Personnel monitoring devices (film badges, thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD), pocket dosimeters, etc.) are issued by the Radiation Safety Office to measure an individual's exposure to radiation. A personnel monitoring device is issued only upon the completion of a "Radiation Worker Registration" form and completing the On-Site and Initial training requirements. Additional radiation safety training provided by the Radiation Safety Office will be required as soon as possible, but no less than 4 months upon filing a "Radiation Worker Registration" form. Badges are not needed by individuals working solely with low energy beta emitters (H-3, C-14, S-35, Ca-45) or when quantities used at any one time are less than one (1) millicurie. Body badges are assigned to workers who use one (1) or more millicurie at any one time of higher energy beta, a gamma emitter or x-ray device. Ring badges are issued to individuals in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Medicine and individuals working with one (1) millicurie or more of higher energy beta, gamma emitters or x-ray devices. They may also be required for other uses of radioactive material or radiation producing devices. The Radiation Safety Officer may require the use of pocket dosimeters, ring badges, or other monitoring devices when particular procedures are in operation.
Radiation protection regulations and UK policy require that appropriate personnel monitoring equipment be provided to individuals who:
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