The enhanced security process is
designed to be simple and easy to use. An
interactive Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is used to assess the level of security
at a site where radioactive materials are used and/or stored. The licensee "checks off" the
various security measures in use to determine the "security
level". If the security level is
less than that recommended, the licensee should then select and add additional
security measures, perform a reassessment, and add additional measures, if
necessary. Once the procedure has been
performed for the most critical, or highest category, radiation source(s), the
findings should be valid for any other radioactive material stored under the
same security system. If other sources
are maintained separately, a separate assessment should be performed.
One should review the two (2) IAEA
publications to gain an understanding of the overall security concepts being
Caution: a licensee's security system approved by the
US Nuclear Commission or Agreemnet State radiation control agency, cannot be
modified to something less without approval from the agency with
jurisdiction. However, adding security
measures to an existing system should not be a problem. It is always best to check with the agency
prior to making any changes.
The ESP Calc files can be downloaded
from the Downloads page.
December 01, 2013