Book Details

Author(s): Angeli Qwatra (Ed.)
ISBN: 9788182748873
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 164
Price: Rs. 795 Rs. 795
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Increased use of radiation technology in the fields of industry, agriculture, food processing, medicine, research and higher education has resulted in improved quality of life worldwide. This has increased both the number of sites at which radioactive material is held and used and the number of staff with the knowledge of how it might be used. Further a significant quantity of radioactive material is being transported, stored and redistributed between hospitals, laboratories, organizations and industry units. Safety and security of radioactive material has to be ensured to prevent it from reaching malicious hands.


With the object to share knowledge and good practices, a national conference on" Industry Preparedness for Radiological Safety ", was successfully organized by Centre for Disaster Risk and Safety (C-DRAS) under PHILANTHROPE, in association with UK-India Bilateral Expert Knowledge Exchange Network on Radiological Safety. This book has been prepared based on the presentations and discussions held by eminent speakers and industrial professionals from Private and Government sector.

The book, published in collaboration with RUSI (Royal United Services Institute, UK), outlines the improvement in mitigation strategies and suggests mechanisms through which better radiological safety can be encouraged by design at the level of industries, hospitals and organizations.  The book covers various aspects of radiation safety management in health care and industry in India and can provide useful information to industry professionals, safety managers, medical and hospital personnel, disaster management personnel, government functionaries, students, researchers, academicians,  and general public in augmenting their efforts to improve radiological safety.

ABOUT Author


DR. ANGELI QWATRA is a Disaster Management expert having grassroot level experience in the field of Safety Preparedness and Emergency Management. She holds a Professional Certificate in Radiation Safety from University College of Dublin and has been trained in “Crowd Management” and “Emergency Control Centre Operations” from the Emergency Planning College, United Kingdom. Dr. Qwatra has done “Public Health Principles In Disaster Response“ from Oxford University (UK) CCOUC Center and “Health, Safety and Environment Management” From Indian Institute of Public Health. She is also trained in “Business Continuity Planning” by Disaster Recovery International Institute, Singapore, and in “Practical Aspects of Preparing for, and Responding to, Radiological Terrorism” from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Further, she has undergone training in Disaster Management from the National Institute of Disaster Management and the World Bank Institute.


As Director General of Centre for Disaster Risk and Safety (C-DRAS) under Philanthrope, she is spearheading a megaproject of involving community in their own safety preparedness and training the masses with a mission that “One person in every household should be trained in emergency Management.” She has trained Delhi Police, Mumbai Police, Lucknow Police, Aurangabad Police, Commonwealth Games Volunteers, Taj Group of Hotels, Ashoka Hotel, Corporates and Public Sector Companies. She has also trained numerous schools, colleges, corporates, slums, clubs, associations and RWAs


Philanthrope is a member of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. She was Member of task force committee in National Disaster Management Authority.

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