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

12VAC5-481-2270. Instructions to workers.

A. All individuals likely to receive in a year an occupational dose in excess of 1 mSv (100 mrem):

1. Shall be kept informed of the storage, transfer, or use of sources of radiation in the licensee's or registrant's workplace;

2. Shall be instructed in the health protection problems associated with exposure to radiation or radioactive material to the individual and potential offspring, in precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, and in the purposes and functions of protective devices employed;

3. Shall be instructed in, and instructed to observe, to the extent within the worker's control, the applicable provisions of these regulations and licenses for the protection of personnel from exposures to radiation or radioactive material;

4. Shall be instructed of their responsibility to report promptly to the licensee or registrant any condition that may constitute, lead to, or cause a violation of the Act, these regulations, or license condition, or any unnecessary exposure to radiation or radioactive material;

5. Shall be instructed in the appropriate response to warnings made in the event of any unusual occurrence or malfunction that may involve exposure to radiation or radioactive material; and

6. Shall be advised as to the radiation exposure reports that workers shall be furnished pursuant to 12VAC5-481-2280.

B. The extent of these instructions shall be commensurate with potential radiological health protection problems present in the workplace.

C. The instructions listed in subsection A of this section shall be given at least annually to said individuals.

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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