Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Equipment Control: Inspection and Maintenance of Radiation Machines, Radiographic Exposure Devices, Transport and Storage Containers, Associated Equipment, Source Changers, and Survey Instruments
The licensee must perform visual and operability checks on survey meters, radiation machines, radiographic exposure devices, transport and storage containers, associated equipment and source changers before each day’s use, or work shift, to ensure that:
The equipment is in good working condition;
The sources are adequately shielded; and
Required labeling is present.
Survey instrument operability must be performed using check sources or other appropriate means.
If equipment problems are found, the equipment must be removed from service until repaired.
Each licensee must have written procedures for and perform inspection and routine maintenance of radiation machines, radiographic exposure devices, source changers, associated equipment, transport and storage containers, and survey instruments at intervals not to exceed three months or before the first use thereafter to ensure the proper functioning of components important to safety. If equipment problems are found, the equipment must be removed from service until repaired.
The licensee’s inspection and maintenance program must include procedures to assure that Type B packages are shipped and maintained in accordance with the certificate of compliance or other approval.