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

12VAC5-481-3280. Operating and emergency procedures.

The licensee's or registrant's operating and emergency procedures shall include instructions in at least the following:

1. Handling and use of sources of radiation to be employed so that no individual is likely to be exposed to radiation doses in excess of the standards established in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter;

2. Methods and occasions for conducting radiation surveys;

3. Methods and occasions for locking and securing sources of radiation;

4. Personnel monitoring and the use of personnel monitoring equipment;

5. Transportation to temporary jobsites and field stations, including the packaging and placing of sources of radiation in vehicles, placarding of vehicles, and securing sources of radiation during transportation;

6. Minimizing exposure of individuals in the event of an accident;

7. Procedure for notifying proper personnel in the event of an accident;

8. Maintenance of records;

9. Use, inspection and maintenance of source holders, logging tools, source handling tools, storage containers, transport containers, and injection tools;

10. Procedure to be followed in the event a sealed source is lodged downhole;

11. Procedures to be used for picking up, receiving, and opening packages containing radioactive material;

12. For the use of tracers, decontamination of the environment, equipment, and personnel;

13. Maintenance of records generated by logging personnel at temporary jobsites;

14. Notifying proper persons in the event of an accident; and

15. Actions to be taken if a sealed source is ruptured, including actions to prevent the spread of contamination and minimize inhalation and ingestion of radioactive material and actions to obtain suitable radiation survey instruments as required by 12VAC5-481-3200.

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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