Overexposure to Radiographer

The licensee reported that one of their radiographers received a deep dose equivalent of 55.63 mSv (5.563 rem) during 2009. The licensee stated that the exposure had accumulated over the year and was not the result of a one-time event. The licensee stated that the exposure probably occurred while the radiographer was using high activity sources in confined spaces. The licensee believes that the shooting times were so short that the radiographer was not able to not maximize distance during operations in order to sufficiently reduce dose. Corrective actions included reprimanding the radiographer and providing improved supervision (monitoring the radiographer exposure more closely in the future). NRC NMED100112

Location: Blazer Inspection/Texas City, Texas
Event date: Thu, 31-12-2009
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