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Position Statements of the Health Physics Society

Position statements of the Health Physics Society (HPS) are prepared by or under the direction of the Scientific and Public Issues Committee (S&PIC) and approved by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws and Rules of the Society. The S&PIC is comprised of five members—the immediate past president (chair), president, president-elect, and two most recent president emeriti.

Position statements are prepared after an official position has been approved by the Board of Directors. They are the positions that the HPS takes on a topic. Positions are concise declarations regarding an issue relevant to radiation safety.

The position statement [PS] and background information document [BI] numbers indicate the sequential number [XXX] and revision number [-X] of the document. Expired (removed from active status due to being overcome by events), superseded (replaced by a later revision), and deleted (removed by Board action) position statements are available for the information of Society members only.

The following Health Physics Society position statements are portable document format files in alphabetical order by topic or in descending numerical order by statement number.

The "Date" column refers to the date of original issue, of current revision, or of statement reaffirmation, whichever is the most recent action.

The "Background Info?" column links to an accompanying document with greater discussion and information about the position statement where it exists.

Alphabetical Order by Topic

 

Topic Title Number Date Background Info?
Clearance of Materials Clearance of Materials Having Surface or Internal Radioactivity (147,001 bytes) PS012-2 July 2007 No
Compensation Compensation for Diseases that Might Be Caused by Radiation Must Consider the Dose (135,920 bytes) PS014-0 March 2001 No
CT Use Whole-Body Computerized Tomography Screening Should Not Be Performed (38,506 bytes) PS018-0 July 2007 No
Human Capital Crisis Human Capital Crisis in Radiation Safety (149,379 bytes) PS015-3 September 2013 No
Low-Level Waste Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Needs a Complete and Coordinated Overhaul (129,526 bytes) PS009-2 September 2005 Yes
Patient Release Release of Patients Treated with Therapeutic Quantities of Radiopharmaceuticals and Sealed Sources (133,870 bytes) PS027-0 March 2012 No
Protective Action Guides Guidance for Protective Actions Following a Radiological Terrorist Event (144,019 bytes) PS019-0 January 2004 Yes
Radiation Exposure of Public Intentional Nonmedical Radiation Exposure of the Public (93,483 bytes) PS028-0 July 2012 No
Radiological Quantities Exclusive Use of SI Units to Express Radiological Quantities (257,155 bytes) PS025-0 February 2012 No
Radon Update on Perspectives and Recommendations on Indoor Radon (153,328 bytes) PS002-1 October 2009 Yes
Risk Radiation Risk in Perspective (142,464 bytes) PS010-2 July 2010 No
Risk Assessment Uncertainty in Risk Assessment (158,769 bytes) PS008-2 February 2013 No
Safety Culture Radiation Safety Culture (127,290 bytes) PS026-0 February 2012 No
Security Screening Use of Ionizing Radiation for Security Screening Individuals (89,772 bytes) PS017-1 December 2009 No
Source Security Continued Federal and State Action Is Needed for Better Control of Radioactive Sources (46,152 bytes) PS021-0 January 2006 No
Spent Nuclear Fuel Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (24,953 bytes) PS022-1 June 2007 No
Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Engagement (220,929 bytes) PS024-0 January 2010 No
Standards - Compatibility Compatibility in Radiation-Safety Regulations (40,389 bytes) PS004-1 July 2007 No
Standards - Occupational Occupational Radiation Safety Standards and Regulations Are Sound (90,399 bytes) PS013-1 July 2010 Yes
Standards - Public Ionizing Radiation Safety Standards for the General Public (130,302 bytes) PS005-3 February 2009 Yes

Numerical Order by Statement Number (descending)

Topic Title Number Date Background Info?
Radiation Exposure of Public Intentional Nonmedical Radiation Exposure of the Public (93,483 bytes) PS028-0 July 2012 No
Patient Release Release of Patients Treated with Therapeutic Quantities of Radiopharmaceuticals and Sealed Sources (133,870 bytes) PS027-0 March 2012 No
Safety Culture Radiation Safety Culture (127,290 bytes) PS026-0 February 2012 No
Radiological Quantities Exclusive Use of SI Units to Express Radiological Quantities (257,155 bytes) PS025-0 February 2012 No
Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Engagement (220,929 bytes) PS024-0 January 2010 No
Spent Nuclear Fuel Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (24,953 bytes) PS022-1 June 2007 No
Source Security Continued Federal and State Action Is Needed for Better Control of Radioactive Sources (46,152 bytes) PS021-0 January 2006 No
Protective Action Guides Guidance for Protective Actions Following a Radiological Terrorist Event (144,019 bytes) PS019-0 January 2004 Yes
CT Use Whole-Body Computerized Tomography Screening Should Not Be Performed (38,506 bytes) PS018-0 July 2007 No
Security Screening Use of Ionizing Radiation for Security Screening Individuals (89,772 bytes) PS017-1 December 2009 No
Human Capital Crisis Human Capital Crisis in Radiation Safety (149,379 bytes) PS015-3 September 2013 No
Compensation Compensation for Diseases that Might Be Caused by Radiation Must Consider the Dose (135,920 bytes) PS014-0 March 2001 No
Standards - Occupational Occupational Radiation Safety Standards and Regulations Are Sound (90,399 bytes) PS013-1 July 2010 Yes
Clearance of Materials Clearance of Materials Having Surface or Internal Radioactivity (147,001 bytes) PS012-2 July 2007 No
Risk Radiation Risk in Perspective (142,464 bytes) PS010-2 July 2010 No
Low-Level Waste Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Needs a Complete and Coordinated Overhaul (129,526 bytes) PS009-2 September 2005 Yes
Risk Assessment Uncertainty in Risk Assessment (158,769 bytes) PS008-2 February 2013 No
Standards - Public Ionizing Radiation Safety Standards for the General Public (130,302 bytes) PS005-3 February 2009 Yes
Standards - Compatibility Compatibility in Radiation Safety Regulations (40,389 bytes) PS004-1 July 2007 No
Radon Update on Perspectives and Recommendations on Indoor Radon (184,970 bytes) PS002-1 October 2009 Yes