Conduct of Radiological Work
Contamination area postings should be annotated to specifically identify the presence of hot particles.
Access to hot particle areas should be controlled by a job-specific RWP. The following controls should be
considered for inclusion on the RWP:
Periodic personnel monitoring during the work activity, at a frequency based on the potential magnitude of
Additional personal protective equipment and clothing
Direct radiological control coverage during work and assistance during protective clothing removal
Use of sticky pads or multiple step-off pads.
Personal protective equipment and clothing used in hot particle areas should be segregated from other radiological
protective equipment and clothing during laundering and surveyed prior to reuse.
Response to hot particle skin or clothing contamination should include the following:
Immediate removal and retention of the hot particle for subsequent analysis
Analysis of the particle
Assessment of worker dose
Evaluation of work control adequacy.