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Video: Screening People for External Contamination: How to Use Hand-held Radiation Survey Equipment

An 18 minute skills training video that demonstrates how to screen people for external contamination using a hand held Geiger Mueller Detector. The program is designed for individuals assigned to conduct mass screening for contamination from radioactive materials following a large scale incident. The program may be used as pre-incident training or intra-incident just in time training. Supplementary training material on utilization of ion chambers and alpha scintillation detectors is provided. A downloadable graphic illustration of the procedure for performing a radiological survey (G-M Detectors Job Aid) is also provided. 

To order copies of the training in a DVD format, with a hard copy of the G-M Detectors Job Aid enclosed, send an email with mailing address, number of copies and phone number to

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G-M Detectors Job Aid

G-M Detectors Job Aid Learn more about Adobe Acrobat Reader New! April 6, 2009

Download graphic illustration of the procedure for performing a survey.

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