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Strategies for optimizing staff safety in a Radiology Department (Practice Policy and Quality Initiatives)

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

“Employees in a radiology department are exposed to multiple risks, including injuries due to radiation exposure, poor ergonomics, or repetititve stress; those caused by wearing lead aprons or moving heavy equipment for portable studies; and needle sticks resulting in exposure to body fluids.  Strategies to mitigate or prevent such risks include ergonomics inititatives for radiologists and technologists, appointment of a radiation safety officer to ensure compliande with radiation dose guidelines and policies, and use of equipment that prevents exposure to body fluids.” This is an excellent review of safety issues.   (Radiographics, Oct)  Click here to read full text.

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