Personnel Dosimeters

back (1K)       next (1K)

  • Wearing a dosimeter will not protect you from radiation.   It is a tool to measure and document your exposure to ionizing radiation and ensure the Washington state limits for exposure to ionizing radiation are not exceeded.


  • Dosimeters indicates the total dose over the issue period, either monthly or quarterly.


  • Dosimeters cannot inform you of the dose rate or times of exposure.


  • Dosimeter are processed on a monthly or quarterly basis depending on the amount or types of radioactive materials used.


  • Exposure reports express dose in dose equivalent (mrem).


  • Whole body dosimeters give a permanent record that can be read many times to ensure the accuracy of your exposure.


  • Thermoluminescent dosimeters (ring TLDs) can only be read once.


  • Information about dosimeters can be found on the EHS website in the University of Washington Radiation Safety Manual and Principles of Radiation Protection.


Page 24

back (1K)       next (1K)