[ RadSafe ] x-rays or whatever
SPerle at mirion.com
Tue Oct 19 17:31:48 CDT 2010
Excellent statements. It's all about what do they need to know and how fast. What is really important to them is what instrumentation they will have to assess a situation, how do they know what is acceptable and what is not, and when the data is such, who do they have to contact. In the end, they have to only recognize they are in a situation, how to establish a protective barrier and separate individuals from the area, and then wait for the experts to arrive.
As always, the KISS philosophy should rule, "Keep It Simple Stupid."
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of conrad i sherman
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:24 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] x-rays or whatever
My two cents worth.
I have been to a lot of training courses for non-technical responders.
HPs, in my opinion tend to get wrapped around the axle, so to speak,
about precise terms.
I get annoyed when a CHP lectures to emergency responders, radiation
workers, etc. about, for example, the difference between a rad and
Roentgen, because the students don't care, don't need to know, and, most
importantly won't remember.
The regulators don't care generally, and for most industrial and
emergency responders purposes, a distinction without a difference.
So likewise, xray, x-ray, photon, x-radiation, etc., it does not matter
in 'industrial' training.
Its like arguing over radiological health, radiation health, or health
Conrad I. Sherman, CHP
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