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DOE-STD-1098-99
Radiological Control
Conduct of Radiological Work
June 2004
4.
Resumption of work involving radiological hazards should require the approval of the line manager responsible for
the work and the radiological control manager or designee.
346 Response to Abnormal Situations
1.
The site-specific radiological control manual or procedures for responding to abnormal situations should establish
requirements for alarm response. Site alarm response procedures should address the general actions in items 2
through 6 below, modified as necessary to reflect specific facility conditions.
2.
Response to a continuous air monitor alarm should include the following actions:
a.
Stop work activities and place the area in a safe condition (i.e., secure welding equipment, terminate activities
that may result in more severe conditions)
b.
Exit the area
c.
Notify radiological control personnel.
3.
Response to increasing or unanticipated radiation levels, as identified by a supplemental dosimeter or area radiation
monitor alarm, should include the following actions:
a.
Stop work activities and place the area in a safe condition (i.e., secure welding equipment, terminate activities
that may result in more severe conditions)
b.
Alert others
c.
Affected individuals exit the area
d.
Notify radiological control personnel.
4.
Response to a criticality alarm should include the following actions:
a.
Immediately evacuate the area, without stopping to remove protective clothing or perform exit monitoring
b.
Report to designated assembly area.
5.
Response to a personnel contamination monitor alarm should include the following actions:
a.
Remain in the immediate area
b.
Notify radiological control personnel
c.
Take actions to minimize cross-contamination, such as putting a glove on a contaminated hand
d.
Take follow-up actions in accordance with Article 541.
6.
Response to a spill of radioactive material should include the following actions:
a.  Stop or secure the operation causing the spill
b.  Warn others in the area
c.  Isolate the spill area if possible
d.  Minimize individual exposure and contamination
e.  Secure unfiltered ventilation
f.
Notify radiological control personnel.
For radioactive spills involving highly toxic chemicals, workers should immediately exit the area without
attempting to stop or secure the spill. They should then promptly notify the Industrial Hygiene or Hazardous
Material Team and radiological control personnel.
347 Controls for Benchtop Work, Laboratory Fume Hoods, Sample Stations, Glovebags, and Gloveboxes
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