[ RadSafe ] Dosimetry Reports

Hans Wiegert hans.wiegert at sealedair.com
Tue Apr 17 15:02:25 CDT 2012

The bi-monthly OSL dosimetry reports are reviewed by the plant RSO/ARSO for
any irregularities and kept on file. Each badgeholder  is made aware during
the *annual refresher training* that they have the right at any time to see
*their *exposure records. A copy is made and all other personnel data on
the sheet is blanked out. Under NO circumstance would we post the exposure
records of individuals for everyone to see!

The problem we have with HIPAA is the difficulty when investigating
abnormal dosimetry results since there are almost always the result of a
medical procedure.  For example, I had a stress test some time ago with
Tc-99m. Leaving the Cardiologist's office I was registering 18 mR/hr on my
Fluke Biomedical 451P - or about 50 times of what we allow on our equipment!

Best Regards,


On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Lawrence Jacobi <
rjacobi at jacobiconsulting.net> wrote:

> Are OSL dosimetry reports showing personnel doses to individuals, whose
> names are listed on the report, subject to the privacy provisions of HIPAA
> (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?  The personnel
> director for one of my clients has determined this to be the case.  In some
> facilities I have visited recently, the dosimetry reports are posted on the
> bulletin board in the break room or near the NRC Form 3 Notice to Workers
> for all to see.  She treats bioassay reports the same way.  I don't have an
> opinion either way, as I can see merit in her analysis.  But, this is a new
> one to me.
> Any comments or advice?
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Hans J. Wiegert
Sr. Electrical Engineer - ECL Technology
Regional Radiation Coordinator
CRYOVAC, Sealed Air Corporation
100 Rogers Bridge Rd., Bldg. A
Duncan, SC 29334-0464
Tel: (864) 433-2641
Fax: (864) 433-3200

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