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General Principles for the Radiation Protection of Workers

ICRP Publication 75

Ann. ICRP 27 (1), 1997

Abstract - ICRP Publication 75 reports comprehensively on the principles for the protection of workers from ionising radiation. It develops guidance on the implementation of the principles in the 1990 Recommendations of the ICRP (ICRP Publication 60), including the concepts of constraint and reference levels. The report discusses the management of occupational exposure in normal and emergency situations, in Industrial and medical contexts, and with respect to natural sources of radiation, including radon, at work. Health surveillance of workers and the management of overexposed individuals are considered. This report updates ICRP Publication 28 with respect to principles and procedures for handling emergency and accidental exposures of workers, and, by laying out the principles of monitoring for external radiation, completely replaces ICRP Publication 35. Monitoring for radionuclide contamination is also discussed. The report should also be of interest to a wide readership including all those responsible for occupational health, at operational and managerial levels, as well as regulatory bodies and professional organisations.

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ICRP, 1997. General Principles for the Radiation Protection of Workers. ICRP Publication 75. Ann. ICRP 27 (1).

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