An important element in the activities of health physicists who are responsible for the safety of personnel and the general public is the measurement of radiation from various sources, including reactors, radiation-generating machines and radioactive sources used in industry and in the medical diagnosis and treatment of patients. To be meaningful, these measurements must be made using instruments and sources that are not only traceable to a national standards laboratory (e.g., NIST) but also must be performed by competent personnel using appropriate technical standards and procedures designed to ensure the calibration results meet required uncertainty.
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Talk given by Daniel Van Dalsem, James Tarzia; Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products, Radiation Safety & Control Services. Worth 4 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm