The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
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Training Package Feedback Register
Radiation Protection and Safety
Feedback of 7 draft units of competency in radiation protection have been developed by a working group of the Radiation Health Committee, led by Government Skills Australia. The drafts can be downloaded here, but comments on them must be provided back to GSA via their website (you will need to create an account in order to provide official comments).
The members only area of the ARPS website is now installed. Financial members of ARPS can now access this area and use it to read the society's draft documents and make comments before they are released to the public.. A tab on the top of the website called "Members Area" will appear once you log in using your user account and password.
There is currently a proposal to establish a radiation safety trainer accreditation scheme to be administered by ARPS. If you would like to read more about it and make comments, please log in and go to the Members Area.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is upping its focus on medical radiation protection by launching a scheme to log patients' X-ray dose each and every time they have an imaging examination. The agency's new radiation Smart Card project aims to provide all patients with a cumulative dose history that can be accessed from electronic health cards and/or digital hospital records.
(This article appears on the www.medicalphysicsweb.org website...a site worth subscribing to if you are interested in medical uses of radiation)
The IRPA website gets updated regularly with radiation protection news from around the world. A link to IRPA is in the "Links of interest" area, or just click here.
Two new items have just been added to the IRPA site.
The long wait is over...the draft EIS for the Olympic Dam Expansion Project is now available. The draft EIS, along with many other explanatory documents and videos, can be viewed at:
YouTube contains many Radiation Protection videos that may be of interest to ARPS members. I have inserted few examples that may interest members and give you an idea what sort of content is available from YouTube. Be aware, some work places frown on the use of YouTube and block access. However, there is a lot of educational material available on YouTube to the selective viewer.
Broadband is required to watch these videos...
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