Radiation risk management at DOE accelerator facilities

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The DOE accelerator contractors have been discussing among themselves and with the Department how to improve radiation safety risk management. This activity-how to assure prevention of unplanned high exposures-is separate from normal exposure management, which historically has been quite successful. The ad-hoc Committee on the Accelerator Safety Order and Guidance [CASOG], formed by the Accelerator Section of the HPS, has proposed a risk- based approach, which will be discussed. Concepts involved are risk quantification and comparison (including with non-radiation risk), passive and active (reacting) protection systems, and probabilistic analysis. Different models of risk management will be presented, and the changing ... continued below

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Dyck, O.B. van January 1, 1997.

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The DOE accelerator contractors have been discussing among themselves and with the Department how to improve radiation safety risk management. This activity-how to assure prevention of unplanned high exposures-is separate from normal exposure management, which historically has been quite successful. The ad-hoc Committee on the Accelerator Safety Order and Guidance [CASOG], formed by the Accelerator Section of the HPS, has proposed a risk- based approach, which will be discussed. Concepts involved are risk quantification and comparison (including with non-radiation risk), passive and active (reacting) protection systems, and probabilistic analysis. Different models of risk management will be presented, and the changing regulatory environment will also be discussed..

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000941

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  • 30. midyear topical meeting of the Health Physics Society, San Jose, CA (United States), 5-8 Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE97000941
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3418
  • Report No.: CONF-970134--16
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 420376
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685304

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Dyck, O.B. van. Radiation risk management at DOE accelerator facilities, article, January 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685304/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.