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Radonova launches new software to simplify radon measurement during working hours

To simplify radon measurement in workplaces, Radonova has developed new software which works with radon instruments to make it easier to measure and analyze radon levels during the working day. “There is increased demand for both accredited long-term measurements at workplaces and radon measurements during working hours. In order to quickly obtain an annual average value and meet this need,…
Thomas Chauvin
August 18, 2020
MeasurementWorkplace

Six steps for a radon free environment.

Since 1974 the Health and Safety at Work Act has required employers to take responsibility for the safety of employees and the public in the UK. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Act were implemented to reinforce the HS@WA. The legislation requires risk assessments to identify significant risks in the workplace (including employees working from home) and carry…
Thomas Chauvin
January 14, 2020
MeasurementWorkplace

New calculator simplifies radon measurement in the workplace

To coincide with the start of the radon measurement season, Radonova has launched a web application that makes it easier to calculate how many radon detectors are required to measure radon in the workplace. Due to national radiation protection laws which were introduced across Europe in 2018, there is now a legal requirement to measure radon levels in workplaces. The…
Thomas Chauvin
November 5, 2019
MeasurementWorkplace

Canon Business Center Conducts Reliable and Effective Radon Measurement in the Workplace

In order to comply with the EU's new Radiation Protection Directive, a new Radiation Protection Act came into force in 2018. This means that for the first time, the issue of exposure and measurement of radon in both workplaces and homes is included in different European countries Radiation Protection Acts. We met Canon's sales manager Mats Sonesson at their Uppsala…
Thomas Chauvin
October 15, 2019
MeasurementWorkplace

How many radon detectors are needed to measure a workplace?

Since the EU's new radiation protection directive (2013/59/Euratom) came into force in 2018, it is mandatory that employers should be aware of radon levels in the workplace. The new directive has entailed new national laws in member states, which has resulted in an increasing number of workplaces measuring radon levels. However, at the same time, there is a lack of…
Thomas Chauvin
July 1, 2019
NewsWorkplace

Finland ahead of the rest of Europe

Radon measurement in the workplace is commonplace It’s not just in school education that Finland is ahead of the rest of Europe. When it comes to measuring radon in workplaces, they are a step ahead there too. Measuring radon in Finnish workplaces has been commonplace for a number of years for Radonova’s partner Suomen radonhallinta.   Even before the new Radiation…
Karl Nilsson
March 13, 2019
Workplace

Johan Olsson leads Radonova’s work to measure radon in workplaces

“It’s time the new Radiation Protection Act for workplaces was taken seriously” Sweden’s new Radiation Protection Act came into force on 1 June 2018. Now the country’s employers have to be aware of the radon levels in our workplaces. Employers also have to take action that may reasonably be required to tackle radon levels over the hygienic limit value of…
Christine Bolster
February 13, 2019
MeasurementWorkplace

Radon can be a health risk in ordinary workplaces

Workplace radon is a so-called “inert" gas that emits ionising radiation, which means that radon is radioactive. Therefore it is also a potent risk. Ionising radiation can cause damage to cells, which in turn leads to illnesses such as cancer. Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer that can be caused by radon. Radon gas is an element…
Christine Bolster
December 14, 2018
MeasurementWorkplace

Guide to radon monitoring in the workplace

Under the EU Radiation Protection Directive, 2013/59/Euratom, which entered into force in February 2018, employers must determine the radon concentrations in the workplace and take appropriate measures to address radon levels above the national limit for radon. With the introduction of the new Directive, questions often arise as to how radon monitoring in the workplace should be handled. How do…
Christine Bolster
November 30, 2018