h. Review dosimetry records maintained by the
medical facility in accordance with AR 40-14.
b. Maintain the tester user's log. A copy of DA
i. As directed by Title 10 CFR Part 20 and in
Form 5449 can be found at the back of this manual.
accordance with AR 40-14, limit radiation exposure to as
c. The tester is under the control of the operator
low a level as can be reasonably achieved. Ensure that
at the job site. The operator shall not leave the job site
an ALRPO has been appointed, and that unit personnel
until the tester is secured and locked in its storage case.
comply with radiation standards.
The operator shall then ensure that the tester is returned
j. Notify the UC and Commander, TACOM,
to its proper storage area.
ATTN: AMSTA-CZ of any radiation safety defects or
d. Secure the tester when it is not in use. Ensure
hazards associated with the tester, and with any other
that the tester is not used when there is no
actions or circumstances that do not comply with Title 10
LRPO/ALRPO assigned to the unit.
CFR Part 21.
e. Be knowledgeable of the subject matter in this
k. Ensure that records are maintained for each
manual. Supplemental operating, maintenance, and
tester in accordance with AR 385-11.
repair parts instructions are included in Section V of this
I. Ensure that all radiation survey instruments
used for monitoring the tester are calibrated in
f. Notify the LRPO of any radiation safety defects
accordance with TB 43-180.
or hazards that are associated with the tester.
m. Be knowledgeable of the subject matter in
g. Wear a beta-gamma type film badge or TLD
badge when operating the tester, when in the storage
area for the tester, and at other times as directed by the
PROTECTION OFFICER (ALRPO). The ALRPO shall
assist the LRPO as required.
4-13. TESTER DISPOSAL. Notify the NICP item
4-12. OPERATOR. Areas of responsibility are:
manager and the RMCP when testers are unserviceable,
a. Upon initial assignment, all operators shall be
or are in excess of the amount required by the unit.
checked out by the LRPO to ensure that they can safely
and correctly handle and operate the tester. Tester
operators shall have attended and successfully
completed a course on the care, maintenance, and
Under no circumstances shall the
operation of the tester. Training courses shall Include
testers be conveyed to a property
one of the following:
All Disposal actions
(1) Material Quality Specialist Course, (51G), Ft.
shall be conducted in accordance with
Leonardwood, MO School. By agreement with the
school, it is possible to attend the three-day portion of the
course that is related to operating the tester.
(2) Tester Training Course. The course is taught
by an instructor who has been certified by the New
4-14. RADIACMETERS. All personnel who enter
Equipment Training School, TACOM Maintenance
radioactive storage areas or operate the tester are
Directorate or by the Ft. Leonardwood, MO training
authorized to wear IM-9E/PD Radiacmeters, NSN 6665-
school. The instructor must also be approved of, by the
00-243-8199, if required by the LRPO.
4-15. FILM BADGES or TLD BADGES. All per