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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations
7/5/2020

12VAC5-481-3270. Training Requirements.

Article 4
Requirements for Personal Safety

A. No licensee shall permit any individual to act as a logging supervisor as defined in this part until such individual has:

1. Received instruction in the following and demonstrated an understanding thereof:

a. Fundamentals of radiation safety including:

(1) Characteristics of radiation;

(2) Units of radiation dose and quantity of radioactivity;

(3) Hazards of exposure to radiation;

(4) Levels of radiation from licensed material;

(5) Methods of controlling radiation dose (time, distance, and shielding); and

(6) Radiation safety practices, including prevention of contamination, and methods of decontamination;

b. Radiation detection instruments including:

(1) Use, operation, calibration, and limitations of radiation survey instruments;

(2) Survey techniques; and

(3) Use of personnel monitoring equipment;

c. Equipment to be used including:

(1) Operation of equipment, including source handling equipment and remote handling tools;

(2) Storage, control, and disposal of licensed material; and

(3) Maintenance of equipment;

d. The requirements of pertinent Virginia regulations; and

e. Case histories of accidents in well logging;

2. Received copies of and instruction in the regulations contained in this part and the applicable sections of Parts I (12VAC5-481-10 et seq.), IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.), and X (12VAC5-481-2250 et seq.) of this chapter or their equivalent, conditions of appropriate license, and the licensee's operating and emergency procedures, and demonstrated an understanding thereof;

3. Demonstrated competence to use sources of radiation, related handling tools, and radiation survey instruments which will be used on the job by a field evaluation; and

4. Demonstrated understanding of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection by successfully passing a written test.

B. No licensee or registrant shall permit any individual to act as a logging assistant until such individual has:

1. Received instruction in the applicable sections of Parts I (12VAC5-481-10 et seq.), IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) and X (12VAC5-481-2250 et seq.) of this chapter or their equivalent;

2. Received copies of, and instruction in the licensee's operating and emergency procedures;

3. Demonstrated understanding of subdivisions 1 and 2 of this subsection by successfully passing a written or oral test; and

4. Demonstrated competence to use, under the personal supervision of the logging supervisor, the sources of radiation, related handling tools, and radiation survey instruments that will be used on the job.

C. The licensee shall provide safety reviews at least once during each calendar year.

D. The licensee shall maintain employee training records for three years following termination of the individual's employment.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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