Design and implementation of monitoring programmes for internal exposure (Project OMINEX)

Christian Hurtgen, George Etherington, G. N. Stradling, Tua Rahola, Bernard Le Guen, Jean-René Jourdain, Philippe Bérard

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    The costs of monitoring for internal exposure in the workplace are usually significantly greater than the equivalent costs for external exposure. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that resources are employed with maximum effectiveness. The EC-funded OMINEX (optimisation of monitoring for internal exposure) project is developing methods for optimising the design and implementatoin of internal exposure monitoring programmes. Current monitoring programmes are being critically reviewed, the major sources of uncertainty in assessed internal dose investigated, and guidance formulated on factors such as programme design, choice of method/techniques, monitoring intervals, and monitoring frequency. OMINEX will promote a common, harmonised approach to the design and implementation of internal dose monitoring programmes throughout the EU.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)641-644
    Number of pages4
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number1-4
    StatePublished - Jul 2003

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