Radioactive contamination incidents involving protective clothing

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The study focuses on incidents at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities involving the migration of radioactive contaminants through protective clothing. The authors analyzed 68 occurrence reports for the following factors: (1) type of work; (2) working conditions; (3) type of anti-contamination (anti-C) material; (4) area of body or clothing contaminated; and (5) nature of spread of contamination. A majority of reports identified strenuous work activities such as maintenance, construction, or decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects. The reports also indicated adverse working conditions that included hot and humid or cramped work environments. The type of anti-C clothing most often identified was ... continued below

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Reichelt, R.; Clay, M. & Eichorst, J. October 1, 1996.

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The study focuses on incidents at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities involving the migration of radioactive contaminants through protective clothing. The authors analyzed 68 occurrence reports for the following factors: (1) type of work; (2) working conditions; (3) type of anti-contamination (anti-C) material; (4) area of body or clothing contaminated; and (5) nature of spread of contamination. A majority of reports identified strenuous work activities such as maintenance, construction, or decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects. The reports also indicated adverse working conditions that included hot and humid or cramped work environments. The type of anti-C clothing most often identified was cotton or water-resistant, disposable clothing. Most of the reports also indicated contaminants migrating through perspiration-soaked areas, typically in the knees and forearms. On the basis of their survey, the authors recommend the use of improved engineering controls and resilient, breathable, waterproof protective clothing for work in hot, humid, or damp areas where the possibility of prolonged contact with contamination cannot be easily avoided or controlled.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000572

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  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97000572
  • Report No.: LA--13221-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/399712 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 399712
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675779

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Reichelt, R.; Clay, M. & Eichorst, J. Radioactive contamination incidents involving protective clothing, report, October 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675779/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.