Module 10.2: Practical Factors
Prior knowledge of radiological conditions can
reduce unnecessary personnel exposure. Using
proper radiological techniques and information
provided by Radiological Control personnel will
help ensure a safe working environment for all
Each site shall develop a practical factors evaluation
for High Radiation Radiation Areas (as applicable).
The site may choose to incorporate the High
Radiation Area practical factor into the
Radiological Worker I practical factors, or develop
a separate practical factors lesson for High
II. MODULE OUTLINE
Entry, Work, and Exit Requirements
The instructor should evaluate student knowledge of
requirements. Suggested items to be evaluated
Identify High Radiation Area signs.
State special controls on RWP.
State area radiation levels (with appropriate units).
State facility-specific administrative control levels.
Select dosimetry in accordance with RWP.
Wear dosimetry in accordance with procedures.
Perform pre-operational checks (as appropriate) on
survey meter and/or dose rate indicating device.
Record appropriate information on RWP prior to
Verify current radiation survey prior to first entry.
Enter only areas designated on RWP.
Maximize distance from higher radiation areas.
Do not loiter.