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Our blog covers topics relevant to the nuclear industry, from radon and radioactive decay to cosmic radiation and how to dispose of radiation waste. Don’t see a topic you’re looking for? Let us know

Will Hospitals Admit Someone Who’s Contaminated with Radiation?

Will Hospitals Admit Someone Who’s Contaminated with Radiation?

Imagine you work in a radioactive lab and one of your co-workers trips and falls with a tray full of radioactive liquids. Unfortunately, they wound up knocking their head hard on the sharp edge of a counter on their way down. So, in addition to the radioactive spill, the individual is unconscious, with a serious…

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How do you stop a radioactive spill?

As a radiation safety officer, or a safety manager in a radioactive work environment, it’s your job to plan, plan, plan. That includes having a plan to stop – and clean up – radioactive spills. In lab, academic and testing environments, spills are the most common type radioactive “accident.” They can range from large spills…

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Radiation Response Plan for Skin Contamination

Have you just received the designation of Radiation Safety Officer in your company or department? Or, is your lab hot – and you realize the established safety protocols aren’t up to par? Depending on the types of radiation you’re working with, it’s essential to have a response plan for any level of radiation exposure employees…

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Protect Yourself From Radiation Exposure

Do you live or work in a place that puts you at risk for radiation exposure? The more you can do to educate yourself and take precautions, the better. Radiation exposure is not something that can be “undone.” Once your body has absorbed its maximum dose of Alpha, Beta or Gamma exposure – bad things…

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Airport Body Scanners and Radiation – Your Questions Answered

Walking through airport scanners, aka “advanced imaging technology,” seems like a no-brainer, right? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says their safe and millions of adult travelers walk through them every year- but does that actually make them safe? The reality is that airport scanners do, indeed, expose you to radiation; and wherever there is radiation,…

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Radioactive Holiday Gifts For the Ones You Love (and hate)

Tired of buying the same ol’ holiday gifts year after year? Looking for that truly rare, one-of-a-kind present for the impossible to buy for relatives in your life? We have just the thing – radioactive elements. We’re joking (sort of). Believe it or not, there was a time when radiation was considered good for you…

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Different Types of Radiation Shielding Materials

We’re lucky to live in a time period where: A) We understand the dangers and risks associated with exposure to radioactive materials B) We understand the various ways to protect ourselves from radiation C) We have the materials knowledge and technology to craft radiation shielding products that are more workable, comfortable and versatile than ever…

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Know Your Radiation Exposure Limits

Radiation is bad right? Well, not necessarily. First, it depends on the type of radiation. Some radiation isn’t all that harmful at all within a reasonable limit. Other types of radiation are much more powerful and require heavy protection, limited exposure and an ample supply of education and safety training in order to keep yourself…

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The Importance of a Company Safety Culture Through Regular Safety Training

“Okay, folks. It’s time for our annual safety training…” In the typical workplace, those two words are met with one of two responses: eye rolling or absolute glee since a worker can sit there, tune out and eat donuts, pastries or whatever free food accommodates the hot coffee options.   Make Safety a Part of…