Radiation Protection Series No. 12
Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (2006)*
This Radiation Protection Standard limits the occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation for artificial sources in the workplace, considered to be a controlled environment and provides guidance on minimising a person's exposure to uncontrollable sources of UVR, such as the sun.
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Printed copies of RPS No. 12 are available for purchase directly from ARPANSA at a cost of AUD$12.10 per copy (incl. GST and postage).
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Safety Guide Statement
A complimentary educational poster on UVR Health and Safety is available on request (requests should be emailed to infoarpansa.gov.au (subject: Request%20for%20UVR%20Poster) ). The poster fulfils the requirement of footnote 1 (page 7 of the Standard):
“It is planned to produce an ARPANSA Safety Guide Statement of the health effects and general information in easy to understand plain language for distribution to outdoor workers and the general public”.
Management Plans for Controlling Exposure to UV
Following are sample management plans intended to assist employers to fulfil the requirements of section 2.1 (Employer’s Duties):
"the employer must: ensure that a plan for the control of exposure to ultraviolet radiation is developed, approved, implemented and regularly reviewed, and that the workforce is consulted in the planning and review process (examples of such a plan and the minimum elements required to be in the plan are given on the ARPANSA web site www.arpansa.gov.au."
The Sample Plans tell you what you should include when writing your own sun protection plan or artificial source plan :
- Management Plan for Sun Protection - for protection against UV from the sun
- Management Plan for Artificial Sources - for protection against UV from the artificial sources of UV e.g. germicidal lamps, arc welders etc.
Supplementary Information for Sample Plans :