Responsibilities of the worker
Before entering an area controlled for radiological purposes, read all of the signs. Since
radiological conditions can change, the signs will also be changed to reflect the new
conditions. A sign or posting that you saw one day may be replaced with a new one the
Obey any posted, written or oral requirements including "Exit," "Evacuate," "Hold
Point," or "Stop Work Orders." These requirements may be included in RWPs and
work procedures, and may come from Radiological Control personnel at the job site.
Hold points are specific times noted in a procedure, work permit, etc., where work
must stop for Radiological Control or other evaluations.
Stop Work Orders are usually a result of:
Inadequate radiological controls
Failure to implement radiological controls
Radiological hold point not being observed
Changing or unexpected conditions.
Report unusual conditions such as leaks, spills, or alarming area monitors to the
Radiological Control personnel.
Be aware of changing radiological conditions. Be aware that others' activities may
change the radiological conditions in your area.
If any type of material used to identify a radiological hazard is found outside an area
controlled for radiological purposes, it should be reported to Radiological Control
Consequences of disregar ding radiological postings, signs, and labels
It is each worker's responsibility to read and comply with all the information identified
on radiological postings, signs, and labels.
Disregarding any of these or removing/relocating them without permission can lead to:
Unnecessary or excessive radiation dose.
Disciplinary actions such as formal reprimand, suspension, or even termination.