Radon in the Workplace
A Guide for Building Owners and Managers
This guide offers guidance on practical measures for reducing radon levels in workplaces. It is aimed principally at employers and those who control buildings used for work purposes. The guidance should also be of interest and assistance to surveyors and builders concerned with specifying and carrying out the necessary remedial measures, and environmental health officers and health and safety inspectors policing legislation. Guidance is provided to help non-professionals identify different types of building construction, how to test a building for radon and practical solutions to reduce radon levels if they exceed acceptable levels. It aims to provide practical cost effective solutions that will reduce indoor radon levels sufficiently to enable the employer to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work act and Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999.
Table of Contents
1. Radon and its Health Effects 2. Legislation: Employer's Responsibility in the Workplace 3. Measurement of Radon in the Workplace 4. Identifying the Problem 5. Background Information 6. Construction Survey of the Property 7. Choosing a Solution 8. Who Should Carry out the Survey of the Building and Installation of Remedial Work? 9. Retesting for Radon 10. Additional Protection for Landfill Gas 11. New Buildings, extensions and Major Alterations and Conversion Works 12. Useful Reading and Addresses 13. Appendix: Case Studies