Following recommendation from the three first EAN workshops, the European Commission has set up a research project on the application of ALARA for the internal exposure. The SMOPIE (Strategies and Methods for the OPtimisation of Internal Exposure of workers from industrial natural sources) project came to its end in June 2004 and has generated important information about practical radiation protection monitoring programs in NORM industries. It provides practical information how to assess the radiological consequences for the workforce in a first screening campaign, and how to get more information when the first screening warrants further research. By this approach, the most efficient use can be made of resources, without spending unnecessary time and money where this is not justified and by advising on the use of the right instrumentation for the follow up of the job, in a way that produces the quality of results required to implement radiation protection controls.
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