Excellence in Radiological Control
It is DOE's desire and expectation, based on concern for the safety and well-being of workers and the general public, that
radiological work practices be continually scrutinized and questioned so that opportunities for improvement can be
identified, assessed, and applied.
A formal critique process should be established to obtain pertinent facts following an unusual radiological situation or at
the satisfactory conclusion of a new or unusual operation involving radiological controls. This process complements the
Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) of DOE O 231.1A, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of
Operations Information. The process, as described in Article 351, is used to quickly establish facts in chronological order
so that the underlying reasons or causes for the success or failure are well understood.
128 Facility Modifications and Radiological Design Considerations
Radiological control performance is affected by human performance and engineered design features. This Standard
primarily addresses the way individuals operate and use existing facilities and sites. General design criteria for new
facilities and major modifications to existing facilities are provided in 10 CFR 835 and DOE O 420.1, Facility Safety.
Additional design criteria are provided in Chapter 3.