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ODOT Nuclear Gauge Emergency Procedures

    These procedures will be used in case of an emergency involving a nuclear gauge, and each nuclear gauge operator must follow these procedures:

  • Protect human life first, then property, from damage due to a radiation or non-radiation incident.
  • If an ambulance is called or the patient is taken to a local hospital inform the emergency responders that the patient may be contaminated with a radioactive material.
  • Do not touch or remove the Gauge from the scene of the incident.
  • Stop any ODOT vehicle that may have been involved in the incident. If it is not an ODOT vehicle and does not stop, try to get the license plate number.
  • Barricade the area fifteen (15) to twenty-five (25) feet in all directions from the site of impact to the site where the gauge lays.
  • Keep other people away from the barricaded area.
  • Remain upwind and outside the contaminated area.
  • Immediately call or send someone to notify the RSO, who will notify all the proper authorities.
  • Obtain all names of personnel, location, and any other important information.

Also, if a nuclear gauge has been stolen or lost, immediately notify the RSO, 405-522-4189 or 405-625-4146.

Dosimeter Request, Transfer and Deactivation/Termination Forms

    Please use the Dosimeter Request Form when ordering a dosimeter for an employee. A certificate of their Nuclear Safety and Hazmat training will need to be sent along with the request. The RSO will sign the certificates and return.

    Please use the Dosimeter Badge Transfer Form when an employee is transferring to another Residency. That employee may take their dosimeter with them but this form will need to be sent at the time of the transfer.

    Please use the Dosimeter Badge Deactivation/Termination Form when an employee is leaving employment with ODOT. This form can also be used when an employee is away on active duty.

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 405-522-4189 or email me LHawkins@ODOT.org