Excellence in Radiological Control
PART 3 Improving Radiological Control Performance
131 Radiological Performance Goals
Collective Dose (person-rem): This goal should be based upon planned activities and historical performance. For
those sites that have neutron radiation, a goal for collective neutron dose should also be established.
Skin and Personal Clothing Contamination Occurrences (number): Personnel contaminations may indicate a
breakdown of controls intended to prevent the spread of contamination.
Intakes of Radioactive Material (number): Management should focus attention on any failure of the controls that
results in unplanned intakes.
Contaminated Area Within Buildings (square feet): Operating with a smaller contaminated area may result in less
radioactive waste, fewer personnel contaminations, and improved productivity. The reduction of existing
contaminated areas should be balanced by the recognition that this generates radioactive waste. Goals for both
should be correlated.
Radioactive Waste (cubic feet): Minimizing the generation of radioactive waste reduces the environmental impact
of DOE operations, helps reduce personnel exposure, and reduces costs associated with handling, packaging, and
Liquid and Airborne Radioactivity Released (curies): Minimizing effluents reduces the environmental impact of
DOE operations and reduces the costs associated with remediation.
132 Management of Radiological Control Goals and Performance Indicators
The contractor senior site executive should establish, approve, and maintain a radiological control goals and
performance indicator program.
The radiological control goals should be measurable, achievable, auditable, challenging, and meaningful in
Goals should be developed primarily by those responsible for performing the work. Consideration should be given
to the formation of a committee that includes the active participation of the work force.
Radiological control goals should be reviewed at least annually and revised as appropriate. Normally, more
stringent goals should be set annually to reflect the improved radiological control performance at the facility.
Occasionally, a goal may be made less stringent to accommodate changes in work load or mission.