Who should have a Whole Body/Ring Badge Radiation Dosimeters?
Persons working with radionuclides which emit beta particles with an energy exceeding 0.5 Mev, or gamma rays or x-rays with any energy must wear a whole body and ring badge. Persons using H-3, -14C, or S-35 exclusively are not required to wear a whole body or ring badge because the low-energy beta particles emitted by these radionuclides cannot be detected by the whole body badge.
Persons using sealed sources and/or x-ray producing devices only need to wear a whole body badge.
Wear the ring monitor exclusively on the particular hand which is most likely to receive radiation exposure. Do not switch hands once you have indicated to the RSO on which hand you will wear the ring monitor, or unless you notify the RSO of a change.
The ring monitor must be turned to face the radiation source and worn under the disposable gloves.
The NRC has established a special limit for protection of a fetus. That limit is 0.5 rems for the entire gestation period.
Pregnant radiation workers should meet with the Radiation Safety officer to review safety rules and to determine appropriate monitoring. See the University of Vermont's Pregnancy Policy for radiation handlers.
Keep your radiation dosimeter in a lab location free from radiation, excessive heat, moisture, and vapors when not in use.
Turn in your radiation dosimeter during the first week of each month so that the badges can be sent to the commercial company for timely readings.
To get your whole body and/or ring badge, go the Radiation Safety Office and fill out the appropriate radiation use application.