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August 19, 2011

Radiation Safety in the Workplace

Recent events in Japan and elsewhere have increased the focus on radiation hazards in the workplace. Following the crippling of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant this spring, some Pacific coast residents began buying iodine pills to protect themselves from the effects of any radiation that would blow across the ocean. What they didn't realize is that, on an average day, most of us are exposed to far more radiation than they could ever expect to receive from an accident halfway across the world.

Like fire, radiation can be both a valuable tool and a serious danger. There's no need to be afraid of radiation, but it's good to develop a healthy respect for its power and to follow practices that minimize the potential danger. Read workplace radiation advice from the safety experts at Safety Management Group here, or browse Radiation Safety signs here.

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