An Integrated Approach to Surveys and Monitoring with a Computer Software Program for a Complex Health Physics Program
Nuclear Laundries present a wide variety of requirements for health physics (HP) technicians. Each day in an operating laundry, instrument quality assurance (QA) is performed, several hundred smears are collected and counted for a variety of purposes, and water and air samples are analyzed. Additional health physics requirements must be met weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually; such as source inventory, tracking, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recertification, instrument calibration, air sampler flow rate calibration, and isokinetic calibration. Tracking and implementing all of these program features, as well as maintaining records in an organized manner presents a challenging variety of obstacles to be overcome. The development of an integrated computerized approach to surveys and monitoring for a complex health physics program is discussed.
This abstract was presented at the 33rd Annual Midyear Meeting, "Instrumentation, Measurements, and Electronic Dosimetry", Records Management Session, 1/30/2000 - 2/2/2000, held in Virginia Beach, VA.