Radiation Workers

FAQs Developed by the HPS

The following FAQ has been developed by our topic editors for this category:

  HPS FAQ   Workers and Security Screening

Questions Answered by HPS Experts

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Questions in this Category Are in the Following Subcategories:
  •  Pregnant Workers
  •  Miscellaneous
Pregnant Workers
Q641   –   Should a pregnant radiographer stand out during fluoroscopy?
Q1149   –   Pregnant operating room nurse
Q2736   –   Pregnant cardiologist
Q4115   –   Pregnant operating room staff
Q6116   –   Caretaker of radioactive patient
Q6118   –   Surgeon doing fluoroscopy and using technetium
Q2674   –   Cardiac lab
Q7517   –   Janitor working in labs with radioactive materials
Q8093   –   Radiation use on humans prohibited for training
Q8522   –   Monitoring sulphur-35
Q8534   –   Limitations of Varskin 3
Q9532   –   Radioactive sources in oil rig industry
Q9547   –   Regulations for badging employees in a dental practice
Q9608   –   ICU nurse exposure to bone-scan patient
Q10031   –   Safe dose
Q10251   –   Veterinary nurse
Q10451   –   Bystander effect of radiation worker
Q10496   –   Exposing minors
Q10572   –   Two TLD badges
Q10885   –   Contamination from nuclear plant worker
Q10899   –   Lead apron at veterinary clinic
Q11419   –   Nonlead aprons
Q11588   –   Radiation worker exposure without protective equipment
Q11758   –   When should workers be given instructions regarding working in the vicinity of radiation sources?
Q12010   –   ANSI/HPS N13.12-2013 applicability to workers
Q12088   –   Dosimeter correction factor when wearing lead protection
Q12114   –   Estimating effective dose from badges
Q12554   –   X-ray diffraction units and cancer
Q12680   –   Vendor is reporting beta dose for CVL/x-ray technologist

Other Useful Websites

The following website may also be useful:

  External website   Pregnant and working in medicine and worried about radiation exposure? – Mothers in Medicine Blog