The readings can be kept until the next reading. There is no
requirement for the wearer to keep this information as a formal,
permanent record; however, it must be reported to the unit's NBC NCO
or headquarters according to the local SOPs. Dosimeters are read and
the readings reported before recharging the dosimeter.
Tactical dosimeters will be read daily or more often if the situation
dictates. The net readings of the platoon's two dosimeters will be
averaged, rounded off to the nearest 10 cGy, and reported to the
company. If there is reason to believe that the reading from one
dosimeter is not representative of the platoon, it should not be used.
For example, the person carrying the dosimeter may have been shielded
or was operating away from the platoon. In such cases only the
reading from the one representative dosimeter is used.
The platoon reports only the "net" reading to the company; that is,
the amount accumulated since the last reading. The company reports
the platoon readings to the S3 at battalion or similar-size unit by
radio or telephone daily or when the situation permits. The report is
part of an established operational type report required by the unit
SOP. When units are exposed to relatively high doses that exceed the
established operational exposure guidance, the report should be
processed without delay. The unit SOP will specify the time and
method of routinely reading and transmitting this information to the
next higher headquarters.
IM-93/UD and IM-93A/UD Calibrated Scale