[ RadSafe ] Dosimetry Survey

Neill Stanford stanford at stanforddosimetry.com
Fri Apr 13 13:11:47 CDT 2007

First of all let me say...you are not a customer of Stanford Dosimetry's
badge service. [And, you are paying too much - $14,000 for 200 badges
($70/person/y) is too high.]
Sandy already pointed out the regulations from 10CFR pt 20. But showing that
you meet the federal radiation protection requirements is not the only
reason to badge workers. I would wager that a majority of wearers in this
country are badged not based on the legal requirements of 10CFR pt 20, but
because, as Sandy pointed out, it is cheap insurance. 
There are lots of veterinarians, dentists and clinic workers that wear
badges and get "not-detectible" doses every issue period. My position, since
the days of running a dosimetry program for 5 nuclear facilities, is that a
filing cabinet full of low doses and zeros is exactly what you would like. 
Wearing a badge gives the worker some feeling of security and control. If
something goes wrong, the dose is getting measured. It is much easier to
convince someone that they didn't receive a measureable dose if you have a
direct measurement than it is by talking about procedural controls,
manufacturer's safety features, and probabilities. I think that your
experience already shows that.


Neill Stanford, CHP
Stanford Dosimetry, LLC
(360) 527 2627
(360) 715 1982 (fax)
(360) 770 7778 (cell)

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