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Dive into the specifics of radiation safety in healthcare settings. Learn about best practices for radiological protection in medical diagnostics, radiation therapy, and patient care.

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9 Reasons RDC’s New Digital Radiation Dosimeter Is Right for Your Organization arrow

March 5, 2024

9 Reasons RDC’s New Digital Radiation Dosimeter Is Right for Your Organization We’re excited to introduce our newest dosimetry solution,…

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How to Choose the Right Personal Radiation Monitor arrow

May 10, 2024

How to Choose the Right Personal Radiation Monitor Explore which personal radiation monitor is most effective for specific settings so…

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Which Personal X-Ray Dosimeter Is Right For Your Organization? arrow

May 3, 2024

Which Personal X-Ray Dosimeter Is Right For Your Organization? Reviewed by Chris Passmore, CHP Discover the best personal X-ray dosimeter…

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How to Get an Xray Badge for Radiation Monitoring  arrow

April 17, 2024

Learn how to easily obtain an Xray badge for radiation monitoring and ensure the safety of your workplace. ...

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When Is an X Ray Badge Required? arrow

April 9, 2024

When Is an X Ray Badge Required? Reviewed by Chris Passmore, CHP Understand the importance of an x ray badge…

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Best Practices for Wearing and Maintaining an X Ray Badge arrow

April 4, 2024

Best Practices for Wearing and Maintaining an X Ray Badge Reviewed by Chris Passmore, CHP Discover the essential tips and…

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What Is an X Ray Dosimeter? arrow

April 2, 2024

What Is an X Ray Dosimeter? Understand what an x ray dosimeter is, why they’re important in radiation monitoring, and…

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Dosimeters and their Differences: Active, Passive, and Digital Dosimeters arrow

March 6, 2024

Dosimeters and their Differences: Active, Passive, and Digital Dosimeters  There are many different types of radiation dosimeters available for use…

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What is a Digital Dosimeter and is it Right for You? arrow

March 6, 2024

What is a Digital Dosimeter and is it Right for You? Technological advancements have made the range of dosimeter solutions…

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How To Choose the Best Personal Radiation Detector for Each Employee arrow

October 17, 2023

How To Choose the Best Personal Radiation Detector for Each Employee If you have employees that work with – or…

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Handheld X-Ray Units: Dental Office Radiation Monitoring Requirements arrow

August 22, 2023

Handheld X-Ray Units: Dental Office Radiation Monitoring Requirements  X-rays are a daily occurrence for both staff and patients in the…

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The Evolution of Radiation Safety: A History of X-Ray Badges arrow

July 20, 2023

The Evolution of Radiation Safety: A History of X-Ray Badges Since its discovery in 1895, radiation has revolutionized both science…

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The Importance of Radiation Badges for Dental Offices arrow

July 12, 2023

The Importance of Radiation Badges for Dental Offices When it comes to dentistry, x-rays are a daily occurrence for both…

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Who’s Who: 8 Radiation Companies Providing Dosimetry Solutions arrow

June 8, 2023

Who’s Who: 8 Radiation Companies Providing Dosimetry Solutions Ionizing radiation is a danger in many occupational settings, which makes diversified…

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Dosimeter 101: Instructions on Radiation Badge Use arrow

May 16, 2023

Dosimeter 101: Instructions on Radiation Badge Use Radiation badges are an incredibly important piece of occupational safety for many workers.…

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Radiation Badges To Use Based On Your Specific Work Needs arrow

May 15, 2023

Radiation Badges To Use Based On Your Specific Work Needs There are many different types of dosimeters on the market…

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Your Complete Guide: Materials That Block Radiation arrow

April 24, 2023

Your Complete Guide: Materials That Block Radiation While radiation is constantly present both in our environment (natural background radiation) and…

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TLD vs. OSL Dosimeter – Instruments of Passive Dosimetry arrow

April 21, 2023

TLD vs. OSL Dosimeter – Instruments of Passive Dosimetry Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) and Optically Stimulated Luminescent dosimeters (OSL) are the…

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Radiation Badge 101: Everything You Need To Know arrow

April 13, 2023

Radiation Badge 101: Everything You Need To Know At RDC, we are in the business of providing dosimetry solutions to…

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Evaluate Your Needs: What to Look for Before Getting a Dosimeter arrow

April 10, 2023

Evaluate Your Needs: What to Look for Before Getting a Dosimeter There are a multitude of radiation dosimeters on the…

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5 Critical Facts About OSL Dosimeters arrow

March 31, 2023

5 Critical Facts About OSL Dosimeters You’ve probably noticed that you’re hearing more and more about OSL dosimeters these days.…

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X-Ray Safety Guidelines Explained arrow

March 24, 2023

X-Ray Safety Guidelines Explained  When it comes to x-ray safety, there are guidelines put in place by governing bodies that…

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The Use of Protective Aprons & Shields as a Radiation Safety Measure arrow

March 22, 2023

The Use of Protective Aprons & Shields as a Radiation Safety Measure Protective aprons and shields have long been one…

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Alpha Particles, Beta Particles, and Gamma Rays – Common Types of Radiation arrow

March 2, 2023

Alpha Particles, Beta Particles, and Gamma Rays – Common Types of Radiation The four common types of radiation include alpha…

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Time, Distance, & Shielding: Key Radiation Protection Principles arrow

March 2, 2023

Time, Distance, & Shielding: Key Radiation Protection Principles Any and all exposure to ionizing radiation is dangerous. However, it’s truly…

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Radiation Safety Officers – The Linchpin of Every Radiation Safety Program arrow

February 28, 2023

Radiation Safety Officers – The Linchpin of Every Radiation Safety Program The importance of a Radiation Safety Officer (or RSO)…

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The Importance of a Radioactive Material License arrow

February 27, 2023

The Importance of a Radioactive Material License Radioactive materials can be helpful in diagnosing and/or treating illnesses and are also…

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The Importance of Proper Radiation Safety Training arrow

February 14, 2023

The Importance of Proper Radiation Safety Training Protecting your company’s personnel is of the utmost importance when you operate a…

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The Importance of a Radiation Safety Committee arrow

February 10, 2023

The Importance of a Radiation Safety Committee A Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is an integral part of the radiation safety…

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Understanding All Things Radiation Protection & Pregnancy arrow

January 12, 2023

Understanding All Things Radiation Protection & Pregnancy If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, understanding the dangers of…

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The Dangers of Radiation Exposure  arrow

January 9, 2023

The Dangers of Radiation Exposure  Exposure to high levels of radiation can cause both short-term and long-term health effects. For…

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Passive Dosimetry – What Is It, And Why Is It Important? arrow

December 13, 2022

Passive Dosimetry – What Is It, And Why Is It Important? Passive dosimetry plays a major role in the safety…

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Radiation Safety Programs: A Comprehensive Guide arrow

December 1, 2022

Radiation Safety Programs: A Comprehensive Guide An extensive radiation safety program is a crucial piece for all businesses that interact…

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Thermoluminescent Dosimeter [TLD] – Everything You Need to Know arrow

November 22, 2022

Thermoluminescent Dosimeter [TLD] – Everything You Need to Know You may have heard the acronym TLD, but what exactly does…

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Dosimetry 101: Everything You Need to Know About Radiation Dosimetry arrow

November 15, 2022

Dosimetry 101: Everything You Need to Know About Radiation Dosimetry Providing dosimetry solutions is our business, so we wanted to…

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8 Must-Know Facts About Control Dosimeters arrow

November 14, 2022

8 Must-Know Facts About Control Dosimeters Control dosimeters play an important role in calculating occupational radiation exposure, but they are…

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6 Hidden Fees That Ruin Your Dosimetry Budget (and How to Avoid Them) arrow

November 3, 2022

6 Hidden Fees That Ruin Your Dosimetry Budget (and How to Avoid Them) You signed up with a new dosimetry…

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5 Challenges Companies Face When Out Of Compliance With Their Dosimetry Program arrow

September 9, 2022

5 Challenges Companies Face When Out Of Compliance With Their Dosimetry Program Maintaining a dosimetry program is critical for all…

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Best Practices for Wearing a Radiation Dosimeter Badge arrow

February 16, 2022

Best Practices for Wearing a Radiation Dosimeter Badge Working with, or near radioactive materials can be intimidating, but there are…

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Accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

RDC has been a major supplier of dosimetry services to people whose work may expose them to radiation since 1949. These services include the distribution of various radiation protection products to and from the clients, and the analysis, reporting and record keeping of personnel dose.

Accreditation

RDC is accredited to provide dosimetry services with National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 100512-0) which is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Licensing

RDC is licensed by the State of Texas Department of State Health Services for dosimeter testing and collection / analysis of leak test (swipe) samples.

The mission of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Radiation Control Program is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Texas. They strive to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to the public through effective licensing, registration, enforcement, and emergency response.

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NVLAP Accreditation RDC is accredited to provide dosimetry services with the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) which is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NVLAP Lab Code 100512-0. Licensing RDC is licensed by the State of Texas, Department of State Health Services for TLD dosimeter testing and collection/analysis of leak test (swipe) samples. The mission of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Radiation Control Program is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Texas. They strive to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to the public through effective licensing, registration, inspection, enforcement, and emergency response.

Publication & Forms

50 State Radiation Safety Guide

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    Secrets to monitoring radiation safety
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Key Resources

Radiation safety is a critical concern across various industries, and a commitment to understanding and implementing best practices is essential to protect both workers and the public from potential harm associated with ionizing radiation.

National Council on Radiation Protection

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As a trusted authority, it conducts research, issues recommendations, and disseminates valuable information to safeguard public health and promote radiation safety across various industries. Join us in exploring the pivotal contributions of the NCRP in the field of radiation protection.

Radiological Society of North America

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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), founded in 1915, is a premier organization dedicated to advancing radiology through education, research, and innovation, uniting professionals and experts in the field to drive excellence in medical imaging worldwide.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), established in 1975, is the authority responsible for ensuring the safe use of nuclear materials and facilities in the United States.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), established in 1970, is the federal agency responsible for safeguarding the environment and public health through regulation and research.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the NIH, researches the link between environmental factors and human health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Radiation Protection

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Radiation Safety

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Culture Policy Statement

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Directory of Agreement State and Non-Agreement State Directors and State Liaison Officers

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U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 10CFR part 20-Standards for Protection Against Radiation

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Radiation Protection and the NRC

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Code of Federal Regulations

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U.S. FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

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GeoServices provided by Texas A&M University

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    Secrets to monitoring radiation safety
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