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Radiation Safety

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Jason S. Ballard, Linn Benton Community College

Copyright Year: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781636350219

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Language: English

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Reviewed by Milton Morris, Associate Professor, Benedict College on 6/29/21

This textbook is comprehensive for its intended purposes. It is designed for a specific cohort of students who are studying radiography at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon. I found the text to contain all of the key points that I would... read more

Table of Contents

  • Unit 1: History of Radiation Safety
  • Unit 2: Ionizing Radiation & Units of Measurement
  • Unit 3: Basic Atomic Theory & Science
  • Unit 4: Radiation Types & Midterm Review
  • Unit 5: Activity, Half Life, & Half Value Layers
  • Unit 6: X-ray
  • Unit 7: Biological Effects
  • Unit 8: More Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Unit 9: Caution Signage and Detection Devices

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  • About the Book

    The purpose of this OER is to provide students with a comprehensive textbook aligned with the NDT 130 (Radiographic Testing) course as taught at Linn-Benton Community College.

    About the Contributors


    Jason S. Ballard earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Metallurgy from LBCC in 1991 and went on to earn his BS and Masters in Education from Western Oregon University.   Jason spent over 20 years as a high school manufacturing instructor before taking a positon with LBCC in 2016 as a full time NDT instructor.  Tasked with building a new NDT program and developing a progressive curriculum, Oregon OER was a perfect fit.  As the primary author of the Radiation Safety OER, Jason brought together an outstanding team to assist in the work.

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