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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations

12VAC5-481-1570. Specific requirements for radiographic personnel performing industrial radiography.

A. At a job site, the following shall be supplied by the licensee or registrant:

1. At least one operable, calibrated survey instrument for each exposure device or radiation machine in use;

2. A current whole body personnel monitor (TLD, OSL or film badge) for each person performing radiographic operations;

3. An operable, calibrated pocket dosimeter with a range of 0 to 2 mSv (200 mrem) for each person performing radiographic operations;

4. An operable, calibrated, alarming ratemeter for each person performing radiographic operations using a radiographic exposure device; and

5. The appropriate barrier ropes and signs.

B. Each radiographer at a job site shall have on their person a valid certification ID card issued by a certifying entity.

C. Industrial radiographic operations shall not be performed if any of the items in subsections A and B of this section are not available at the job site or are inoperable.

D. During an inspection, the agency may terminate an operation if any of the items in subsections A and B of this section are not available or operable, or if the required number of radiographic personnel are not present. Operations shall not be resumed until all required conditions are met.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 18, eff. June 12, 2008.

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