In Australia, skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers each year and UV radiation from the sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. With high UV radiation year-round in many parts of Australia, people who regularly work outside face a higher risk of developing cancer from sun exposure.
The OSL measures potential occupational doses from gamma radiation and X‑rays. They are typically used in industries such as diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, chiropractic, veterinary, dental and nuclear medicine.
ARPANSA respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their cultures, and to Elders past and present.