This last weekend was consumed with Legos, coffee, manhattans and evaluating a DOE incident report for intimate detail, especially for things that were conspicuously not said. If you would like your "radiation safety professional for a day" test, please look at this picture and tell me everything you see wrong with it.
1) You are going to use this setup for handling experimental ZPPR (Zero Power Physics Reactor) nuclear fuel packages with a lot of Pu-240, Am-241 and their resulting fission products, all of which are fairly beefy gamma emitters.
2) Gamma dose rates were ~30rad/hr at 5cm from a typical fuel assembly. As a reminder, in the United States, your annual regulatory dose limit is 5rad per year.
3) The work operation to be performed involves opening the fuel assemblies to play with the plates within, with the very likely potential for releasing airborne particulates.
4) The mass of inhaled Pu-240 alone necessary to make a worker exceed the annual dose limit is ~1 microgram, a quantity that is not visible to the naked eye.
5) Phil, without a trace of irony, banged his head on the desk, yelling "NO! You have to be shitting me!" when first shown this picture..
(NOTE: the people in the picture are Important People looking at this room before work actually began to make sure that taxpayer dollars were well spent.)