Harmonisation and dosimetric quality assurance in individual monitoring for external radiation
D. T. Bartlett, P. Ambrosi, C. Back, J. -M. Bordy, P. Christensen, P. A. Colgan, A. F. de Carvalho, A. Delgado, J. W. E. van Dijk, E. Fantuzzi, H. Hyvönen, L. Lindborg, H. Stadtmann, F. Vanhavere, C. Wernli and M. Zamani-Valasiadou
Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 96(1-3), pp 27-33 (2001)
EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON INDIVIDUAL MONITORING OF EXTERNAL RADIATION Workshop held in Helsinki, Finland. September 4-6 2000
The current situation amongst Member States is that there are widely differing national requirements for dosimetric services and for dosemeter performance. It is clear that with the free movement of workers within the European Union (EU) and the requirements for individual dosimetry given in Council Directive 96/29 EURATOM, a degree of harmonisation of requirements and procedures of EU Member States would be desirable. A EURADOS action group, made up of members from each of the EU Member States plus Switzerland, was set up with the overall objectives of consolidating within the EU the quality of individual monitoring using personal dosemeters and assisting movement towards harmonised procedures. An outline of the work of the action group is given and the term 'harmonisation' is discussed.