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Here in Ontario the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has changed the regulations regarding what is worn under radiation PPE from company supplied brown coveralls to what they call "base layer" which consists of either company supplied blue coveralls or personal clothing as long as it covers the arms and legs. Years back we had a Ministry of Labour order that the company had to supply coveralls to protect the worker from taking radiation out of the operating island to our families. The company has petitioned the MoL claiming the their body monitors are much better now since they are set to detect 3.2 nanocuries therefore they don't need to supply coveralls and more and the MoL bought into it. We have had instances recently where workers exited the island with contamination on them, one with a cobalt 60 particle under his boot laces and one where the worker had 7.6 nanocuries of contamination on his id lanyard. The company is claiming the change in clothing is an industry standard practice particularly in the US so I am wondering if this is true.

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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2017, 01:15 »
Each site has their own unique rules on this. All that I am familiar with provide modesty garments consisting of pants and short sleeve shirts (scrubs). They recommend that you wear them under your protective clothing, but do not require it. Some have specific company issued lanyards you are to wear while working at their site, others allow personnel to wear their own lanyard of choice.
« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2017, 01:39 by ksheed12 »

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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2017, 01:33 »
key words four clothing beneath radiological p.p.e. are modesty garments. sum sights will provide health care outfits, aka scrubs. their ware plants in the past witch provided underwear (tidy whities died a non-desirable colour such as pink fir men) in order to minimize movement of small levels of r.a.m. outside they're control.
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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2017, 03:14 »
This is what you are looking for:

Efficiency Bulletin: 16-03 Align Personnel Contamination Event Response to Industry Guidance

https://www.nei.org/CorporateSite/media/filefolder/Delivering%20the%20Nuclear%20Promise/Efficiency%20Bulletins/EB-16-03-Align-Personnel-Contamination-Event-Response-to-Industry-Guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

Additionally; Search for "PCE" personal contamination events" standards.  That is what drives our clothing rules.  If INPO considers radioactive material on personal clothing different than radioactive material on company supplied 'modesty garments', then the company will supply it, to keep their INPO rating.  When INPO no longer makes it different, then the companies stop making it different.

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https://www.google.com/search?sitesearch=www.nukeworker.com&q=PCE+OR+modesty
https://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=9374.0
https://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=16012.0


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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2017, 07:46 »
Underpants

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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2017, 09:11 »
Underpants
boxers oar briefs?
aye remember the daze when going combat under p.c.s was knot abnormal.
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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #6 on: Dec 11, 2017, 08:40 »
aye remember the daze when going combat under p.c.s was knot abnormal.

I remember those days... But I never considered it "knot abnormal", LOL!!!
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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #7 on: Dec 11, 2017, 10:42 »
Be careful to who you ask this question. It could be misconstrued, and you could be branded for life.

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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2017, 12:19 »
boxers oar briefs?
aye remember the daze when going combat under p.c.s was knot abnormal.

the term is commando,....

combat?!?!?!?!,.....sheeeesh,.... :P ;) :) 8)

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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2017, 03:10 »
the term is commando,....

combat?!?!?!?!,.....sheeeesh,.... :P ;) :) 8)
aye no. butt they're where rumors of sword fights, won female security officer slapping "that thang outta mae face", n udder instances witch braut the wrong phrase two my weak mind 😳
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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #10 on: Dec 11, 2017, 03:59 »
aye no. butt they're where rumors of sword fights, won female security officer slapping "that thang outta mae face", n udder instances witch braut the wrong phrase two my weak mind 😳

                                                               







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Re: What is worn under radiation protection suits across US
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2017, 09:26 »
And I just thought it was SloGlospeak
aye no. butt they're where rumors of sword fights, won female security officer slapping "that thang outta mae face", n udder instances witch braut the wrong phrase two my weak mind 😳
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