Portable Nuclear Gauges - HTML5 Transcript/Captions

[Blank screen showing the following disclaimer]:This video contains guidelines on working safely with portable gauges and is not intended to be a sole source of information for training purposes. Specific information and requirements are found in the manufacturer operating manuals for each gauge model, the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and applicable regulations, as well as the licence issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Intro: Canada's Nuclear Regulator Stay safe working with portable nuclear gauges Stay safe working with portable nuclear gauges Portable nuclear gauges have sources that emit radiation. To work safely with these gauges, here's what you need to know. Preparing and using Portable Nuclear Gauges Before you start anything, be sure to attach the dosimeter your employer provided somewhere between your neck and waist. If you do not have a dosimeter, you must log every shot, even practice shots.Shot of worker logging shots in the log book If you are approaching 650 shots in a year, bring it up with your radiation safety officer. When using the gauge, don't hover over it or point it at others while the source is exposed. Wait until the gauge is set over the hole before extending the source rod.Person carries the gauge over to the hole. Person sets gauge over marked holes Keep your co-workers and anyone else in the area at least two meters away from the gauge. Once it's set, move away from the gauge.Person and steps away from the gauge and waits for the beep. Moves a coworker back with him who is walking through the shot. Once it's done, retract the source rod from the ground, and then move the portable gauge.Person steps back into the shot of the gauge and takes the reading, safely retracts the gauge and moves it away. Gauges must always be under direct supervision, so if you're going to lunch or taking a break the gauge has to be locked safely and securely. Cut to shot of person securing the gauge on the jobsite. As a group of people walk away. Chained closed or locked in a truck. Transporting Portable Nuclear Gauges First, make sure you have the right shipping documents with you before traveling with a gauge to or from the job site. Documents must always be within arm's reach.Close shot of worker with truck door open. Worker puts the documents beside him, gets into truck closes door. Second, when packing the gauge for transport, make sure the shutter is fully closed to protect0:02:05.960,0:02:08.579 yourself and the public. The best practice to check a shutter is with a radiation survey meter. Show where the shutter is on the gauge Show the person with a radiation survey meter Worker inspecting the gauge and package A mirror check is a secondary option for checking the shutter. Also check that the gauge and transport case are not damaged. Once it is in its type A package make sure the following labels and markings are present and legible:Show each of the labels and where they are placed on the packaging - Two properly completed category Yellow-II labels on opposite sides of the package - The UN number and proper shipping name next to each category label - Consignor ID- Name of package manufacturer and VRI code At the end of the day, make sure the gauge is safely and securely stored.Show the storage site where companies store the gauges and signs that go up indicating it's there. If the gauge is damaged, lost, stolen or involved in a transport accident follow your company's emergency response procedures and inform the appropriate persons immediately. If you can't reach your RSO call the CNSC duty officer immediately at 1-844-879-0805Text on screen: CNSC Duty Officer Phone number: 1-844-879-0805 Following these simple steps will help keep you and others safe when using portable nuclear gauges For more information on portable gauges or the CNSC visit our website: nuclearsafety.gc.caGeneric CNSC video close cut shot
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