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    Frisking is used to monitor surfaces, equipment, and personnel to detect contamination.

    • Frisking is performed with portable, hand held count rate meters (crm).

    • Always check to ensure the instrument is calibrated before using. This calibration is required once per year.

    • Perform a battery check and ensure that the cables are attached and not frayed.

    • If a small source is available, check to see if the instrument responds to the radioactivity (source check) by placing the detector near the RAM.

    • Take a background count in an area of low background like a non-RAM area such as a hallway or office.

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