The goal of any radiation safety program is to reduce exposure, whether internal or external, to a minimum. The external exposure reduction and control measures available are of primary importance to the every day tasks performed by the RCT. In this lesson, we will address the DOE and Facility Administrative Exposure limits and the basic methods used for reducing radiation exposure. Various techniques such as time, distance, and shielding that are used to help reduce external exposure controls will be discussed. These techniques are useful to maintain personnel exposure below administrative and federal limits.