All work-related activities with radioactive substances or technical devices capable of generating ionising radiation must be carried out in accordance with the Swedish Radiation Protection Act (1988:220), the Radiation Protection Ordinance (1988:293), Regulations from the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority and Local Radiation Protection Rules.
The use of radioactive substances or technical devices capable of generating ionising radiation requires a license from the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority. Karolinska Institutet has a collective license (Dnr 2-418/2014) for the use of ionising radiation for scientific and educational purposes.
The handling and coordination of all information concerning radiation protection legislation is delegated to an expert in radiation protection with a competence and rights as specified in the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute`s General Advise on Competence of Radiation Protection Experts 2000:6.
Radiation protection organization
- The various heads of department have the comprehensive responsibility for the radiation protection in their departments
- The head of department appoints a person-in-charge within every licenced workgroup
All personnel working with ionizing radiation shall be in accordance with regulations set by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) participate in a radiation safety education
held by the employer, in this case VO Hospital Physics Karolinska University Hospital. The training shall be repeated at least every 5 years.
For more information contact Disa Åstrand. Times for the courses and registration see VO Hospital Physics Karolinska University Hospital.
Radiation protection expert: