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Radiation Safety: Multimedia Library

Radiation Shielding

Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required
Ionizing radiation and shielding required (YouTube - 1:44 min) (Video)
Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required
Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required (Illustration)
Factors that Decrease Radiation from Exposure: Time, Distance, Shielding
Factors that decrease radiation from exposure: time, distance, shielding (Illustration)
Radiation shielding
Radiation shielding (Illustration)
Radiation shielding
Radiation shielding (Animation)

Radiation Survey Equipment

Radiation detection devices
Radiation detection devices (Photo)
External contamination screening with survey equipment
Using hand-held radiation survey equipment (YouTube - 19:02 min) (Video)
External contamination screening with ionizing chamber
Using ionizing chambers (YouTube - 2:50 min) (Video)
External contamination screening with alpha scintillator
Using alpha scintillators (YouTube - 3:54 min) (Video)
Personal dosimeter
Personal dosimeters (Photo)
How to perform a survey for radiation contamination
How to perform a survey for radiation contamination (Illustration)
Body chart for recording result of radiation survey
Body chart for recording radiation survey (Illustration)

Measuring Radiation

Becquerel
Becquerel (Animation)
Various units of dose
Various units of dose (Animations)
Unit conversion table
Unit Conversion Table (Chart)
Radiation detection devices
Radiation detection devices (Photo)
Personal dosimeter
Personal dosimeters (Photo)

Protective Actions

Emergency worker exposure guidelines in the early phase
Emergency worker exposure guidelines in the early phase (Chart)
Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned
Get inside. Stay inside.
Stay tuned. (Illustration)
Protective action guides for the public for RDD and IND incidents
Protective action guides for the public for RDD and IND incidents (Chart)

Response Zones and Protective Actions

Radiation control zones and perimeters
Response control zones and perimeters recommended by various agencies (Chart)
Initial protective action zones
Initial protective action zones in RDD incident (Illustration)
Radiation area boundaries for responding to RDD recommended by CRCPD
Definition of radiation area boundaries for responding to a RDD (Illustration)
Nuclear explosion zones of damage
Zones of damage after nuclear explosion (Illustration)
Approximate prompt and delayed fallout effects
Prompt & delayed fallout effects (Illustration)
Radiation damage zones
Damage zones after nuclear detonation (Illustration)
Time sequenced size of dangerous fallout zone
Time-sequenced size of dangerous fallout zone (Illustration)
Rapidly Shrinking Dangerous Fallout Zone after an IND Detonation
Rapidly shrinking dangerous fallout zone after an IND detonation (YouTube - 0:29 min) (Video)
Generic areas to be established by first responders recommended by IAEA
Generic areas to be established by first responders (Illustration)
Radiation protection perimeter guidelines recommended by NCRP
Radiation protection perimeter guidelines (Illustration)

Shelter-in-Place

How buildings provide shielding from a nuclear explosion
How buildings provide shielding from a nuclear explosion (Illustration)
Selecting a safe room after an IND detonation
Selecting a safe room after an IND detonation (Illustration)

Public Messages

Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned
Get inside. Stay inside.
Stay tuned. (Illustration)

Transporation Labels and Placards

Radioactive materials shipping labels and placards
Radioactive materials shipping labels and placards (Illustration)

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