06/2020: Dosimetry (H. Schoenemann)

Time: Thursday 18 June 2020 from 19:00 for 19:30
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be delivered online. More details can be found here.

TITLE: Personal Dosimetry: History and Latest Developments

Personal Dosimetry Services, as part of wider Public Health England, has been in existence in one form or another for around 50 years, but comprehensive legislation that governs working with radiation has not been around nearly as long. This talk discusses the history of nuclear regulation, the developments and improvements of different standards, and how this benefits employers and workers.

A briefing at the end will give a short update as to how Public Health England’s Personal Dosimetry Services department has been supporting the NHS and other key stakeholders during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Hugh Schönemann

Hugh Schoenemann has been working at Public Health England for the last three years. He heads up the customer services team of PHE’s Personal Dosimetry Services department, which currently supports over 5,000 client organisations across the UK and abroad. PDS is responsible for calibrating, despatching, receiving and reading over 500,000 personal dosemeters per annum across a range of industries – from the NHS, dental and veterinary, through academia and research, to general industry and its requirement for non-destructive testing. PDS also provides a Dose Record Keeping service for those workers (typically classified workers) working in elevated risk environments.

Hugh has had a 35+ year highly successful career in industry (predominantly in the IT and high-tech sectors), working both in the UK and abroad. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Bath.

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