This standard establishes the method for obtaining accreditation of personnel dosimetry
systems by the Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program.
The purpose of this standard is to provide a consistent methodology for the performance
testing, onsite assessment, and accreditation of personnel dosimetry systems.
This standard is for use by all DOE components and their contractors when seeking
accreditation of personnel dosimetry systems used for the assessment of personnel
exposure to radiation. For the purposes of accreditation, personnel dosimetry systems
currently include only whole body personnel dosimeters.
10 CFR Part 835
Occupational Radiation Protection
Handbook for the Department of Energy Laboratory
Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry Systems
Department of Energy Standard for the Performance
Testing of Personnel Dosimetry Systems
Personnel Dosimetry Performance - Criteria for Testing
The Department established and has operated the Laboratory Accreditation Program for
personnel dosimetry systems since 1986. The procedures and standards for obtaining
accreditation were published as DOE/EH-0026, Handbook for the Department of Energy
Laboratory Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry Systems, December 1986,
and DOE/EH-0027, Department of Energy Standard for the Performance Testing of
Personnel Dosimetry Systems, December 1986.
Accreditation of these programs was originally required by DOE Order 5480.11 which
incorporated by reference DOE/EH-0026 and DOE/EH-0027. With the replacement of