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Radiation protection practitioner

Radiation protection practitioners use scientific techniques and equipment to measure and monitor radiation, assess risks, and ensure the safety of the workplace, the general public and the environment, working within both nuclear and non-nuclear industries.

You will give advice and guidance about the possible hazards of ionising radiation, such as x-rays, as well as radioactive materials and waste. This can include advising about legal requirements and making recommendations for design improvements. Some practitioners also advise on non-ionising matters, such as radar, mobile phone mast, laser, and ultraviolet light radiation.

You may work within a particular area, such as:

  • industry
  • medicine
  • regulation
  • research
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being
SDG Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG Goal 15: Life on land

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021