Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-105-0540
Radiation Safety Requirements: Operating and Emergency Procedures


Operating and emergency procedures must include, as a minimum, instructions in the following:


Appropriate handling and use of sources of radiation so that no person is likely to be exposed to radiation doses in excess of the limits established in division 120 of these rules;


Methods and occasions for conducting radiation surveys;


Methods for posting and controlling access to radiographic areas;


Methods and occasions for locking and securing sources of radiation;


Personnel monitoring and the use of personnel monitoring equipment;


Transporting equipment to field locations, including packing of radiographic exposure devices and storage containers in the vehicles, placarding of vehicles when required, and control of the equipment during transportation as described in division 118 of these rules;


The inspection, maintenance, and operability checks of radiographic exposure devices, radiation machines, survey instruments, alarming ratemeters, transport containers, and storage containers;


Steps that must be taken immediately by radiography personnel in the event a pocket dosimeter is found to be off-scale or an alarming ratemeter alarms unexpectedly;


The procedure(s) for identifying and reporting defects and noncompliance, as required by 333-105-0740 (Notifications);


The procedure for notifying proper persons in the event of an accident or incident;


Minimizing exposure of persons in the event of an accident or incident, including a source disconnect, a transport accident, or loss of a source of radiation;


Source recovery procedure if licensee will perform source recoveries; and


Maintenance of records.


The licensee must maintain copies of current operating and emergency procedures in accordance with 333-105-0690 (Recordkeeping Requirements: Copies of Operating and Emergency Procedures) and 333-105-0730 (Recordkeeping Requirements: Location Of Documents and Records).

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