Working with Radiation? You need to read this … no, seriously …
After being returned by the wearer, the badges are sent to a laboratory for analysis. The badge data is evaluated by the University’s Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) to verify that doses are consistent with ALARA principles and below regulatory limits. This is the most important reason for returning all badges at the designated end of the wear period. Timely return is important to ensure appropriate action can be taken to reduce future exposure, if warranted.
Do: Wear dosimeters during procedures involving radioactive materials or x-rays.
Return badges at the end of the wear period.
Report lost badges and fill out a lost badge form.
Don’t: Share or discard badges.
Bring badges home or use the badge at another place of work.
Aren’t you glad you read this article and clearly understand how following proper radiation dosimetry protocol is in your best interest? (Hint – the correct answer is “Yes” again).
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