Submit an incident
If you would like to submit an incident report for inclusion on OTHEA, download the questionnaire, complete it and send it to: Peter.email@example.com or Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exposure during industrial radiography that causes an annual regulatory limit to be exceeded
- Incident in a brachytherapy operating room with I-125
- Exposure of three people following the blocking of a fluoroscopy pedal with an ultrasound scanner
- Ruptures de canalisation d'effluents radioactifs ayant conduit à des fuites dans des locaux où exercent des travailleurs
- Contamination during repackaging of an iodine capsule
WHO OTHEA IS FOR?
OTHEA is intended to be of use to:
* Persons working with ionising radiation sources in industry, education and research, and in the medical and veterinary field,
* Radiation Protection Experts, Advisers, Officers and Supervisors,
* Other parties with an interest in radiation incidents, such as occupational heath doctors, safety officers, etc.
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Check the reports
You are free to use and disseminate the reports, for example as part of a programme of radiation protection training. However, please ensure that you acknowledge OTHEA as the source.
If you notice something wrong in a report, please contact us. We are also interested by your feedback on the use of the reports.
What is an incident?
For OTHEA, incidents reports are selected on the basis of the value of sharing the lessons learned. Therefore, a broad variety of incidents may be included: not just incidents and accidents, but also any situation, event, behaviour or anomaly with the potential to cause an unplanned radiation exposure, or a significant decrease in the existing standard of radiation protection. This could include "near misses", contamination spills (whether people wer exposed or not) as well as more serious radiological incidents. OTHEA does not include nuclear, or nuclear-related, incidents.