Module 9: Radioactive Contamination Control
Hold probe approximately ½ inch from surface
being surveyed for beta/gamma and ¼ inch for
Move probe slowly over surface, approximately 2
inches per second.
Perform frisk as follows:
Head (pause at mouth and nose for approximately 5
Neck and shoulders.
Arms (pause at each elbow).
Chest and abdomen.
Back, hips, and seat of pants.
Legs (pause at each knee).
Shoe bottoms (pause at sole and heel).
Personnel and supplemental dosimetry.
The whole body survey should take at least 2-3
Carefully return the probe to holder. The probe
should be placed on the side or face up to allow the
next person to monitor.
If the count rate increases during frisking, pause for
5-10 seconds over the area to provide adequate time
for instrument response.
EO6 Identify the purpose
Take appropriate action if contamination is
and use of personnel
Remain in the area.
Notify Radiological Control personnel.