Personal Monitoring Device

Dosimeters or what is widely known as personal radiation monitoring devices are badges that are worn by an employee who works with ionizing radiation, to check the amount of radiation these employees are exposed to. These dosimetry badges are used to dectect any exposure caused by gamma radiation, x-ray examinations, and beta or neutron particles. These dosimeters should be worn always be an employee in a span of two to three months. In this way, a measurement can be found with the accumulated dose of radiation from various causes. This is usually done by an employee from a dosimetry service company. Many of these companies today imposes certain responsibilities on company employers or owners to monitor and record every personnel that are exposed to radiation given that they are involved in a work where ionizing radiation is involved. Also, these employees who are regularly exposed with radiation due to their work, should be provided with an approved and proper PMD every time they use radioactive materials and other substance that emits radiation. And when these employees already have a proper PMD, they are legislated to wear personal monitoring dosimeters or dosimetry badge every time they are at work. 

Monitoring Device

Employers on the other hand should make sure that all employees who are working with ionizing radiation are provided with dosimetry badges. They should not let this important thing pass because exposure to radiation can be a very dangerous thing. These dosimeters can measure and accurately identify the dose of radiation exposure from the person who’s wearing it. After that, the employer should then monitor and do some safety measures to ensure the health and the safety of the employee while at work or even just inside the workplace. The employer should always keep in track with his or her employee’s health. For additional information, people who are occupationally exposed with radioactive substance are those who work in radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, industrial radiography, and equine veterinary radiography. People who do scientific research inside laboratories that has a high-level of radioactive substance and there is no safety gear that is used. People who work in interventional or diagnostic radiology are most likely to be exposed, thus, the need to undergo a regular dosimetry monitoring.   

Also, it’s not only the employer who takes responsibility with radiation exposure to his or her employees. The employees should also take part with these responsibilities in order prevent themselves from taking any health risk. They should be responsible enough to wear the dosimetry monitoring device at all times to ensure that the tracking of radiation dose is accurate and can be responded with the right action. Wearing a dosimetry badge is a mandate to all employee, thus, they can be fined for removing it while still under work. Lastly, when a personal monitoring device is issued in a particular employee, it should be accompanied with a control badge to detect any radiation exposure acquired outside the workplace. Control badges only measure radiation outside the workplace, thus, making an accurate measurement of the radiation dosage inside the workplace.  

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3 Easy Steps to Clean Your Upholstery 

Our upholstery is important components of our home. Our upholstery dictates the look and function of our interiors. Our upholstery, however, like all others things in our home needs regular cleaning and maintenance.  

Aside from the sanitary benefits of cleaning our upholstery, cleaning them also preserves their life and quality. You can contact excellent professional upholstery cleaner to do the job for you. But if you decide to clean it on your own, here is a list of easy steps on how to clean your upholstery. 


Materials You Will Need 

Before starting with our work, it is important to get and prepare the material that is needed in our cleaning. The materials that I will prescribe is only optional, and you can adapt them or choose only the ones that you deem necessary.  

You will need a couple of clean cloths, a dish soap that is gentle and clear, upholstery brush that is preferably made of horsehair, a bucket, compressed air (can), and a vacuum cleaner.  

1. Vacuuming

Vacuuming is one of the most basic cleaning methods you can do to your upholstery. When you vacuum, it is important that your strokes should only be in one direction, it is preferable to vacuum from left to right. It is also ideal that you vacuum first from the top to the bottom, do this in overlapping short strokes.  

2. Blasting

There is dust in our upholstery that we simply cannot remove using only a vacuum. This is where the method of blasting comes in; you need a product of compressed air to do this. The places that I am talking about is the tufts, corners, or the buttons of our upholstery. Blast these places using the compressed air, this way the dust will come out flying, or at least get out of their place. It is better you follow blasting with vacuuming, removing the unsettled dust.  

3. Stain Removal

No matter how careful we are towards our upholsteries, sometimes, unfortunate things happen like spilling juices, wines or foods to it. These spillage results into stains, which is very unpleasant to look at.  

When you clean these stains, it is important to remember to clean them immediately. Don’t leave them for later, because these stains will set in deep to your fabric, which will make them very hard to remove. 

In removing stains, you only need three pieces of clean clothes and your cleaning product. Be careful on choosing your cleaning product, test them first in inconspicuous spots on your upholstery, and check if they cause damage like fading. Read their labels or go online and read reviews about the products to be sure.  

Dab a piece of clean cloth with the cleaning solution, make sure that you will only apply appropriate amounts to avoid making the upholstery wet. When removing stains, do not rub it because it may spread. Dab the wet cloth on it until the stain is removed. Follow it up by applying lukewarm water into another piece of cloth and dab on the area; this is to remove the remaining cleaning solution. Finish it off by using the third cloth, make sure that it is dry and suck up the moisture out of the upholstery. 

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