Dose Limits

Radiological Emergency Preparedness

EPA PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDELINES

Dose Limit REM (TEDE)*

Activity

Condition

5 ALL To the extent practicable, and where highest dose is not specifically justified.
10 Protect Valuable Property Lower dose not practicable
25 Life Saving or Protection of Large Populations Lower dose not practicable
>25 Life Saving or Protection of Large Populations Only on a voluntary basis to persons fully aware of the risks involved.
*Sum of external effective dose equivalent and committed dose equivalent to non-pregnant adults from exposure and intake during an emergency situation. Workers performing services during emergencies should limit dose to the lens of the eye to three times the listed value and dose to any other organ (including skin and body extremities) to ten times the listed value. These limits apply to all doses received from an incident, except those received in unrestricted areas as members of the public during the intermediate phase of the incident.

NEBRASKA ALLOWABLE EXPOSURES FOR EMERGENCY WORKERS

Dosimeter Limits Activity
100 mR Turn back value. Dosimeter reading allowed for performing Emergency Worker assignments. Report to the Radiological Officer or assigned State Health Physicist for further instructions.
1 R Dose allowed for assignments involving protection of valuable property.
2.5 R Dose allowed for assignments involving lifesaving protection of large populations.
mR - milliroentgen R - Roentgen 1000 mR = 1 R
 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, 2433 N.W. 24th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68524-1801