Radiation Safety Section
The Radiation Safety Section of the Health Protection Service helps to enforce the principles of radiation protection including the process of Justification, Optimisation and Limitation. We help to ensure that radiation exposures to workers, patients, members of the public and the environment are kept as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
In the event of an emergency, contact us 24 hours a day on (02) 9962 8612.
In this section:
We regulate the use, supply and service of ionising radiation in medical, research, and industrial applications and the safe use, transport, storage and disposal of radioactive substances. We also regulate some sources of non-ionising radiation such as solaria.
In conjunction with The Radiation Council we oversee the issuing of Radiation Licenses and the registration of Radiation Sources.
We provide scientific and technical advice to the ACT community and the Minister for Health on all ionising and non-ionising radiation safety matters in the interest of minimising health risks and protection of the environment.
To download application and notification forms please click here.
|Update: RHC release statement on reduced recommended dose limit for eye lens|
|The Radiation Health Committee has released a statement available on the ARPANSA website. |
The new recommended equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye is 20 mSv in a year, averaged over 5 years, with no single year exceeding 50 mSv. The Radiation Health Committee recommends that where practicable, radiation users commence implementing the new dose value as soon as possible.
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25 Mulley Street
Phone (02) 6205 1700
Emergency Phone 24 hours - (02) 9962 8612
Fax (02) 6205 1705