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Industrial Safety and Applied Health Physics Annual Report for 1979
Subject Terms:
exposure, calibration; health physics, report; industrial safety, ORNL; radiation, monitoring; radionuclides, plutonium; uranium
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety; Specific Material\Uranium
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1980 Sep 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
ORNL-5663, UC-41
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Sep 01
This document contains the industrial safety and applied health physics annual report for 1979. The four radiation quantities used in this report are: exposure, absorbed dose, dose equivalent, and activity. There were no external or internal exposures to personnel which exceeded the standards for radiation protection as defined in DOE Manual Chapter 0524. Only 55 employees received whole body dose equivalents of one rem or greater. There were no releases of gaseous waste or liquid radioactive waste from the Laboratory which were of a level that required an incident report to DOE. Soil samples were collected at all perimeter and remote monitoring stations and analyzed for eleven radionuclides including plutonium and uranium. Grass samples were collected at all perimeter and remote monitoring stations and analyzed for twelve radionuclides including plutonium and uranium. During 1979, the Radiation and Safety Surveys personnel continued to assist the operating groups in keeping contamination, air concentrations, and personnel exposure levels below the established maximum permissible levels. Two radiation incidents involving radioactive materials were recorded during 1979. Of the 595,000 articles of wearing apparel and 209,000 articles, such as mops, laundry bags, towels, etc., monitored during 1979 about five percent were found to be contaminated. The Recordable Injury and Illness frequency rate for 1979 was 1.05. The National Safety Council Award of Honor and the Union Carbide Corporation Award of Distinguished Safety Performance were earned by the Laboratory in 1979. Tables and figures are included in this report.

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