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Non-nuclear energy

Protection of the workplace

Fission and radiation protection

People are exposed to radiation in a wide range of occupations, for example medicine, the nuclear industry and industrial processes that result in enhanced concentration of radioactive materials in either product or the waste streams. The main objective of research in this area is to underpin radiation protection standards and their practical application in the workplace.

There is a broad focus to the workplace research including the development of improved methods and techniques for monitoring exposures from both external radiation and radioactive material taken into the body, retrospective dose assessment, the management of exposures and how they can be effectively reduced, and more fundamental research on quantities and units. Future research will focus on promoting sustainable integration of European research, in particular to ensure competence in the area is maintained and available to respond to any future need.