sources, biological effects, and threshold limit values of nonionizing radiation, including ultraviolet, infrared, radio frequencies, microwaves, and lasers. Also included was a discussion of the various applications of nonionizing radiation, and related hazards. A review was presented of methods for evaluating and controlling ultraviolet and microwave radiation and lasers. The manual contained a review of the chemistry and physics of ionizing radiation, including both particulate and electromagnetic wave radiation, and a discussion of the various applications of ionizing radiation and related hazards. Instruments typically used to survey and monitor ionizing radiation sources were discussed, including ion chambers, proportional counters, C-meters, dosimeters, and film badges. The basic concepts for monitoring and controlling ionizing radiation hazards were reviewed, including the uses of shielding, protective clothing, facilities design and personnel monitoring.
NIOSH-Author; Education; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-safety-programs; Ionizing-radiation; Nonionizing-radiation; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-hazards; Electromagnetic-radiation; Ultraviolet-radiation; Radiation-protection
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Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio
Page last reviewed: October 16, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division