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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Figure 6.9. Recommended Procedures for Monitoring Personnel

The figure shows two human figures standing on square pads; one is facing forward and the other has its back turned. Arrows on each figure indicate the direction of the monitoring process, as described in the text below.
  1. Have the person stand on a clean pad.
  2. Instruct the person to stand straight, feet spread slightly, arms extended with palms up and fingers straight out.
  3. Monitor both hands and arms; then repeat with hands and arms turned over.
  4. Starting at the top of the head, cover the entire body, monitoring carefully the forehead, nose, mouth, neckline, torso, knees, and ankles.
  5. Have the person turn around, and repeat the survey on the back of the body.
  6. Monitor the soles of the feet.
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Source: Courtesy Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/T) Center.

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