Table 5-1. Operators Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
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Always wear your beta-gamma badge or thermoluminescent dosimetry TLD badge when operating the
tester and upon entering tester storage areas, and at other times as directed by the Local Radiation
Protection Officer (LRPO), Beta-gamma badge or TLD badge will be exchanged every 30 days.
The tester shall immediately be withdrawn from use when the wipe test indicates a reading of 0.1
mrem/hr or more, except in the case of the state of Colorado in which wipe test readings at or above
twice the background (0.2 mrem/hr) or when the analysis laboratory test result reveal the presence of
0.005 or more microcuries.
A tester is contaminated when reading of 0.1 mrem/hr or more, except in the case of the state of Colorado
in which reading of 0.2 mrem/hr or more, is obtained from the swab. Follow procedure provided in Page 4-
31 . The swab is also contaminated.
Check the batteries and holder for
Batteries are leaking
leakage and, ensure that only NICAD
batteries are being used.