Guidelines for Uranium Exploration

Guidelines For Radiation Protection During Exploration For Uranium

Table of Contents
13.0 Guidelines for Radiation Protection during Exploration for Uranium 
13.1 Uranium and Radioactivity
   13.1.2 Radiation Basics 
   13.1.2 Properties of Uranium
   13.1.3 Geological and Climatic Conditions
13.2 Exposure Limits
13.3 Radiation Measurement Instrumentation
13.4 Radiation Hazards during Exploration
13.5 Radiation Protection Principles
   13.5.1 Protection from External Exposure to Gamma Radiation
   13.5.2 Protection from Internal Radiation (Contamination Control)
13.6 Radiation Protection Program 
   13.6.1 Responsibilities 
   13.6.2 Personnel Training Requirements
   13.6.3 Personnel Dosimetry Requirements
   13.6.4 External Gamma Radiation
   13.6.5 Contamination Control Procedures Contamination Monitoring of Contamination Control Zones Personnel Monitoring in Work Areas Personal Protective Equipment
   13.6.6 General Radiation Safety Guidelines 
   13.6.7 Action Levels* 
13.7 Field Protocols
   13.7.1 Exploration Field Protocol Change Facilities and Camp Dining Area Monitoring Program
   13.7.2 Drill Personnel Protocol Drill Site Environmental Protection Protocol
   13.7.3 Core Shack Facilities Protocol 
   13.7.4 Core Logging and Splitting Protocol
13.8 Handling and Transportation of Radioactive Samples
   13.8.1 Handling Samples
   13.8.2 Shipping Requirements
   13.8.3 Packaging Samples for Shipment Protocol 
   13.8.4 Transportation of Samples 
   13.8.5 Emergency Measures 
13.9 Glossary of Acronyms
13.10 References and Links*


These e3 Plus Guidelines for Radiation Protection during Exploration for Uranium have been developed to assist exploration companies protect employees and others from radiation while exploring for uranium. The PDAC hopes that these Guidelines will prove useful to exploration companies in the creation or refinement of their own corporate guidelines. 

The Guidelines are intended to be a living document, updated and expanded as new information becomes available. To keep these Guidelines as current as possible, the PDAC welcomes comments and suggestions, particularly regarding website resources to be added to the References and Links section. These Guidelines have been prepared in Canada and, as a result largely reflect conditions and situations found in that country. The PDAC welcomes contributions from e3 Plus users who can provide new content from other regions of the world.