PROPER USE OF DOSIMETRY
ACCESS TO DOSE RECORDS
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING DOSE RECORDS
ANSWERS TO UNIT 8 REVIEW QUESTIONS
8.1 EXTERNAL DOSIMETRY
Dosimeters are radiation detection devices used to record the amount of radiation received by
the wearer. The two types of dosimeters routinely used at TJNAF are the thermoluminescent
dosimeter (TLD) and the Self Reading Pocket Dosimeter (SRPD).
8.1.1 TLD Badge
8.1.2 Self Reading Pocket Dosimeters - SRPDs
The term Self Reading Pocket Dosimeter applies to any of a variety of devices which can be read by the wearer to determine the dose received. The SRPD is usually used as a supplemental device to aid in dose tracking during activities where elevated doses are possible.
8.2 PROPER USE OF DOSIMETRY