How Can You Work Safely Around Radiation?
You can work safely around radiation and/or contamination by following a few simple precautions:
- Use time, distance, shielding, and containment to reduce exposure.
- Wear dosimeters (e.g., film or TLD badges) if issued.
- Avoid contact with the contamination.
- Wear protective clothing that, if contaminated, can be removed.
- Wash with nonabrasive soap and water any part of the body that may have come in contact with the contamination.
- Assume that all materials, equipment, and personnel that came in contact with the contamination are contaminated. Radiological monitoring is recommended before leaving the scene.
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