[ RadSafe ] Re:Reasonable risk?

Sandy Perle sandyfl at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 21 12:56:05 CDT 2006

On 21 Apr 2006 at 10:20, John Jacobus wrote:

> How do you determine how better to protect the
> worker.  Do you go with days-lost-on-the-job or mrem?


Interesting question.

For actual worker protection, we looked at lost-time injuries and 
duration of lost-time injuries as well as injuries that did not 
result in lost-time. From an ALARA standpoint, we looked at 
collective manrem by department as well in individual manrem. This 
was of course mandated by NRC, INPO and ANI. Just because it was 
mandated does not make it a worker protection issue, which in the 
end, by reducing manrem that resulted in no apparent observable 
improvement to the worker's health, simply means $$ were spent to 
reduce dose below a threshold, when in fact, if there were no 
reduction, there still would have been no adverse effect on the 

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