Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 08:54:54 -0500
Reply-To: David Bunzow <david.bunzow**At_Symbol_Here**NDSU.EDU>
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From: David Bunzow <david.bunzow**At_Symbol_Here**NDSU.EDU>
Subject: Radiation Badges in a Research Facility

I have been approached by several of our employees wanting to receive
your collective wisdom or consensus on the proper use of radiation
badges in a multi-project research facility.


We have several radiation sources within our facility. We issue both
finger ring and belt badges to monitor cumulative monthly exposures.
Those who either work in these labs or work in areas where they are
potentially exposed are in our program.


The question comes as to when they should wear these badges:

[1] Just in the labs where sources are present

[2] Areas outside where our source models indicate the possibility of
exposure is present

[3] Anytime when they are within the over facility


Your insights and citations are always appreciated.


David A. Bunzow

North Dakota State University

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Manager of Research Services & Technical Operations

Director of Materials Characterization and Analysis Laboratories

1805 NDSU Research Park Drive North  (Room 102U)

Fargo, ND 58102

Office:  (701) 231-7323

Cell:  (701) 541-2354 (personal)

FAX:  (701) 231-5306

E-mail: david.bunzow**At_Symbol_Here**


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