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

12VAC5-481-850. Radiation symbol; caution signs.

Article 10
Precautionary Procedures

A. Unless otherwise authorized by the agency, the symbol prescribed by this section shall use the colors magenta, purple, or black on a yellow background. The symbol prescribed by this section is the three-bladed design:

1. The cross-hatched area is to be magenta, purple, or black, and

2. The background is to be yellow.


B. Exception to color requirements for standard radiation symbol. Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection A of this section, licensees are authorized to label sources, source holders, or device components containing sources of radiation that are subjected to high temperatures with conspicuously etched or stamped radiation caution symbols and without a color requirement.

C. Additional information on signs and labels. In addition to the contents of signs and labels prescribed in this section, the licensee may provide on or near the required signs and labels, additional information, as appropriate, to make individuals aware of potential radiation exposures and to minimize the exposures.

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; Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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