was obtained, wrap the sealed swab in several layers of
b. Personnel responsible for storage facilities
aluminum, lead or other metallic foil, and place it in a
must have had previous training in procedures to be
small cardboard box. Make sure the box is closed.
followed during emergencies that could occur when the
0. Monitor the cardboard box for surface
tester is in storage.
radiation. The reading must be below 0.4 mre/hr before
(1) Panic must be averted during emergencies.
the swab can be mailed to the analysis laboratory.
Add additional wrappings of foil to reduce surface
incident on a military installation must immediately notify
radiation below 0.4 mrem/hr.
the installation's RPO and Commander, TACOM, ATTN:
(1) In the US, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Korea,
mail swabs to: Chief US Army Ionizing Radiation
c. When a tester is exposed to or damaged by
Dosimetry Center ATTN: AMXTM-S-LR-DN Lexington,
fire or explosion, personnel who have been trained in
emergency procedures shall perform the following
(2) USAREUR units will forward swabs to:
duties, in the order given.
Radiac ACL, Pirmasens, 524th Maintenance (TMDE)
(1) Notify all personnel who are not directly
Co., APO NY 09138-4628.
involved in the emergency to clear the area.
(3) Other tester users shall forward swabs to
(2) Notify fire fighting and other emergency
laboratories indicated in procedures established by the
personnel of the situation.
immediately imminent, attempt to extinguish fires with
firstaid type extinguishers. Try to prevent water or
firefighting chemicals from coming into contact with
a. Record the data of laboratory test results in a
(4) Notify the LRPO of the situation.
b. Units in the US and Puerto Rico that do not
d. After the emergency, the LRPC shall:
receive wipe test kits from the wipe test kit service shall
(1) Monitor all personnel who were in the
mail a copy of the laboratory test results to:
(2) Monitor all personnel who were involved in
US Army Tank-Automotive Command
combating the emergency.
ATTN: AMSTA-CZ (Safety Office)
(3) Monitor the area and determine those
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protective measures that are necessary for the removal
of radiation hazards.
4-30. PHYSICAL LOSS OF TESTER. When a tester is
4-29. LEAKS, LOSS OR TESTER DAMAGE (FIRE AND
lost, the LRPO shall attempt to recover the tester by:
a. Making a physical search for the tester.
a. To become qualified, all tester users must
b. Reviewing records to determine the individual
have had previous training in procedures for handling
emergencies that could occur during transportation of the