Change out of Exhauster HEPA Filters

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Type:  Worker Feedback

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Radiation Protection, Operations, Material Handling/Storage

Implementation of worker feedback provides for improved operations. Beta Shields were changed to lighter ¼” plywood with rubber matting, allowing work activities to be performed faster while still providing adequate shielding in reducing the beta dose. Using a table with adjustable legs for filter removal reduced the worker exposure time. Work time was further reduced by larger, more substantial clear plastic filter bags rather than smaller yellow bags.

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