ES&H Manual

Radiation Control Supplement

 

 

 

Appendix 2A

Guidelines for Control

of Emergency Exposures

 

 

 

In extremely rare cases, emergency exposure to radiation may be necessary to rescue personnel or to protect major property.The recommended dose limits for personnel performing these operations are listed below.

 

Dose Limit

(Whole Body)

Activity Performed

Conditions

5 rem

All

 

10 rem

Protecting major property

Where lower dose limit not practicable

25 rem

Lifesaving or protection of large populations

Where lower dose limit not practicable

>25 rem

Lifesaving or protection of large populations

Only on a voluntary basis to personnel fully aware of the risks involved

Notes:

1.      Values are from EPA Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents, EPA 400-R-92-001.Values are guidelines only; emergency operations would be conducted with due consideration given to maintaining doses as low as feasible under the circumstances.

2.      The dose limit to the lens of the eye is three times the listed values.

3.      The dose limit to the skin of the whole body and the extremities is ten times the listed values.

4.      Doses received in authorized emergency response activities are accounted for separately from the doses received under the limits in 10 CFR 835.202.

 

 

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

CHAPTER AUTHOR

APPROVAL DATE

EFFECTIVE DATE

EXPIRATION DATE

REV.

 

 

 

RadCon Dept

Keith Welch

07/01/10

07/01/10

07/01/13

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