Excellence in Radiological Control
10. Conditions that could cause or promote the spread of contamination, such as a leaking roof or piping, should be
identified and corrected on a priority basis.
126 Improving Worker Awareness of Radiological Conditions
In performing assigned duties within radiological areas, workers should be familiar with the area radiological conditions
and be aware of the possibility that unforeseen changes may occur. Although the conduct of radiological surveys is
viewed as a traditional role of radiological control technicians, experience has shown that properly trained and qualified
workers are capable of performing supplemental radiological surveys in the course of work. This process results in
exposure savings and improved contamination control.
Specific examples of surveys that may be effectively performed by workers and result in exposure reductions include
self-monitoring of dose rates during high radiation area entries and monitoring of tools and equipment for contamination
as a qualitative check during work in contamination areas. The performance of legal record surveys, such as release
surveys, should remain the responsibility of the radiological control organization.