Design and implementation of monitoring programmes for internal exposure (Project OMINEX)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


  • Christian Hurtgen
  • George Etherington
  • G. N. Stradling
  • Tua Rahola
  • Bernard Le Guen
  • Jean-René Jourdain
  • Philippe Bérard

Institutes & Expert groups

  • PHE - Public Health England
  • NRPB - National Radiobiological Protection Board (part of PHE)
  • STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority - Finland
  • EDF - Electricité de France
  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique

Documents & links


The costs of monitoring for internal exposure in the workplace are usually significantly greater than the equivalent costs for external exposure. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that resources are employed with maximum effectiveness. The EC-funded OMINEX (optimisation of monitoring for internal exposure) project is developing methods for optimising the design and implementatoin of internal exposure monitoring programmes. Current monitoring programmes are being critically reviewed, the major sources of uncertainty in assessed internal dose investigated, and guidance formulated on factors such as programme design, choice of method/techniques, monitoring intervals, and monitoring frequency. OMINEX will promote a common, harmonised approach to the design and implementation of internal dose monitoring programmes throughout the EU.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-644
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003



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