Chapter

Chapter 10.1 Introduction

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 10. Precautions against radiation injury

  1. D. C. Creagh1,
  2. S. Martinez-Carrera2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000625

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Creagh, D. C. and Martinez-Carrera, S. 2006. Introduction. International Tables for Crystallography. C:10:10.1:958–961.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Health, Design, and Science, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

  2. 2

    San Ernesto, 6-Esc. 3, 28002 Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

Abstract

The legal definitions for the terms used in publications concerned with radiation and radiation protection are set out. The objectives of a radiation protection programme and the legal responsibilities of radiation safety officers and the radiation worker are given.

Keywords:

  • absorbed dose;
  • activity;
  • adequate protection;
  • background radiation;
  • Becquerel;
  • designated radiation area;
  • dose equivalent;
  • exposure of radiation;
  • glove box;
  • Gray;
  • half-life;
  • leakage radiation;
  • licensable quantity;
  • natural background;
  • non-stochastic effects;
  • precautions against radiation injury;
  • primary dose limits;
  • quality factor;
  • radiation injury;
  • radiation protection;
  • radiation safety officer;
  • radionuclides;
  • radiotoxicity;
  • Sievert;
  • stochastic effects