Radiation Protection Series No. 18

Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools

The Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools aims to provide practical advice and guidance on the use of radiation sources in Australian secondary schools and colleges. This Safety Guide contains detailed guidelines for using ionizing radiation and lasers.

Edition one of this Safety Guide was first published in 2009 as Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools - Part 1: Ionizing Radiation. This second edition incorporates Part 2: Lasers, as well as some editorial changes to Part 1.

Removal of Annex 7

In January 2015, Annex 7 - Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation and Standards for Control of Exposure, was removed from the electronic edition of RPS 18. For information on the health effects of ionising radiation, refer to RPS F-1 Fundamentals for Protection Against Ionising Radiation (2014).

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