[ RadSafe ] Efficiency of Workers Wearing Respiratory Protection

William Lipton doctorbill34 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 16:21:11 CDT 2010

See NRC Regulatory Guide 8.15, Section 2.1:

*For ALARA evaluations, a respirator-induced
worker inefficiency factor of up to 15% may be used
without further justification. Larger worker inefficiency
factors may be used, but the licensee should
have test data to support them.*

William V. Lipton
It's not about dose, it's about trust.

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Treadaway, Walter A <atreadaway at lanl.gov>wrote:

> It seems logical to assume that a worker doing a job wearing respiratory
> protection would be slower than the same worker without respiratory
> protection.  However, I can't find a reference in a peer-reviewed
> publication to support this assumption.
> Does anyone have a reference "in their back pocket" or can anyone point me
> in the right direction?
> Thanks!
> Allen Treadaway for Ron Morgan, LANL
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