1.0 PURPOSE

This document sets forth the policy and procedures related to access to the ATLAS Facility.

2.0 POLICY

It is Physics Division policy that access to the ATLAS Facility is restricted to persons who are properly trained in the safety procedures relevant to their activities in the ATLAS facility.

3.0 REQUIRED TRAINING

Workers: Persons working in the ATLAS facility must successfully complete ATLAS Specific Training (PHY101) and either Radiation Worker 1 - ESH700 (for ANL employees), or Radiation Worker Training for ATLAS Users (PHY103). They also must wear a beta-gamma-neutron sensitive (BGN) radiation dosimeter when they are in a posted Radiation Area or High Radiation Area. All persons who work in the ATLAS facility must first sign the current Radiation Work Permit for ATLAS access, located in the ATLAS Control Room, and must wear a BGN radiation dosimeter when entering posted areas.

Visitors:A visitor is a person who is present on the Argonne site for a short-term (less than 30 days) visit and who does not perform any activity for which he or she is compensated. Visitors to the ATLAS facility may not enter any area posted as a Radiation Area or a High Radiation Area.They are not required to wear a radiation dosimeter nor complete any training.They must be escorted at all times by an individual who has completed both ATLAS Site Specific Training and either ANL Radiation Worker Training or PHY103.

4.0 ACCESS TO ATLAS

Unescorted entry to the ATLAS Accelerator Facility is restricted to doors with a Card-Key controlled lock. Card-Keys are only issued to persons who are currently qualified in either Radiation Worker Training or PHY103, and ATLAS Site Specific Training.

1. An outside user involved in an experiment at ATLAS, or another non-Argonne individual temporarily working at ATLAS, must complete the required training as detailed in the Policy and Training Sections above.The individual will be assigned a Card-Key and a personal dosimeter, which must be worn any time the person is in the ATLAS facility. At the end of the experiment or work activity, the individual must return the Card-Key and the personal dosimeter. Before the individual has completed the required training, they must be accompanied or supervised by a person who has completed the training and may not enter any area posted as a Radiation Area or High Radiation Area. (Generally, this means they may not enter any experimental area when beam is present in that area.)

2. For Argonne personnel who have not completed the ATLAS safety training program, the rules of entry are the same as described in section 1 for non-Argonne employees except that a trained ATLAS staff member can assume responsibility for the individual. After describing the relevant rules and physical condition around which the employee will be working, the Argonne employee may be left on his own recognizance to complete whatever activity has been assigned. If left on his or her own recognizance, Argonne personnel must wear their own personal neutron sensing and beta-gamma sensing dosimeters while in the ATLAS facility. In addition, they must sign the ATLAS Radiation Work Permit and have successfully completed ESH700 Radiation Worker training, at a minimum, prior to entering a posted Radiation Area

3.            Individuals who will perform work in ATLAS must be accompanied by trained Argonne employees or contractors who have successfully completed PHY101 ATLAS Site Specific Training and Radiation Worker 1 (ESH700) or PHY103. Additional requirements are as follows:

                  a.       If the escorted individuals will not enter a posted Radiation or High Radiation Area, there are no additional requirements.

                  b.      If the escorted individuals will enter a posted Radiation Area, the escort must contact building 203 Health Physics to obtain a radiation dosimeter and training booklets mentioned below.

                                                               i.      Each escorted individual must read the General Employee Radiation Safety Training booklet provided by Health Physics and sign an ANL-779 form. He must give the form to the ATLAS Operator who will forward it to Health Physics.

                                                             ii.      Each escorted individual must read and sign the applicable RWP.

 


 

 

4. In special cases, the Operations Manager may provide a key to open a specific facility door to individuals who have completed the ATLAS Safety Training Program. These keys will be controlled, and in general assigned only to individuals whose duties require frequent off-hours access to the facility for brief periods. A record of all keys assigned to individuals will be kept by the ATLAS Operations Manager.

Summary of ATLAS Access Requirements for employees, visitors and Users

Person Type

May enter Areas Posted As:

TLD Required?

Minimum Required Training

Must Sign RWP?

 

Escorted Visitor

Radioactive Material Area (no TLD)

No

None

No

 

Escorted individual, employee

or User*

Radioactive Material Area (no TLD)

No

None

No

Radioactive Material Area or Radiation Buffer Area

(TLD required)

Yes

GERT

No

Radiation Area

Yes

GERT

Yes

 

Unescorted User or

individual

Radioactive Material Area, Radiation Buffer Area and/or Radiation Area

Yes

PHY103 & PHY101

Yes

 

Unescorted employee

Radioactive Material Area, Radiation Buffer Area and/or Radiation Area

Yes

Rad Worker Training & PHY101

Yes

 

NOTE: Visitors are never allowed to enter Radiation Areas, Radiation Buffer Areas or areas posted as "Radioactive Material Area (TLD required.)"