Module 9: Radioactive Contamination Control
Permanent and temporary containments are used for
contamination control. Examples include vessels,
pipes, cells, glovebags, gloveboxes, tents, huts, and
Personal Protective Measures
Sometimes engineering controls cannot eliminate
contamination. Personnel protective measures, such
as protective clothing and respiratory equipment,
will be used at this point.
EO5 Identify the proper use
of protective clothing.
Protective clothing is required for entering areas
containing contamination and airborne radioactivity
levels above specified limits to prevent personnel
The amount and type of protective clothing required
is dependent on work area radiological conditions
and nature of the job.
Personal effects such as watches, rings, jewelry,
etc., should not be worn.
Full protective clothing generally consists of:
NOTE: Cotton glove liners may be worn inside
rubber gloves for comfort, but should not be worn
alone or considered as a layer of protection against
Proper use of protective clothing
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