Module 104 Internal Dose Control
Protective clothing commonly worn in
the nuclear industry can also provide
beta dose reduction. Gloves are
especially helpful in reducing beta dose
to the hands while handling uranium.
Contamination build-up inside work
gloves has lead to unacceptable hand
doses in some facilities. Reuse of
leather or cloth gloves should be
reviewed carefully because of such
buildup. Workers should wear thin,
protective gloves inside the heavy
ii. Respiratory Protection
Respiratory protection equipment is
used to provide protection from
airborne hazards that may be
encountered in the work environment.
Respirator use is based on the level of
airborne contamination known to exist
or expected to be produced from the
work to be performed.