The dose register stores the information on all workers who have undergone individual monitoring. This information is used for ensuring worker safety, among other things. Information from the dose register can only be released to authorized persons, such as the worker in question, radiation safety officer or contact person appointed for managing individual monitoring.
The dose register stores the information on all workers who have undergone individual monitoring. The results of the monitoring of working conditions (e.g. doses recorded from group dosimeters) are not stored in the register. The information remains in the register for 30 years after the radiation work has come to an end and until the worker turns (or would have turned) 75.
In the dose register, the working conditions of the persons exposed to radiation are described by the industry, radiation source and position, among others. The list of abbreviations is included in the dose register code.
Extranet service in the dose register
STUK implemented a new dose register as the official register as of 17 January 2014. The register’s extranet service provides access to the approval of yearly summaries, reports related to abnormal doses and document requests, for example.
The radiation safety officer, the person appointed by the responsible party for managing individual monitoring and the physician responsible for the medical surveillance of category A workers can now obtain access rights to the extranet service of the new dose register. The access rights can be applied for from STUK with an application form.
Obtaining information from the register
Information from the dose register is only released to persons authorized to receive it. The information can be requested by the worker in question, radiation safety officer or contact person appointed for managing individual monitoring.
A worker’s dose report and individual radiological monitoring document can be requested with a form or via the dose register extranet service. A fee according to STUK’s regulatory service price list is charged for the documents. The extranet also enables printing out a free, unofficial version of the worker’s dose report. The radiological monitoring document is an official document, which cannot be printed out.
All responsible parties receive a yearly summary of the radiation doses of the workers who work for them. The responsible party must ensure that the doses are also communicated to the worker.
Worker’s dose report and individual radiological monitoring document
The worker’s dose report can be used when reporting dose information to the physician responsible for medical surveillance, for example. The dose report includes all the data on the worker stored in the dose register.
The individual radiological monitoring document includes the worker’s doses in the past five years. The document is in English. Together with a medical certificate issued by the physician responsible for the medical surveillance, the radiological monitoring document makes up a so-called “radiation passbook”, which is required for radiation work abroad.