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Human Factors of Safe Target Handling

  • L. R. Smith
  • J. Cameron
  • M. Nappi

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the higher dose commitment of cyclotron target handlers as compared to other radiation workers. Target handling technical details have not been described since they would detract from the main concern, which is the human factor of personnel exposure. Instead, characteristic reasons for high personnel exposure are presented along with suggested methods for reducing these exposures. Dose commitment trends at NENC are presented to show the impact of implementing suggested improvements. This discussion is intended to be of general interest and is illustrated by examples of operating experiences using three thirty-inch commercial isotope production cyclotrons.

Keywords

Human Factor Remote System Contamination Control Radiation Worker Suggested Improvement 
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References

  1. (1).
    I.C. R. P. 2. Report of Committee II on Permissible Dose for Internal Radiation, Pergamon Press, London, 1959.Google Scholar
  2. (2).
    10 CFR 20 Proposed Rule Making 44 FR 10388. February 20, 1979, Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspection Standards for Protection Against Radiation.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Smith
    • 1
  • J. Cameron
    • 1
  • M. Nappi
    • 1
  1. 1.New England Nuclear CorporationN. BillericaUSA

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