Ian Furness


Ian is a radiation protection practitioner and certified OHS professional. He worked for 5 years as a scientific officer with the South Australian regulatory authority for radiation protection and has been a university Radiation Safety Officer for the past 8 years. He is the Chair of the South Australian Branch of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society and last year was the convenor of their national conference held in Adelaide. As well as pursuing an interest in the safety aspects of all industrial, medical and research applications of radiation he has university qualifications in occupational health and has worked on the management of a range of hazardous agents including asbestos and hazardous chemicals.


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