Excellence in Radiological Control
122 Worker Attitude
Control of worker radiation exposure can be achieved only if all individuals involved in radiological activities have an
understanding of and the proper respect for radiological hazards.
Each worker should understand that proper radiological control is an integral part of his daily duties.
The training program should support efforts to improve the attitude of the work force. Training instructors should
be knowledgeable about the work environment and those aspects of radiological control that are important to
developing a better worker attitude and perspective.
The attitude that constant improvement is required in radiological work should be developed at all levels of
management and in the work force. Cooperation between the work force and the radiological control organization
should be developed and fostered. The workers should not look upon radiological controls as hurdles or restrictions
to be bypassed.
Radiological control organization personnel should be helpful in showing workers how to follow the rules. This
spirit of cooperation should be developed without subverting the control functions of the radiological control
technicians. A situation in which radiological controls are left solely to the radiological control organization is
123 Worker Responsibilities
Trained individuals should recognize that their actions directly affect contamination control, personnel radiation
exposure, and the overall radiological environment associated with their work. The following radiological control rules
are applicable to each individual in the workplace. A poster that displays basic worker responsibilities, such as those
listed below, should be produced and displayed at appropriate access points and work areas.
TO CONTROL YOUR RADIATION EXPOSURE AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, OBSERVE THE
Posted, written, and oral radiological control instructions and procedures, including instructions on
radiological work permits.
"Evacuate" and "stop work" orders from radiological control personnel promptly.
Loiter in radiation areas.
Smoke, eat, drink, or chew in contamination areas, high contamination areas, and airborne
BE SURE TO
Wear personnel monitoring devices where required by radiological work permits, signs, procedures,
or by radiological control personnel. Report immediately the loss, damage, or unexpected exposure