Development of a health and safety manual for emergency response operations

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The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Health and Safety Manual, which has been under development by a multi-agency group, is nearing completion and publication. The manual applies to offsite monitoring during a radiological accident or incident. Though written for multi-agency offsite monitoring activities (FRMAC), the manual is generic in nature and should be readily adaptable for other emergency response operations. Health and safety issues for emergency response situations often differ from those of normal operations. Examples of these differences and methodologies to address these issues are discussed. Challenges in manual development, including lack of regulatory and guidance documentation, ... continued below

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Riland, C.A. & Junio, S.S. January 1, 2000.

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The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Health and Safety Manual, which has been under development by a multi-agency group, is nearing completion and publication. The manual applies to offsite monitoring during a radiological accident or incident. Though written for multi-agency offsite monitoring activities (FRMAC), the manual is generic in nature and should be readily adaptable for other emergency response operations. Health and safety issues for emergency response situations often differ from those of normal operations. Examples of these differences and methodologies to address these issues are discussed. Challenges in manual development, including lack of regulatory and guidance documentation, are also discussed. One overriding principle in the Health and Safety Manual development is the overall reduction of risk, not just dose. The manual is broken into several chapters, which include Overview of Responsibities, Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene and Safey, Medical, and Environmental Compliance and Records. Included is a series of appendices, which presents additional information on forms and plans for default scenarios.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00750416

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  • 2000 American Radiation Safety Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO (US), 06/25/2000--06/29/2000

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--398
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750416
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702700

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Riland, C.A. & Junio, S.S. Development of a health and safety manual for emergency response operations, article, January 1, 2000; Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702700/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.