2nd Edition

CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection Programs, Second Edition

ISBN 9780849337703
Published September 25, 1992 by CRC Press
496 Pages

USD $575.00

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Book Description

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).

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Kenneth L. Miller, M.S., CHP, is Professor of Radiology and Director, Division of Health Physics at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Since 1988 he has also been Director of the HMC/EPA/PDER Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, which performs environmental monitoring in the vicinity of the Three Mile Island Unit II. Ken received his B.S. in Education, with majors in mathematics, physics, and general science, in 1965 from the Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. In 1970 he received his M.S. degree in Hygiene, with a major in radiological health, from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is comprehensively certified in health physics by the American Board of Health Physics and in medical health physics by the American Board of Medical Physics. In 1966 Ken began his health physics career as Health Physics Assistant at the Pennsylvania State University. In 1971 he was appointed Director of Health Physics and Research Associate at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Since moving to the Hershey Medical Center he has presented over 150 papers and scientific exhibits at local, national, and international meetings, published nearly 60 papers dealing primarily with applied health physics topics, and authored/edited or co-authored 4 books and 6 booklets. He was Chairman of Task Group 6 of Scientific Committee 46 of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which developed NCRP Report No. 105, and is a member of the NCRP Scientific Committee No. 77. He serves on numerous federal, state, and local advisory committees and is a member of numerous professional societies including the Health Physics Society, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the American Nuclear Society. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Health Physics Society and the American Board of Health Physics. In 1982 he received the Elda E. Anderson Award from the Health Physics Society.