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DOE-HDBK-1130-98
Module 4: ALARA Program
Instructor's Notes
II. MODULE OUTLINE
A.
ALARA Program
ALARA stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
ALARA is an approach to radiation safety that strives to
manage and control doses (both individual and
collective) to the work force and the general public to as
low as is reasonable taking into account social, technical,
economic, practical, and public policy considerations.
1.
ALARA concept
EO1 State the ALARA
a.
ALARA stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
concept.
b.
Because some risk, however small, exists from any
radiation dose, all doses should be kept ALARA.
ALARA includes reducing both internal and external
radiation dose.
c.
The ALARA concept is an integral part of all site
activities that involve the use of sources of ionizing
radiation.
d.
ALARA is the responsibility of all employees.
2.
DOE Management Policy for the ALARA program
EO2 State the DOE/Site
management policy for the
Personal radiation exposure shall be maintained As Low
ALARA program.
As Reasonably Achievable. Radiation exposure to the
work force and public shall be controlled such that:
Radiation doses are well below regulatory limits.
There is no radiation exposure without an overall
benefit.
3.
Site policy
(Insert facility-specific information.)
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