Radiation Protection for Worker- A Short Review

Authors

  • Siti Amira
  • Siti Nursyakirah
  • Nur Syafiqa

Abstract

Employee comfort and safety must be properly maintained in every workplace. Workers' safety refers to
providing safe atmospheres, equipment, and processes in the workplace to protect the overall health and
safety of employees. For radiation workers, radiation protection is critical to avoid the occurrence of
hazardous deterministic effects and lower the likelihood of the development of stochastic consequences.
This is due to the fact that onsite employees may be exposed to either artificial radiation, or naturally
occurring radioactive substances. The health consequences are determined by the amount of radiation
absorbed by the body, the kind of radiation, and the length of time the individual was exposed. A series of
solid precautions may be considered to safeguard employees from such exposure. Proper monitoring, safety
equipment, and counter measures such as shielding are some examples of precautions. Radiation protection,
referred to as radiological assurance, is characterized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
as "the insurance of individuals from hurtful impacts of openness to ionizing radiation, and the means for
accomplishing this". The reason for radiation assurance or radiation protection is to enforce a suitable
degree of security. The International Labour Organization (ILO) supports the dynamic contribution of
managers' and laborers' associations in the improvement of worldwide guidelines on word related radiation
security, as well as in the execution of the word related radiation principles, at both the public and venture
levels.
Keywords: radiation, radiation protection, worker, workplace, safety

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Siti Amira, Siti Nursyakirah, & Nur Syafiqa. (2022). Radiation Protection for Worker- A Short Review. Revelation and Science, 12(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/revival/index.php/revival/article/view/334