Employee Spotlight: Simon Booth


Meet Simon Booth, Principal Radiation Advisor Introduction In my role as Principal Radiation Advisor for Radiation Services WA (RSWA), I provide technical oversight for both internal and external projects. This entails ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, developing innovative solutions to complex radiological challenges, and often navigating incident [...]

Employee Spotlight: Simon Booth2023-09-26T13:21:46+08:00

Employee Spotlight: Matt Carroll


Meet Matt Carroll, Technical Operations Manager. Matt has worked for RSWA since September 2022 and has quickly become an integral part of the Operations Team. Matt has worked as a radiation safety officer, developed radiation safety programs, and managed radiological waste for numerous organisations across a variety [...]

Employee Spotlight: Matt Carroll2023-06-22T09:53:41+08:00

When is a Radiation Safety Officer Required?


Understanding the role of the Radiation Safety Officer under WA’s new regulations The introduction in Western Australia of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHSMR) has created much uncertainty about how it will affect the management of radiation safety at mine sites. Companies have been turning to [...]

When is a Radiation Safety Officer Required?2023-06-22T10:31:02+08:00

Investigation and review begins after radioactive source is found


The radioactive capsule drama that has made headline news nationally and even internationally has finally ended. More than two weeks after the 8mm by 6mm Caesium-137 (Cs-137) radioactive capsule, or source as it is known, was lost, it was finally located on Wednesday 1 February by search teams 74km [...]

Investigation and review begins after radioactive source is found2023-02-03T09:23:47+08:00

Missing Radioactive Source in Western Australia


As you may have heard, a radioactive source has gone missing in Western Australia.  Firstly, we can assure you that RSWA was not involved in any part of this event. Also, we won’t speculate as to how this event has happened.  We are in the business of sharing information and [...]

Missing Radioactive Source in Western Australia2023-02-01T10:10:47+08:00

The rise of EVs turns attention to NORM safety requirements


New technologies inevitably spark new forms of exploration. Most recently, the rising interest in electric vehicles has led to more exploration applicants hoping to take advantage of the demand for the rare earth materials used in EV batteries. These include chemical elements such as dysprosium and lithium as well [...]

The rise of EVs turns attention to NORM safety requirements2022-12-20T10:59:22+08:00

From earth to space: What’s your risk from ionising radiation?


Two manikin torsos, referred to by NASA as phantoms, will join a mannikin named Moonikin Campos aboard the Artemis I mission, which will take the Orion spacecraft on a 42-day, 1.3 million-mile, uncrewed mission as far as 280,000 miles from Earth. The role of the torsos, named Helga and [...]

From earth to space: What’s your risk from ionising radiation?2022-11-15T13:17:35+08:00

Managing the Reliability and Safety of your pXRF Analyser


Portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analysers are important tools in mining and other industries for the purpose of measuring the elemental composition of a sample. They are widely used by metallurgists, geologists, people in the scrap metal industry and even by archaeologists to assist with discovery. For the mining industry, [...]

Managing the Reliability and Safety of your pXRF Analyser2022-10-13T16:03:56+08:00


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