The radiation protection knowledge and resources available today grew out of industrial, medical, defense, and research roots. Each of these have their own peculiar circumstances, their own needs, their own goals. And, their own professionals. Professionals who are trained and knowledgeable and able to perform with safety and confidence in their chosen field.
But now there is a new radiation protection need, and the professionals who will be called upon to fill it often do not have that training and that knowledge. This is the emergency response world, where most of responders will be pulled from their familiar professions and thrust into a new and dangerous environment. Thrust in during the chaos and confusion surrounding a catastrophe.
How do you, the transportation workers, the heavy equipment operators, the utility workers, the security workers, the workers from all the other specialties who will be called upon to rush in to save lives, to halt damage, to recover in the aftermath, get the training and knowledge you need protect yourself?
The information is out there. In many cases it is readily available to you. In other cases, not so readily. The purpose of this site is to provide a forum for you to find information, exchange information, develop information, and so that you are informed, and you have the confidence in your training, your knowledge, and your equipment to do your job well, and to do it safely.
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