Optimization of Radiation Protection: ALARA, A Practical Guidebook

Sylvain Andresz, Sotiris Economides, Frank Hardeman, Cristina Nuccetelli, Serena Risica, Caroline Schieber, Annemarie SCHMITT-HANNIG , Fernand VERMEERSCH

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In 2009, the European ALARA Network created a Working Group on ALARA Culture. The objective of the working group is to maintain and further developahigh level of radiation protection by promoting ALARA culture in all fields of application, implementing the ALARA principle into practice, and analysing feedback from implementing ALARA in various sectors.As part of ALARA culture dissemination, the Working Group has written this practical guidebook on optimization of radiation protection (herein called “the Guidebook”), to be used by radiation protection professionals or other stakeholders involved in the ALARA processes.The members of the Working Groupwho contributed to the production of this Guidebook are:-Sylvain ANDRESZ(CEPN, France),-Sotiris ECONOMIDES (EEAE, Greece),-Frank HARDEMAN (SCK•CEN, Belgium),-Cristina NUCCETELLI (ISS, Italy),-Serena RISICA (retired from ISS, Italy),-Caroline SCHIEBER (CEPN, France),-Annemarie SCHMITT-HANNIG (BfS, Germany), -Fernand VERMEERSCH (SCK•CEN, Belgium).The Working Group Members wish to thank all those who helpedin the production of thisbook, providing advice, examples, and psychological support. They particularly thankMr Peter Shaw, MsHelena Janzekovicand the members of the European ALARA Network Steering Group. A special thanks goes also toMs PenelopeAllisy and Ms Julie Gilchrist, who conducted the comprehensive review ofthe Guidebook.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCEPN 28, Rue de la Redoute -92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses -France
PublisherEuropean ALARA Network Edition
Commissioning bodyWorking Group on ALARA Culture
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9569796-0-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameEuropean ALARA Network Edition
PublisherEuropean ALARA Network


  • Radiation protection
  • Optimization


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