Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2015. Vol. 60. No. 6. P. 76-79


A.Y. Bushmanov, A.S. Kretov

Ionizing Radiation Related Disease: Occupational Disease or Accident at Work – How to Distinguish?

A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In accordance with the Labour Code of the Russian Federation and the Federal law dated 24.07.1998 No. 125-FZ, in the Russian Federation ionizing radiation that causes diseases associated with professional activities that give the an employee the right to receive compensation for injury of the caused harm to health, are divided into two groups: occupational diseases and industrial accidents. Unfortunately, a clear explanation to reasonably determine in what cases there is an occupational disease or an industrial accident is not given. This article offers an approach for clearly differentiating cases of occupational diseases due to exposure to ionizing radiation, and industrial accidents.

Key words: occupational disease, accident at work, ionizing radiation


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For citation: Bushmanov AY, Kretov AS. Ionizing Radiation Related Disease: Occupational Disease or Accident at Work - How to Distinguish?. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2015;60(6):76-9. Russian.

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