Personnel Dosimetry (Monitoring of Personnel Exposures and Bioassay Programs)

  • Robert Prince
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Abstract

A personnel dosimetry program includes those activities associated with the measurement, monitoring and assessment of worker exposures, and retention of related exposure records. The personnel dosimetry program also serves a vital function in maintaining documentation to demonstrate that individual exposures are in compliance with regulatory exposure limits. Personnel dosimetry programs include those aspects associated with the monitoring and evaluation of personnel exposures at LWR facilities. These programs include whole-body monitoring, the use of extremity dosimeters and multiple dosimeters (often referred to as “multi-badging”), provisions for neutron dosimetry and bioassay processes for the assessment of internal exposures. This chapter discusses the various elements commonly associated with such a program. The focus is oriented towards the operational and maintenance aspects of a LWR personnel dosimetry program. Details associated with the theory and principal of detection of dosimetry devices is presented in a level of detail necessary to evaluate the application of a specific dosimeter to a LWR dosimetry program. The use, advantages and limitations of dosimeters as they apply to a LWR personnel dosimetry program are also discussed. The references for this chapter provide more detailed information concerning the detection and operational principles of the dosimeter types presented.

Keywords

Optically Stimulate Luminescence Glow Curve Neutron Energy Spectrum Film Badge Optically Stimulate Luminescence Dosimeter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Prince
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  1. 1.US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Marquis One TowerAtlantaUSA

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