Accession Number:

ADA158319

Title:

Studies Concerned with Basic Radiation Protection Criteria and Studies Concerned with Guidance and Information.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON RADIATION PROTECTION AND MEASUREMENTS BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Scientific Committee 1 is a standing committee of the NCRP charged with the formulation of basic radiation protection criteria. The Committee is actively engaged in the development of a radiation protection system based on risk. The average annual risk of mortality associated with employment in safe industries is being used by the Committee as the guideline for developing recommendations for the maximum annual risk of mortality for occupational radition exposure. Levels of risk associated with external whole body exposure, partial body exposure, internal exposure and the methodology for the summation of these risks are also being addressed by the Committee. The Committee plans to draft four reports over the next few years. These will cover 1 exposure limits, 2 the philosophical basis of a radiation protection system based on risk, 3 site-specific risk coefficients, and 4 implementation of a radiation protection system based on risk. The report on exposure limits, Recommendations On Exposure Limits, will enter the Councils review process during the summer of 1985.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE