Bioenvironmental Engineer's Guide to Ionizing Radiation
AIR FORCE INSPECTION AGENCY KIRTLAND AFB NM
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The AF Institute for Operational Healths predecessor organization, the USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory published a similar guide for bioenvironmental engineers BEEs in 1985, covering many of the issues important to radiation safety tasks accomplished by BEEs in the 1980s. This report updates that guide and provides significantly more detail on radioactive materials, radiation detection principles and newer detection instruments, and identification of unknown radioactive materials in accidents, incidents, and weapons of mass destruction scenarios. The guide provides examples of public and occupation dose calculations and other measurementevaluation tasks. While organized to be an encompassing document to address the vast majority of ionizing radiation issues posed to BEEs, other documents like AFIs 40-201 and 48-148, and AFM 48-125 are referenced for regulatory details. BEEs should contact consultants at the Radiation Surveillance Division AFIOHSDR for technical issues beyond the scope of this guide. This report supersedes USAFOEHL Report 85-144RI111HXA, Ionizing Radiation Guidebook for Bioenvironmental Engineers BEEs.
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products