[ RadSafe ] Protocol for Personnel Contamination Scans

Leo M. Lowe llowe at senes.ca
Wed Jun 4 09:55:00 CDT 2008

Hello all,

I am looking for references/cites on standard procedures/protocols 
one should follow when doing scans for potential external 
contamination of personnel when leaving a work area, e.g. hand-held 
alpha-beta scans of personnel when leaving a uranium mine/mill site - 
how fast the detector should be moved, how much of the person should 
be scanned, and other details if available.

I am presently most interested in US-based standard protocols.  The 
information is probably on NRC or DOE sites but it was not 
immediately apparent to me.  NRC Reg Guide 8.30 gives contamination 
limits for personnel, but not the details on how a scan should be done

Feel free to respond directly to me.


Leo M. Lowe, Ph.D., P.Phys.

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