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As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)

ALARA is, "making every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to radiation as far below the dose limits in this part as is practical consistent with the purpose for which the licensed activity is undertaken, taking into account the state of technology, the economics of improvements in relation to state of technology, the economics of improvements in relation to benefits to the public health and safety, and other societal and socioeconomic considerations, and in relation to utilization of nuclear energy and licensed materials in the public interest."

Source: Standards For Protection Against Radiation, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 Ed., 10 CFR 20, 1 Jan 14.

ABC’s of Radiation Safety

Learn your ABCs for a radiation safety culture and how to apply them regularly. 

Avoidance: Use protective clothing and shielding screens

Behavior: Watch your habits when near radiation

Control: Know and control your X-ray exposure

Download the ABCs infographic and share with your peers!

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You should be committed to incorporating ALARA into your daily work routine to reduce radiation exposure. As technology advances and increasingly sophisticated techniques are used it is hard to keep up. Learn more about this important topic and how the RaySafe i3 can help.

Watch the ALARA Radiation Safety Principles video now! 


Looking for more information? On our website you can find several blogs related to ALARA, the RaySafe i3, real-time dosimetry and more. 

Read more about ALARA and how you can protect yourself. 

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Keyword Glossary

When disucssing ALARA, we believe there are there are a few key terms that industry professionals should be aware of. Download the glossary to keep your staff informed and up-to-date.


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