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Posted: 2/9/2006 8:01:30 PM EDT
If Iam working in a room where there could be radiation exposure.
What documentation can I ask for to know its safe to work there?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:03:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 8:27:15 PM EDT by TheRedHorseman]
someone took their estrogen pills today
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 8:14:55 PM EDT by Snafu12]
In a hospital

I will be installing equipment to monitor customer supplied radiation sensors

I don't want to work in there

Any pointers to throw a wrench in the works?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:18:09 PM EDT
tell them that you have already had 27 x-rays this year, and that your doctor says you have reached your milirem limit.

isnt there something with film that the russians would use?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:19:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackbag223:
tell them that you have already had 27 x-rays this year, and that your doctor says you have reached your milirem limit.

isnt there something with film that the russians would use?


I think thats a dosimeter
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:23:39 PM EDT
Quit your job?

Or get a meter and see what the exposure level is, and a dosimeter to tell how much exposure you have received.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:24:14 PM EDT
You're gonna die
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:25:58 PM EDT
... Oh brother, I gotta tag this for the drama alone
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:26:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 8:31:35 PM EDT by PromptCritical]

Originally Posted By Snafu12:
In a hospital

I will be installing equipment to monitor customer supplied radiation sensors

I don't want to work in there

Any pointers to throw a wrench in the works?



Oh sweet mother of God! I LIVED within 200 feet of an operating reactor for a combined amount of over two years with no ill effects.

Waaaahhhhh! Radiation! I'm scared!

Sorry if I sound harsh, but few things irritate me more than people making a fuss over something they obviously know nothing about.

Go to this site.

First of all, find out exactly what they are installing. It sounds like you have no clue about it.

Talk to the people that actually operate the equipment. They will know if there is a danger, which is doubtful.

Then go on vacation. Chances are good you will get more radiation exposure on the plane ride, than at work.

ETA: Those machines would be for reading dosimeters. The dosimeters are NOT radioactive. The monitor may have a small radiation source to check calibration. But that's it.

If you are afraid of radioactive material, throw your smoke detectors away. I'm sure you will feel safer.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:26:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Snafu12:
In a hospital

I will be installing equipment to monitor customer supplied radiation sensors

I don't want to work in there

Any pointers to throw a wrench in the works?



You should be supplied a badge that you wear at all times that soaks up the radiation you're near. They take the badge from time to time and test just how much radiation its been exposed too.

Check with the labor department of the state you're working in for specifics and OSHA regs also, lest you glow in the dark.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:35:55 PM EDT
Jose Padilla would have liked you.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:36:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By Snafu12:
In a hospital

I will be installing equipment to monitor customer supplied radiation sensors

I don't want to work in there

Any pointers to throw a wrench in the works?



Oh sweet mother of God! I LIVED within 200 feet of an operating reactor for a combined amount of over two years with no ill effects.

Waaaahhhhh! Radiation! I'm scared!

Sorry if I sound harsh, but few things irritate me more than people making a fuss over something they obviously know nothing about.

Go to this site.

First of all, find out exactly what they are installing. It sounds like you have no clue about it.

Talk to the people that actually operate the equipment. They will know if there is a danger, which is doubtful.

Then go on vacation. Chances are good you will get more radiation exposure on the plane ride, than at work.

ETA: Those machines would be for reading dosimeters. The dosimeters are NOT radioactive. The monitor may have a small radiation source to check calibration. But that's it.

If you are afraid of radioactive material, throw your smoke detectors away. I'm sure you will feel safer.



Only 2 years? Nuke!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:44:43 PM EDT
If you happen to grow a third ball.....,

best to call in sick that day
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:48:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 8:48:29 PM EDT by PromptCritical]

Originally Posted By Bubblehead597:

Only 2 years? Nuke!



Just an estimate of the total time I was onboard while the reactor was critical. Can't believe people would make a career out of that shit job. Long hours AND dealing with Coners? No way. Six and out. Long live the SNOB!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:54:46 PM EDT
Keep working till your hair falls out.


Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:57:23 PM EDT
I get more radiation living in Colorado than someone at sea level would get licking the outside of a reactor.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:58:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
Keep working till your hair falls out.





It would have to be pubic hair
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:00:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 9:01:10 PM EDT by No-Worries]

Originally Posted By Snafu12:

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
Keep working till your hair falls out.





It would have to be pubic hair




When it glowz, it got to goz !
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:27:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 10:33:12 PM EDT by KS_Physicist]

PromptCritical said:

If you are afraid of radioactive material, throw your smoke detectors away. I'm sure you will feel safer.



And your Coleman lantern mantles.

And your Fiestaware plates.

And your Tritium illuminated watches and compasses.

And anything marble or granite. Including your driveway.

Remove your bones. They contain radioactive phosphorus.

Don't go indoors. Many parts of the US have radon gas seepage.

Don't go outdoors. Cosmic rays.

Don't fly on a plane. With less atmospheric shielding you get a much higher dose of radiation than you do on the ground.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:42:07 PM EDT
I hope you aren't running an ACOG on your AR.
I hope you don't use a cell phone either.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:45:09 PM EDT
Doctors and Nurses work around that crap everyday.... Do your job.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:05:08 PM EDT
I picked up 1 mRem today, which was unusual (normally I never pick up any measureable amount). This was in the spent fuel building of a nuclear power plant.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:05:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
And your Coleman lantern mantles.



ok I knew about everything else you listed, what does it have?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:07:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
And your Coleman lantern mantles.



ok I knew about everything else you listed, what does it have?



Thorium 241 I think. Makes them glow better. check out the HPS.org site I listed above. I think they have all the info anyone could need.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:27:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 12:28:20 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:49:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
You're going to go sterile and your peepee will not work...



Oh man. Now I've got to try and rule out radiation exposure as a cause for my little er... problem.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:15:20 AM EDT
Much bigger chance of you dying on the way TO the job, than actually doing the job.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:33:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
I hope you don't use a cell phone either.


Cell phones don't emit (ionizing) radiation.
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