Aspects of harmonisation of individual monitoring for external radiation in Europe: conclusions of a eurados action

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  • V. Kamenopoulou
  • J.W.E. van Dijk
  • P. Ambrosi
  • T. Bolognese-Milsztajn
  • C.M. Castellani
  • L. Currivan
  • R. Falk
  • E. Fantuzzi
  • M. Figel
  • J. Garcia Alves
  • M. Ginjaume
  • H. Janzekovic
  • D. Kluszczynski
  • M.A. Lopez
  • M. Luszik-Bhadra
  • P. Olko
  • H. Roed
  • H. Stadtmann
  • E. Vartiainen
  • W. Wahl
  • A. Weeks
  • C. Wernli

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Following the publication of the EU Council Directive 96/29, EURADOS coordinated two working groups (WGs) for promoting the process of harmonisation on individual monitoring of occupationally exposed persons in Europe. An overview of the major findings of the second WG is presented. Information on the technical and quality stands and on the accrditation and approval procedures has been compiled. The catalogue of dosimetric services has been updated and extended. An overview of national regulations and standards for protection from radon and other natural sources in workplaces has been made, attempting to combine the results from individual monitoring for external, internal and workplace monitoring. A first status description of the active personal dosemetes, including legislative and technical information, and their implementation has been made. The importance of practical factors on the uncertainty in the dose measurement has been estimated. Even if a big progress has been made towards harmonisation, there is still work to be done.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2006


  • harmonisation, individual, monitoring, external radiation, Europe, conclusion, Eurados

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