Collections > Master's Papers > Gillings School of Public Health > Establishment of A Quality Assurance Program for Burroughs Wellcome Co. Personnel Dosimetry Services

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing amendments that would require its licensees to be accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for Personnel Dosimetry Processors of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). Burroughs Wellcome Co. feels it will have to adhere to this proposed requirement. A quality assurance program for the Burroughs Wellcome Co. personnel dosimetry services was established and is presented in this report. Technical areas of importance are documentation, personnel training, personnel competency, facilities and equipment, maintenance and calibration and record keeping. A calibration facility was setup and personnel were trained as to its proper operation. The Panasonic TLD Reader was calibrated and TLDs were submitted to a blind performance test.