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Protection from Ionising Radiation (5 Parts)

Synopsis
A series of five programmes about safety measures as laid down by EEC directives,
intended for all those whose everyday work brings them into contact with ionising radiation

1. The Scientific Background (1985) Covers the basic scientific concepts necessary to understand radiation safety and protection. Introduces the concept of ionising radiation in terms of natural and everyday phenomena. Gives a brief description of the physics involved, assesses the penetrating powers of different radiations, describes biological effects on people, and finally points the way towards achieving radiation protection in practice.
2. Unites Used in Radiation Protection (1984) Describes what is measured (activity, energy, exposure, absorbed dose, dose equivalent) and the units used for such measurements - knowledge of these terms being essential to safe protection.
3. Principal Types of Hazard (1984) Describes the external hazard: fields of radiation, beams of radiation; the internal hazard, with special reference to ingestion, inhalation, penetration through the skin and absorption through the skin; surface contamination, with special reference to the significance of radioactive particulates and radioactive gases; and the relative risks from the common radiations with regard to the external hazard and the internal hazard.
4. Protection from the External Radiation Hazard (1983) Protection against the external radiation hazard in terms of shielding, distance and time. Discusses each of these concepts in both theoretical and practical terms.
5. Measuring the External Hazard (1984) Explains how the limitations of measuring equipment determine the choice of specific measuring instruments and how the various measuring instruments work, with some reference to the processes involved. Gives guidance on undertaking a survey of the external radiation hazard and explains the value of professional advice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1985
Availability
Sale
Notes
Each part is also available to buy separately for £55.00 (+ P&P)
Documentation
Accompanying teaching notes.
Uses
All personnel working wherever ionising radiation is used - industry, medicine, research and education.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
industrial health & safety; nuclear radiation; safety measures

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£225.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20, 20, 18, 22, 31 min.
Year
2014

Sections

Title
Scientific background, The
Synopsis
1 (1985) (AVRC UP336): Covers the basic scientific concepts necessary to understand radiation safety and protection. Introduces the concept of ionising radiation in terms of natural and everyday phenomena. Gives a brief description of the physics involved

Title
Units used in radiation protection
Synopsis
2 (1984) (AVRC UP337): Describes what is measured (activity, energy, exposure, absorbed dose, dose equivalent) and the units used for such measurements - knowledge of these terms being essential to safe protection.

Title
Principal types of hazard
Synopsis
3 (1984) (AVRC UP338): Describes the external hazard: fields of radiation, beams of radiation; the internal hazard, with special reference to ingestion, inhalation, penetration through the skin and absorption through the skin

Title
Protection from the external radiation hazard
Synopsis
4 (1983) (AVRC UP339): Protection against the external radiation hazard in terms of shielding, distance and time. Discusses each of these concepts in both theoretical and practical terms.

Title
Measuring the external hazard
Synopsis
5 (1984) (AVRC UP340): Explains how the limitations of measuring equipment determine the choice of specific measuring instruments and how the various measuring instruments work, with some reference to the processes involved. Gives guidance on undertaking

Production Company

Name

Sheffield University Television

Notes
Now: University of Sheffield, Learning Media Unit (5/00)

Sponsor

Name

Commission of European Communities, Directorate-General: Envrionment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection, Radiation Protection Division

Distributor

Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=114 External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
LeTS holds a back catalogue of high quality educational video programmes it has produced, all of which are available in DVD format. The 100+ titles cover most academic subject areas and contain valuable sequences in the form of animations and demonstrations. The DVDs are available to purchse from the university’s online store.

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