Radiation work is regulated, apart from the Work Environment Act, by special legislation, the Radiation Protection Act (SFS 2018:396) and Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) regulations. They specify the overall requirements of radiation protection organization, authorization, justification, competence / training and quality assurance, which is a prerequisite for good Radiation Safety culture and practice.
The Radiation Safety Handbook and its main document, the Radiation Safety Guidelines at Region Östergötland and Linköping University, provide the support documents for radiation protection managers and staff working with ionizing radiation for the implementation of radiation safety regulations.
For those laboratories that hold a Local Authorization, their contact person has to ensure that a full copy of the Radiation Safety Handbook, together with local appendices is available in the laboratory. See Appendix 3 The Local Radiation Safety Handbook.
The Radiation Safety Handbook is available, together with additional material, at this website
This document is available in four versions:
- Web based in Swedish
- Web based in English (this version)
- Electronic document (pdf) in Swedish
- Electronic document (pdf) in English
If discrepancies would occur, the web based Swedish version is valid.
Last updated: 2021-05-24