Public Health Emergency Preparedness
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Figure 6.9. Recommended Procedures for Monitoring Personnel
- Have the person stand on a clean pad.
- Instruct the person to stand straight, feet spread slightly, arms extended with palms up and fingers straight out.
- Monitor both hands and arms; then repeat with hands and arms turned over.
- Starting at the top of the head, cover the entire body, monitoring carefully the forehead, nose, mouth, neckline, torso, knees, and ankles.
- Have the person turn around, and repeat the survey on the back of the body.
- Monitor the soles of the feet.
Source: Courtesy Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/T) Center.
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