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Title: Guide to reducing radiation exposure to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)

This document is designed to provide DOE contractor personnel with general guidance regarding programs and techniques to reduce radiation exposures to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Thus it is directed towards a broad audience, and should have special relevance and interest for operating management as well as radiation protection personnel. It is well recognized that each contractor has needs specific and critical to its radiation protection program. Hence no single set of specific and detailed criteria can be set down as a prescription for achieving the ALARA goal. Rather, general guidance in the form of broad principles is given in order to acquaint management with ALARA needs and concepts. The purpose is to encourage maximum management support of the technical personnel responsible for carrying out day-to-day radiation protection activities. Although primarily written for management, this document also contains technical guidance of potential value to those directly involved in radiation protection activities. Again it should be stressed that what is provided is guidance, and is therefore not mandatory.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5370687
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/1830-T5
TRN: 80-011580
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; PERSONNEL; RADIATION PROTECTION; MANUALS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; DESIGN; DOSIMETRY; EDUCATION; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENVIRONMENT; EVALUATION; MANAGEMENT; RADIATION MONITORING; RECOMMENDATIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; MONITORING 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 655001 -- Medical Physics-- Radiation Protection Standards