Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
A. Personnel Monitoring
Dosimeters are not typically used to
monitor for radiological doses
resulting from tritium. The weak
energy beta radiation will not
penetrate the dosimeter.
insert any site specific monitoring
The best method used to determine
if an individual has an uptake of
HTO or soluble organically bound
tritium is by bioassay (urinalysis).
Routine urine samples, collected at
some predetermined frequency and
counted for the tritium content,
provide a very sensitive measurement
of tritium in the body. This is
especially true if the time of uptake is
Air sampling results may be used to
assess dose from other types of
special tritium compounds.
Routine Versus Non-Routine
Routine: Routine urinalysis is
conducted on a preset periodic
b. Non-routine or Special: Non-
routine bioassay is done
whenever a potential exposure
to tritium is suspected.
(insert site specific bioassay