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

12VAC5-481-2130. Personnel requirements.

A. Instruction. No individual shall be permitted to operate or maintain analytical X-ray equipment unless such individual has received instruction in and demonstrated competence as to:

1. Identification of radiation hazards associated with the use of the equipment;

2. Significance of the various radiation warning, safety devices, and interlocks incorporated into the equipment, or the reasons they have not been installed on certain pieces of equipment and the extra precautions required in such cases;

3. Proper operating procedures for the equipment;

4. Recognition of symptoms of an acute localized exposure; and

5. Proper procedures for reporting an actual or suspected exposure.

B. Personnel monitoring.

1. Finger or wrist dosimetric devices shall be provided to and shall be used by:

a. Analytical X-ray equipment workers using systems having an open-beam configuration and not equipped with a safety device; and

b. Personnel maintaining analytical X-ray equipment if the maintenance procedures require the presence of a primary X-ray beam when any local component in the analytical X-ray system is disassembled or removed.

2. Reported dose values shall not be used for the purpose of determining compliance with 12VAC5-481-630 of these regulations unless evaluated by a private inspector.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006.

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