READ: TLD vs OSL: Which Dosimeter Technology is Right for You?
If you’re starting a new dosimetry program or making changes to an existing one, you might be comparing various types of dosimeters and wondering what the difference between TLD and OSL is. In this article, we break down the four most important features to examine when purchasing radiation badges and how those features can guide you to the correct choice.
WATCH: How to Correctly Wear a Dosimeter
Wearing a dosimeter correctly – and every time – is a vital part of working with ionizing radiation. Regular exposure to radiation can be hazardous without proper dose tracking and monitoring.
There are specific locations on the body where a dosimeter is worn, and they may differ if you’re wearing an apron. Click to make sure you and your team are wearing them correctly!
LEARN: What Does ALARA Mean and Why Is It So Important?
Numerous occupations require the use of ionizing radiation to effectively complete essential tasks, but exposure to such radiation poses a hazard to these workers over time. Thus, ALARA safety protocols were established to protect professionals who utilize ionizing radiation by limiting their exposure to it. Read about the three principles of ALARA and how to reduce dose levels.