Conduct of Radiological Work
16. Commence whole body frisking
17. Monitor badge and dosimeter.
The sequence for the removal of primary and supplemental dosimetry is dependent upon where the dosimetry was worn
and the potential for contamination. The sequence for removal of respiratory protection devices may be altered if it is
determined that the potential for inhalation of airborne contamination or the spread of surface contamination is reduced
by keeping respiratory protection devices on until all protective garments have been removed.
Use of Multiple Step-Off Pads
Multiple step-off pads should be used to control exit from high contamination areas. These pads define interim
control measures within the posted area to limit the spread of contamination. The following controls apply:
The inner step-off pad should be located immediately outside the highly contaminated work area, but still
within the posted area
The worker should remove highly contaminated outer clothing prior to stepping on the inner step-off pad
Additional secondary step-off pads, still within the posted area, may be utilized as necessary to restrict the
spread of contamination out of the immediate area
The final or outer step-off pad should be located immediately outside the contamination area.