who was responsible for the tester.
not attempt to repair the tester.
c. When the tester cannot be recovered, the
(2) Place tester in shipping case and lock the
LRPO shall report the loss to the Radiation Material
Control Point (RMCP) and the Commander, TACOM,
ATTN: AMSTA-CZ. The report shall include: (1) Serial
(3) Place shipping case in an isolated, locked
number of the lost tester.
area and secure it against unauthorized handling.
(2) Circumstances concerning the loss.
(4) Report immediately, by telephone, to both the
RMCP and Commander, TACOM, AMSTA-CZ, for
(3) Action taken to prevent recurrence of tester
d. When the tester is recovered,
procedures to prevent recurrence of tester loss.
(1) The individual(s) shall immediately report to
4-31.DAMAGED OR LEAKING TESTER
the medical officer in the event of suspected or actual
a. When a tester is leaking radiation, or is
suspected of leaking, the LRPO shall: (1) Immediately
discontinue use of the tester.
(2) The individual(s) shall notify the LRPO of the
suspected or actual overdose.
(2) Wrap the tester in plastic film and seal the
package with tape.
(3) Conspicuously label the package as being
(1) An individual's skin is considered
overexposed when it monitors at a higher instrument
reading than that of the previously determined
(4) Monitor personnel, equipment, and the area
(2) The individual shall immediately wash, paying
(5) Report that the tester is damaged, or leaking,
particular attention to cleaning fingernails, the hair, and
to both the RMCP and the Commander, TACOM, ATTN:
creases in the skin.
c. Cuts and Skin Abrasion Thoroughly flush the
(6) Dispose of the tester as directed by the
NICP, and comply with AR 385-11.
suspected or confirmed.
(7) Report the completed disposal action to both
the RMCP and the NICP.
(1) Do not smoke, eat or drink when handling the
b. Shutter Failure. When the tester's source
tester or any other radioactive Item.
shutter fails to close or is damaged, the LRPO shall:
(1) Immediately discontinue use of tester. Do TM
(2) Immediately inform the medical officer when
ingestion of radioactive contamination is suspected.
(1) Immediately remove clothing that monitors