SI Units and Homeland Security


G. Anastas


The Health Physics Society Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security met on 19 June 2002 at the Society's Annual Meeting in Tampa and discussed which units, SI or Traditional, to use for the Society training and assistance in Homeland Security. Although there are benefits and detriments with using SI units in training of First Responders, the members in attendance elected to use Traditional Units. This matter points out the need to view training from the perspective of the person receiving the training, not from the perspective of the trainer.


This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Radiological Incidents, Part 1 Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.

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