Radiological Safety Training for Uranium Facilities
Module 103 External Dose Control
Personnel dosimeters produce the data which becomes the formal or "legal" record
of personnel exposure, thermoluminescent dosimeters, used in most DOE uranium
facilities, provides the most accurate and precise means of measuring doses
received by workers.
External Dose Reduction and Control Techniques
1. External Dose Control Program
The primary purpose of an external dose control program is to control dose to
the individual radiation worker to below regulatory limits and administrative
levels and ensuring that doses are As Low As Reasonably Achievable
(ALARA). In all cases at DOE facilities, dose received by an individual shall
not exceed the limits specified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
Part 835 (10 CFR 835).
The elements of an external dose control program include:
measuring and/or quantifying these radiation fields;
measuring personnel exposure; and
determining external exposure control practices.