ARMY - DA PAM 385-25
Occupational Dosimetry and Dose Recording for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
|Publication Date:||2 October 2012|
Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to all active duty Army military personnel at any time, on or off a DOD installation; all Army civilian personnel in a duty status, on or off a DOD installation; all Army contractors; and all persons at any time on an Army installation. This publication is not applicable during mobilization or anytime the U.S. Army adopts a state of readiness directly preparatory to actual or imminent armed conflict in a geographical zone where civilian occupational radiation exposure conditions cannot reasonably be construed to prevail.
Purpose This pamphlet provides occupational dosimetry guidance and dose recording procedures for exposure to ionizing radiation. Guidance includes implementation of the personnel dosimetry element of the occupational radiation protection program (Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 19 and 20, 29 CFR 1910.1096, and Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 6055.08) and assurance that Department of the Army (DA) personnel adhere to guidance and are provided personnel dosimetry and bioassay. Applicable personnel and operations include DA personnel deployed as part of the National Response Framework in response to a nuclear terrorist attack; DA personnel deployed on contingency operations that require availability of radioactive commodities; and installation, activities, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works projects. Joint bases that use DA dosimeters for personnel will comply with this regulation with the additional requirement that dosimetry results will be forwarded to the individual's branch of Service (if individual is not DA personnel). Joint bases that use another Service's dosimetry (Navy or Air Force) will comply with associated regulations and the results of monitoring will be forwarded to U.S. Army Dosimetry Center (USADC) at least annually.