Operational ALARA Review and Checklist Criteria

Author

S. L. Keller

Abstract

It is the policy of the United States and its regulatory agencies to conduct radiological operation in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all its employees, contractors, and the general public. In achieving this objective, the agencies' requirements attempt to ensure that radiation exposures to its workers and the public and releases of radioactivity to the environment are maintained below regulatory limits and deliberate efforts are taken to further reduce exposures and releases as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). This paper will explain the requirement and process for conducting Operational ALARA Reviews. It will also show the benefit of an ALARA review checklist that includes specific criteria to help the reviewer and assessors ensure that a thorough and proper ALARA review has been conducted.

Meeting

This abstract was presented at the 34th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety and ALARA Considerations for the 21st Century", RSO Section Session, 2/4/2001 - 2/7/2001, held in Anaheim, CA.

 
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