CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection Programs, 2nd Edition, is unique in that it offers practical guidance for managing various aspects of radiation protection programs ranging from the daily operation of a health physics office to the preparation of radiation experts for court appearances as professional witnesses. The book also covers such topics as organization and management of nonionizing radiation safety programs (with special emphasis on laser safety programs) and management of radioactive waste, personnel monitoring programs, radiation accident victims, internal exposure, relative radiotoxicity and radiation therapy patients. Other chapters discuss handling radiation accidents and education and training requirements for radiation protection. Legal aspects covered in the book include the history of radiation court cases, legal implications of record keeping, and preparation for court appearances.
CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection Programs, 2nd Edition will be a valuable reference resource for medical and health physicists, industrial hygienists, physicians, nuclear engineers, radiation protection regulators, radiation emergency management agents, radiation safety committees, and managers of facilities using ionizing and nonionizing radiation sources.
Table of Contents
Organization and Management of a Radiation Safety Office (Steven H. King and Rodger W. Granlund). Organization and Management of a Nonionizing Radiation Safety Program (Zorach R. Glaser). Organization and Management of a Laser Safety Program (Kelly L. Classic). Management of Low-Level Radioactive Waste (John R. Vincenti). Management of Monitoring Programs (R. Craig Yoder). Management of Radiation Therapy Patients (Donald E. Velkley). Management of Emergency Care for Radiation Accident Victims (Mary Ellen Berger and Robert C. Ricks). Evaluation and Control of Internal Radiation Exposures on the Basis of Committed Dose Equivalent (Kenneth W. Skrable). Properly Relating Radiation Protection Requirements to Relative Radiotoxicity and Risk (Allen Brodsky). Radiation Emergency Planning - Damage, Evaluation, and Control Procedures (Robert G. Gallaghar). Planning for and Management of Radiation Accidents (Sydney W. Porter, Jr.). Emergency Response Decisions in the Planning Process - Predetermined Conditions for Predetermined Actions (James A. Martin, Jr.). Accident Consequence Projection (Thomas J. McKenna and Joseph G. Giitter). Education and Training in Radiation Protection (Allen Brodsky, Phyllis L. Brodsky, and Kenneth L. Mossman). Education and Training for Radiation Protection in Nuclear Power Plants (Charles A. Willis). Requirements and Preparation for Passing the American Board of Health Physics Certification Examinations (Charles A. Willis). Education and Training of Radiologic Technologists (Dolores A. Thomas). Summary of Experience in Radiation Litigation (Vincent P. Collins). Legal Aspects of Health Physics Record Keeping (Donald E. Jose). Preparing for Court Appearances (Donald E. Jose). Radiological Controls Documentation in Radiation Injury Litigation (Gordon M. Lodde).