Once the worker has donned the dosimeter(s) and recorded the appropriate information on the
RWP sign in sheet, he/she should proceed directly to the work area. At a minimum, the
following ALARA techniques should be used.
Take only the necessary tools and equipment into a Radiological Buffer Area or a Radiation
Read and comply with all posted instructions.
Perform work safely and efficiently.
Use time, distance, and shielding.
When possible, maximize distance from higher levels of radiation.
When possible, stay in areas that have lower levels of radiation.
Do not loiter in the Radiation Area or Radiological Buffer Area.
Use good housekeeping techniques.
Advise Radiological Control personnel of any unusual conditions or situations that may alter
the status of the job or the work area.
Suggestion: During demonstration, pre-stage abnormal situations and discuss
Abnormal situations or conditions may include off-scale dosimeter, spill of water,
shielding that has slipped, posting that is different from pre-job brief information, etc.
Take appropriate actions to radiological alarms. Be familiar with location of area monitors.
Personnel and equipment must be monitored.
Monitor for Contamination
Immediately upon exiting an RBA that contains a Contamination, High Contamination Area, or
Airborne Radioactivity Area, you are required to monitor for contamination.
Suggest: Using facility-specific posted instructions and contamination control techniques,
monitor for contamination. If practical, have students do the same.
Incorporate lessons learned occurrences, if applicable (demonstrate or discuss occurrences).
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