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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION

 

DIVISION 105

RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHIC OPERATIONS

333-105-0001

Purpose

This division prescribes requirements for the industrial use of sources of radiation and radiation safety requirements for persons using these sources of radiation in industrial radiography.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91; PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0003

Scope

The provisions and requirements of this division are in addition to, and not in substitution for, other requirements of these rules. In particular, the general requirements of divisions 100, 102, 111, 118, and 120 of this chapter apply to applicants and licensees, subject to this division. Divisions 102 and 118 of these rules apply to licensing and transportation of radioactive material, respectively. This rule does not apply to medical uses addressed in division 116.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0005

Definitions

As used in this division, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Annual refresher safety training" means a review conducted or provided by the licensee for its employees on radiation safety aspects of industrial radiography. The review must include, as a minimum, a review of radiation safety aspects of industrial radiography, any results of internal audits, Authority inspections, new procedures or equipment, new or revised regulations, and accidents or errors that have been observed. The review must also provide opportunities for employees to ask safety questions.

(2) "ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute.

(3) "Associated equipment" means equipment that is used in conjunction with a radiographic exposure device to make radiographic exposures that drives, guides, or comes in contact with the source, (e.g., guide tube, control tube, control (drive) cable, removable source stop, "J" tube and collimator when it is used as an exposure head.

(4) "Camera" see "Radiographic exposure device".

(5) "Certifying entity" means an independent certifying organization meeting the requirements in Appendix A of division 105 or an Agreement State regulatory program meeting the requirements in Appendix A, Sections II and III.

(6) "Collimator" means a radiation shield that is placed on the end of the guide tube or directly onto a radiographic exposure device to restrict the size, shape, and direction of the radiation beam when the sealed source is cranked into position to make a radiographic exposure.

(7) "Control drive cable" means the cable that is connected to the source assembly and used to drive the source to and from the exposure location.

(8) "Control drive mechanism" means a device that enables the source assembly to be moved into and out of the exposure device.

(9) "Control tube" means a protective sheath for guiding the control cable. The control tube connects the control drive mechanism to the radiographic exposure device.

(10) "Drive cable" see "Control cable".

(11) "Exposure head" means a device that locates the gamma radiography sealed source in the selected working position. An exposure head also is known as a source stop or end cap.

(12) "Field station" means a facility from which sources of radiation may be stored or used and from which equipment is dispatched.

(13) "Guide tube" (projection sheath) means a flexible or rigid tube, or "J" tube, for guiding the source assembly and the attached control cable from the exposure device to the exposure head. The guide tube may also include the connections necessary for attachment to the exposure device and to the exposure head.

(14) "Hands-on experience" means experience in all of those areas considered to be directly involved in the radiography process, and includes taking radiographs, calibration of survey instruments, operational and performance testing of survey instruments and devices, film development, posting of radiation areas, preparing radiographic sources for transport, set-up of radiography equipment, posting of records and radiation area surveillance, etc., as applicable. In addition the Radiation Safety Officer experience must include source exchange and source retrieval. Excessive time spent in only one or two of these areas, such as film development or radiation area surveillance, should not be counted toward the 2000 hours of hands-on experience required for a radiation safety officer in 333-105-0520 or the hands-on experience for a radiographer as required by 333-105-0530.

(15) "Independent certifying organization" means an independent organization that meets all of the criteria of Appendix A of this part.

(16) "Industrial radiography" means a nondestructive examination of the structure of materials using ionizing radiation to make radiographic images.

(17) "Lay-barge radiography" means industrial radiography performed on any water vessel used for laying pipe.

(18) "Lixiscope" means a portable light-intensified imaging device using a sealed source.

(19) "Offshore platform radiography" means industrial radiography conducted from a platform over a body of water.

(20) "Permanent radiographic installation" means an enclosed shielded room, cell, or vault, not located at a temporary jobsite, in which radiography is performed.

(21) "Personal supervision" means supervision in which the radiographer is physically present at the site where sources of radiation and associated equipment are being used, watching the performance of the radiographer's assistant and in such proximity that immediate assistance can be given if required.

(22) "Pigtail" see "Source assembly".

(23) "Pill" see "Sealed source".

(24) "Practical examination" means a demonstration through application of the safety rules and principles in industrial radiography including use of all procedures and equipment to be used by radiographic personnel.

(25) "Projection sheath" see "Guide tube".

(26) "Projector" see "Radiographic exposure device".

(27) "Radiation safety officer for industrial radiography" means an individual with the responsibility for the overall radiation safety program on behalf of the licensee and who meets the requirements of 333-105-0520.

(28) "Radiographer" means any individual who performs or who, in attendance at the site where sources of radiation are being used, personally supervises industrial radiographic operations and who is responsible to the licensee for assuring compliance with the requirements of these rules and the conditions of the license or registration.

(29) "Radiographer certification" means written approval received from a certifying entity stating that an individual has satisfactorily met the radiation safety, testing, and experience criteria in 333-105-0530.

(30) "Radiographer's assistant" means any individual who, under the direct supervision of a radiographer, uses radiographic exposure devices, sources of radiation, related handling tools or radiation survey instruments in industrial radiography.

(31) "Radiographer instructor" means any radiographer who has been authorized by the Authority to provide on-the-job training to radiographer trainees in accordance with OAR 333-105-0530(3).

(32) "Radiographer trainee" means any individual who, under the direct supervision of a radiographer instructor, uses sources of radiation, related handling tools or radiation survey instruments during the course of his instruction.

(33) "Radiographic exposure device" (also called a camera or a projector) means any instrument containing a sealed source fastened or contained therein, in which the sealed source or shielding thereof may be moved or otherwise changed from a shielded to unshielded position for purposes of making a radiographic exposure.

(34) "Radiographic operations" means all activities performed with a radiographic exposure device. Activities include using, transporting (except when being transported by common or contract carriers), storing at a temporary job site, performing surveys to confirm the adequacy of boundaries, setting up equipment, and any activity inside restricted area boundaries. Transporting a radiation machine is not considered a radiographic operation.

(35) "Radiographic personnel" means any radiographer, radiographer's assistant, radiographer instructor or radiographer trainee.

(36) "Radiography" see "Industrial radiography".

(37) "Residential location" means any area where structures in which people lodge or live are located and the grounds on which such structures are located including, but not limited to, houses, apartments, condominiums and garages.

(38) "S-tube" means a tube through which the radioactive source travels when inside a radiographic exposure device.

(39) "Sealed source" means any radioactive material that is encased in a capsule designed to prevent leakage or escape of the radioactive material.

(40) "Shielded position" means the location within the radiographic exposure device, source changer, or storage container that, by manufacturer's design, is the proper location for storage of the sealed source.

(41) "Source assembly" means an assembly that consists of the sealed source and a connector that attaches the source to the control cable. The source assembly may also include a stop ball used to secure the source in the shielded position.

(42) "Source changer" means a device designed and used for replacement of sealed sources in radiographic exposure devices. They also may be used for transporting and storing sealed sources.

(43) "Storage area" means any location, facility or vehicle that is used to store and secure a radiographic exposure device, a radiation machine, or a storage container when it is not used for radiographic operations. Storage areas are locked or have a physical barrier to prevent accidental exposure, tampering with or unauthorized removal of the device, container, source, or machine.

(44) "Storage container" means a device in which sealed sources are secured and stored.

(45) "Temporary jobsite" means any location where radiographic operations are performed and where sources of radiation may be stored other than those location(s) of use authorized on the license or registration.

(46) "Transport container" means a package that is designed to provide radiation safety and security when sealed sources are transported and which meets all applicable requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

(47) "Underwater radiography" means radiographic operations performed when the radiographic exposure device or radiation machine and/or related equipment are beneath the surface of the water.

[ED. NOTE: Appendices referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91; HD 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-95; PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0050

Exemptions

Industrial uses of lixiscopes are exempt from the requirements of this division if the dose rate 18 inches from the source of radiation to any individual does not exceed two millirem per hour. Devices that exceed this limit must meet the applicable requirements of this division and the licensing or registration requirements of division 101 or division 102 of these rules, as applicable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0075

Licensing and Registration Requirements for Industrial Radiography Operations

The Authority will approve an application for a specific license for the use of licensed material if the applicant meets the following requirements:

(1) The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in 333-102-0200 for radioactive material and any special requirements contained in this division;

(2) The applicant submits an adequate program for training radiographers and radiographer's assistants that meets the requirements of 333-105-0530:

(a) After July 1, 2003, the applicant need not describe the initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in 333-105-0530(7).

(b) From December 1, 2002 to July 1, 2003, the applicant may affirm that all individuals acting as industrial radiographers will be certified in radiation safety by a certifying entity before commencing duty as radiographers. This affirmation substitutes for a description of its initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in 333-105-0530(7).

(3) The applicant submits procedures for verifying and documenting the certification status of radiographers and for ensuring that the certification of individuals acting as radiographers remains valid;

(4) The applicant submits written operating and emergency procedures as described in 333-105-0540;

(5) The applicant submits a description of a program for inspections of the job performance of each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 6 months as described in 333-105-0530(5);

(6) The applicant submits a description of the applicant's overall organizational structure as it applies to the radiation safety responsibilities in industrial radiography, including specified delegation of authority and responsibility;

(7) The applicant submits the qualifications of the individual(s) designated as the radiation safety officer as described in 333-105-0520(1);

(8) If an applicant intends to perform leak testing of sealed sources or exposure devices containing depleted uranium (DU) shielding, the applicant must describe the procedures for performing the test. The description must include the:

(a) Methods of collecting the samples;

(b) Qualifications of the individual who analyzes the samples;

(c) Instruments to be used; and

(d) Methods of analyzing the samples.

(9) If the applicant intends to perform calibrations of survey instruments and alarming ratemeters, the applicant must describe methods to be used and the experience of the person(s) who will perform the calibrations. All calibrations must be performed according to the procedures described and at the intervals prescribed in 333-105-0450 and 333-105-0560(7)(d);

(10) The applicant identifies and describes the location(s) of all field stations and permanent radiographic installations;

(11) The applicant identifies the location(s) where all records required by this and other divisions of these rules will be maintained;

(12) If a license application includes underwater radiography, a description of:

(a) Radiation safety procedures and radiographer responsibilities unique to the performance of underwater radiography;

(b) Radiographic equipment and radiation safety equipment unique to underwater radiography; and

(c) Methods for gas-tight encapsulation of equipment; and

(13) If an application includes offshore platform and/or lay-barge radiography, a description of:

(a) Transport procedures for radioactive material to be used in industrial radiographic operations;

(b) Storage facilities for radioactive material; and

(c) Methods for restricting access to radiation areas.

(14) A license will be issued if sections (1) through (13) of this rule, as applicable, are met.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

Equipment Control

333-105-0420

Performance Requirements for Industrial Radiography Equipment

Equipment used in industrial radiographic operations must meet the following minimum criteria:

(1) Each radiographic exposure device, source assembly or sealed source, and all associated equipment must meet the requirements specified in American National Standard Institute, N432-1980 "Radiological Safety for the Design and Construction of Apparatus for Gamma Radiography," (published as NBS Handbook 136, issued January 1981);

(2) In addition to the requirements specified in section (1) of this rule, the following requirements apply to radiographic exposure devices, source changers, source assemblies and sealed sources;

(a) The licensee must ensure that each radiographic exposure device has attached to it a durable, legible, clearly visible label bearing the:

(A) Chemical symbol and mass number of the radionuclide in the device;

(B) Activity and the date on which this activity was last measured;

(C) Model or product code and serial number of the sealed source;

(D) Name of the manufacturer of the sealed source; and

(E) Licensee's name, address, and telephone number.

(b) Radiographic exposure devices intended for use as Type B packages must meet the applicable transportation requirements of division 118 of these rules.

(c) Modification of radiographic exposure devices, source changers, and source assemblies and associated equipment is prohibited, unless approved by the Authority or other approval body.

(3) In addition to the requirements specified in sections (1) and (2) of this rule, the following requirements apply to radiographic exposure devices, source assemblies, and associated equipment that allow the source to be moved out of the device for radiographic operations or to source changers;

(a) The coupling between the source assembly and the control cable must be designed in such a manner that the source assembly will not become disconnected if cranked outside the guide tube. The coupling must be such that it cannot be unintentionally disconnected under normal and reasonably foreseeable abnormal conditions.

(b) The device must automatically secure the source assembly when it is cranked back into the fully shielded position within the device. This securing system may only be released by means of a deliberate operation on the exposure device.

(c) The outlet fittings, lock box, and drive cable fittings on each radiographic exposure device must be equipped with safety plugs or covers which must be installed during storage and transportation to protect the source assembly from water, mud, sand or other foreign matter.

(d) Each sealed source or source assembly must have attached to it or engraved on it, a durable, legible, visible label with the words:

"DANGER --RADIOACTIVE."

The label may not interfere with the safe operation of the exposure device or associated equipment.

(e) The guide tube must be able to withstand a crushing test that closely approximates the crushing forces that are likely to be encountered during use, and be able to withstand a kinking resistance test that closely approximates the kinking forces that are likely to be encountered during use.

(f) Guide tubes must be used when moving the source out of the device.

(g) An exposure head or similar device designed to prevent the source assembly from passing out of the end of the guide tube must be attached to the outermost end of the guide tube during industrial radiography operations.

(h) The guide tube exposure head connection must be able to withstand the tensile test for control units specified in ANSI N432-1980.

(i) Source changers must provide a system for ensuring that the source will not be accidentally withdrawn from the changer when connecting or disconnecting the drive cable to or from a source assembly.

(4) All radiographic exposure devices and associated equipment in use after January 10, 1996, must comply with the requirements of this section; and

(5) As an exception to section (1) of this rule, equipment used in industrial radiographic operations need not comply with 8.9.2(c) of the Endurance Test in American National Standards Institute N432-1980, if the prototype equipment has been tested using a torque value representative of the torque that an individual using the radiography equipment can reasonably exert on the lever or crankshaft of the drive mechanism.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0430

Limits on External Radiation Levels From Storage Containers and Source Changers

The maximum exposure rate limits for storage containers and source changers are two millisieverts (200 mrem) per hour at any exterior surface, and 0.1 millisieverts (10 mrem) per hour at one meter from any exterior surface with the sealed source in the shielded position.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0440

Locking of Sources of Radiation, Storage Containers and Source Changers

(1) Each radiographic exposure device must have a lock or outer locked container designed to prevent unauthorized or accidental removal of the sealed source from its shielded position. The exposure device and/or its container must be kept locked (If a keyed lock, the key must be removed at all times) when not under the direct surveillance of a radiographer or a radiographer's assistant except at permanent radiographic installations as stated in 333-105-0580. In addition, during radiographic operations the sealed source assembly must be secured in the shielded position each time the source is returned to that position.

(2) Each sealed source storage container and source changer must have a lock or outer locked container designed to prevent unauthorized or accidental removal of the sealed source from its shielded position. Storage containers and source changers must be kept locked (If a keyed lock, the key must be removed at all times) when containing sealed sources except when under the direct surveillance of a radiographer or a radiographer's assistant.

(3) The control panel of each radiation machine must be equipped with a lock that will prevent the unauthorized use of an x-ray system or the accidental production of radiation. The radiation machine must be kept locked and the key removed at all times except when under the direct visual surveillance of a radiographer or a radiographer's assistant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0450

Radiation Survey Instruments

(1) The licensee must keep sufficient calibrated and operable radiation survey instruments at each location where sources of radiation are present to make the radiation surveys required by this division and by division 120 of these rules. Instrumentation required by this section must be capable of measuring a range from 0.02 millisieverts (2 mrem) per hour through 0.01 sievert (1 rem) per hour.

(2) The licensee must have each radiation survey instrument required under section (1) of this rule calibrated:

(a) At energies appropriate for use and at intervals not to exceed six months or after instrument servicing, except for battery changes;

(b) For linear scale instruments, at two points located approximately one-third and two-thirds of full-scale on each scale; for logarithmic scale instruments, at mid-range of each decade, and at two points of at least one decade; and for digital instruments, at three points between 0.02 and ten millisieverts (2 and 1000 mrem) per hour; and

(c) So that an accuracy within plus or minus 20 percent of the true radiation dose rate can be demonstrated at each point checked.

(3) The licensee must maintain records of the results of the instrument calibrations in accordance with 333-105-0620.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0460

Leak Testing and Replacement of Sealed Sources

(1) The replacement of any sealed source fastened to or contained in a radiographic exposure device and leak testing of any sealed source must be performed by persons authorized to do so by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or another Agreement State.

(2) The opening, repair, or modification of any sealed source must be performed by persons specifically authorized to do so by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or another Agreement State.

(3) Testing and recordkeeping requirements.

(a) Each licensee who uses a sealed source must have the source tested for leakage at intervals not to exceed six months. The leak testing of the source must be performed using a method approved by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or by another Agreement State. The wipe sample should be taken from the nearest accessible point to the sealed source where contamination might accumulate. The wipe sample must be analyzed for radioactive contamination. The analysis must be capable of detecting the presence of 185 becquerel (0.005 microCurie) of radioactive material on the test sample and must be performed by a person specifically authorized by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or another Agreement State to perform the analysis.

(b) The licensee must maintain records of the leak tests in accordance with 333-105-0630.

(c) Unless a sealed source is accompanied by a certificate from the transferor that shows that it has been leak tested within six months before the transfer, it may not be used by the licensee until tested for leakage. Sealed sources that are in storage and not in use do not require leak testing, but must be tested before use or transfer to another person if the interval of storage exceeds six months. Leak test results must be received prior to use or transfer.

(4) Any test conducted pursuant to section (2) and (3) of this rule that reveals the presence of 185 Becquerel (0.005 microCurie) or more of removable radioactive material must be considered evidence that the sealed source is leaking. The licensee must immediately withdraw the equipment involved from use and must have it decontaminated and repaired or disposed of in accordance with Authority rules. A report must be filed with the Authority within five days of any test with results that exceed the threshold in this paragraph, describing the equipment involved, the test results, and the corrective action taken.

(5) Each exposure device using depleted uranium (DU) shielding and an "S" tube configuration must be tested for DU contamination at intervals not to exceed 12 months. The analysis must be capable of detecting the presence of 185 becquerel (0.005 microCurie) of radioactive material on the test sample and must be performed by a person specifically authorized by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or another Agreement State to perform the analysis. Should such testing reveal the presence of DU contamination, the exposure device must be removed from use until an evaluation of the wear of the S-tube has been made. Should the evaluation reveal that the S-tube is worn through, the device may not be used again. DU shielded devices do not have to be tested for DU contamination while not in use and in storage. Before using or transferring such a device, however, the device must be tested for DU contamination, if the interval of storage exceeds 12 months. A record of the DU leak-test must be made in accordance with 333-105-0630.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0470

Quarterly Inventory

(1) Each licensee must conduct a quarterly physical inventory to account for all sources of radiation, and for devices containing depleted uranium received and possessed under the license.

(2) The licensee must maintain records of the quarterly inventory in accordance with 333-105-0640.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0480

Inspection and Maintenance of Radiation Machines, Radiographic Exposure Devices, Transport and Storage Containers, Associated Equipment, Source Changers, and Survey Instruments

Inspection and Maintenance of Radiation Machines, Radiographic Exposure Devices, Transport and Storage Containers, Associated Equipment, Source Changers, and Survey Instruments

(1) 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:

(a) The equipment is in good working condition;

(b) The sources are adequately shielded; and

(c) Required labeling is present.

(2) Survey instrument operability must be performed using check sources or other appropriate means.

(3) If equipment problems are found, the equipment must be removed from service until repaired.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

(6) Records of equipment problems and of any maintenance performed under this rule must be made in accordance with 333-105-0660.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0490

Permanent Radiographic Installations

(1) Each entrance that is used for personnel access to the high radiation area in a permanent radiographic installation must have either:

(a) An entrance control of the type described in OAR 333-120-0220 that causes the radiation level upon entry into the area to be reduced; or

(b) Both conspicuous visible and audible warning signals to warn of the presence of radiation. The visible signal must be actuated by radiation whenever the source is exposed. The audible signal must be actuated when an attempt is made to enter the installation while the source is exposed or the machine is energized.

(2) The alarm system must be tested for proper operation with a radiation source each day before the installation is used for radiographic operations. The test must include a check of both the visible and audible signals. Entrance control devices that reduce the radiation level upon entry as designated in section (1)(a) of this rule must be tested monthly. If an entrance control device or an alarm is operating improperly, it must be immediately labeled as defective and repaired within seven calendar days. The facility may continue to be used during this seven-day period, provided the licensee implements the continuous surveillance requirements of 333-105-0580 and uses an alarming rate-meter. Test records for entrance controls and audible and visual alarms must be maintained in accordance with 333-105-0670.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0500

Labeling, Storage, and Transportation

(1) The licensee may not use a source changer or a container to store radioactive material unless the source changer or the storage container has securely attached to it a durable, legible, and clearly visible label bearing the standard trefoil radiation caution symbol conventional colors, i.e., magenta, purple or black on a yellow background, having a minimum diameter of 25 mm, and the wording:

CAUTION RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

NOTIFY CIVIL AUTHORITIES

or "DANGER"

(2) The licensee may not transport radioactive material unless the material is packaged, and the package is labeled, marked, and accompanied with appropriate shipping papers in accordance with rules set out in division 118.

(3) Radiographic exposure devices, source changers, storage containers, and radiation machines, must be physically secured to prevent tampering or removal by unauthorized personnel. The licensee must store radioactive material in a manner that will minimize danger from explosion or fire.

(4) The licensee must lock and physically secure the transport package containing radioactive material in the transporting vehicle to prevent accidental loss, tampering, or unauthorized removal.

(5) The licensee's name and city or town where the main business office is located must be prominently displayed with a durable, clearly visible label(s) on both sides of all vehicles used to transport radioactive material or radiation machines for temporary job site use.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

Radiation Safety Requirements

333-105-0510

Conducting Industrial Radiographic Operations

(1) Whenever radiography is performed at a location other than a permanent radiographic installation, the radiographer must be accompanied by at least one other qualified radiographer or an individual who has at a minimum met the requirements of 333-105-0530(3). The additional qualified individual must observe the operations and be capable of providing immediate assistance to prevent unauthorized entry. Radiography may not be performed if only one qualified individual is present.

(2) All radiographic operations must be conducted in a permanent radiographic installation unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Authority.

(3) Except when physically impossible, collimators must be used in industrial radiographic operations that use radiographic exposure devices that allow the source to be moved out of the device.

(4) A licensee may conduct lay-barge, offshore platform, or underwater radiography only if procedures have been approved by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or by another Agreement State.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0520

Radiation Safety Officer

The radiation safety officer must ensure that radiation safety activities are being performed in accordance with approved procedures and regulatory requirements in the daily operation of the licensee's program.

(1) The minimum qualifications, training, and experience for radiation safety officers for industrial radiography are as follows:

(a) Completion of the training and testing requirements of 333-105-0530(1);

(b) 2000 hours of hands-on experience as a qualified radiographer in industrial radiographic operations; and

(c) Formal training in the establishment and maintenance of a radiation protection program.

(2) The Authority will consider alternatives when the radiation safety officer has appropriate training and experience in the field of ionizing radiation, and in addition, has adequate formal training with respect to the establishment and maintenance of a radiation safety protection program.

(3) The specific duties and authorities of the radiation safety officer include:

(a) Establishing and overseeing all operating, emergency, and ALARA procedures as required by division 120 of these rules and reviewing them regularly to ensure that they conform to Authority rules and to the license or registration conditions;

(b) Overseeing and approving the training program for radiographic personnel to ensure that appropriate and effective radiation protection practices are taught;

(c) Ensuring that required radiation surveys and leak tests are performed and documented in accordance with the rules, including any corrective measures when levels of radiation exceed established limits;

(d) Ensuring that personnel monitoring devices are calibrated, if applicable, and used properly; that records are kept of the monitoring results; and that timely notifications are made as required by division 120 of these rules; and

(e) Ensuring that operations are conducted safely and for implementing corrective actions including terminating operations.

(4) Licensees will have two years from the effective date of this rule to meet the requirements of section (1) and (2) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0530

Training

(1) The licensee may not permit any individual to act as a radiographer until the individual:

(a) Has received training in the subjects outlined in section (7) of this rule, in addition to on the job training consisting of hands-on experience under the supervision of a radiographer and is certified through a radiographer certification program. . The on the job training must include a minimum of two months (320 hours) of active participation in the performance of industrial radiography utilizing radioactive material and/or one month (160 hours) of active participation in the performance of industrial radiography utilizing radiation machines. Individuals performing industrial radiography utilizing radioactive materials and radiation machines must complete both segments of the on the job training (3 months or 480 hours); or

(b) The licensee may, until July 1, 2003, allow an individual who has not met the requirements of subsection (1)(a) of this rule, to act as a radiographer after the individual has received at least 40 hours of training in the subjects outlined in section (7) of this rule and demonstrated an understanding of these subjects by successful completion of a written examination that was previously submitted to and approved by the Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or another Agreement State, in addition to on the job training consisting of hands-on experience under the supervision of a radiographer. The on the job training must include a minimum of two months (320 hours) of active participation in the performance of industrial radiography utilizing radioactive material and/or one month (160 hours) of active participation in the performance of industrial radiography utilizing radiation machines. Individuals performing industrial radiography utilizing radioactive materials and radiation machines must complete both segments of the on the job training (3 months or 480 hours).

(2) In addition, the licensee may not permit any individual to act as a radiographer until the individual:

(a) Has received copies of and instruction in the requirements described in the rules contained in this division, and applicable sections of divisions 120, 111, and 118 of these rules, in the license or registration under which the radiographer will perform industrial radiography, and the licensee's operating and emergency procedures;

(b) Has demonstrated an understanding of items in subsection (2)(a) of this rule by successful completion of a written or oral examination;

(c) Has received training in the use of the licensee's radiographic exposure devices, sealed sources, in the daily inspection of devices and associated equipment, and in the use of radiation survey instruments; and

(d) Has demonstrated understanding of the use of the equipment described in subsection (2)(c) of this rule by successful completion of a practical examination.

(3) The licensee may not permit any individual to act as a radiographer's assistant until the individual:

(a) Has received copies of and instruction in the requirements described in the rules contained in this, and applicable sections of divisions 120, 111, and 118 of these regulation, in the license or registration under which the radiographer's assistant will perform industrial radiography, and the licensee's operating and emergency procedures;

(b) Has demonstrated an understanding of items in subsection (3)(a) of this rule by successful completion of a written or oral examination;

(c) Under the personal supervision of a radiographer, has received training in the use of the licensee's radiographic exposure devices and sealed sources, in the daily inspection of devices and associated equipment, and in the use of radiation survey instruments; and

(d) Has demonstrated understanding of the use of the equipment described in subsection (3)(c) of this rule by successful completion of a practical examination.

(4) The licensee must provide annual refresher safety training, as defined in OAR 333-105-0005, for each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed 12 months.

(5) Except as provided in subsection (5)(d) of this rule, the radiation safety officer or designee must conduct an inspection program of the job performance of each radiographer and radiographer's assistant to ensure that the Authority's rules, license requirements, and operating and emergency procedures are followed. The inspection program must:

(a) Include observation of the performance of each radiographer and radiographer's assistant during an actual industrial radiographic operation, at intervals not to exceed six months; and

(b) Provide that, if a radiographer or a radiographer's assistant has not participated in an industrial radiographic operation for more than six months since the last inspection, the radiographer must demonstrate knowledge of the training requirements of subsection (2)(c) of this rule and the radiographer's assistant must demonstrate knowledge of the training requirements of subsection (3)(c) of this rule by a practical examination before these individuals can next participate in a radiographic operation.

(c) The Authority may consider alternatives in those situations where the individual serves as both radiographer and radiation safety officer.

(d) In those operations where a single individual serves as both radiographer and radiation safety officer, and performs all radiography operations, an inspection program is not required.

(6) The licensee must maintain records of the above training to include certification documents, written, oral and practical examinations, refresher safety training and inspections of job performance in accordance with OAR 333-105-0680.

(7) The licensee must include the following subjects required in section (1) of this rule:

(a) Fundamentals of radiation safety including:

(A) Characteristics of gamma and x-radiation;

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

(C) Hazards of exposure to radiation;

(D) Levels of radiation from sources of radiation; and

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

(b) Radiation detection instruments including:

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

(B) Survey techniques; and

(C) Use of personnel monitoring equipment;

(c) Equipment to be used including:

(A) Operation and control of radiographic exposure equipment, remote handling equipment, and storage containers, including pictures or models of source assemblies (pigtails);

(B) Operation and control of radiation machines;

(C) Storage, control, and disposal of sources of radiation; and

(D) Inspection and maintenance of equipment.

(d) The requirements of pertinent state and federal rules; and

(e) Case histories of accidents in radiography.

(8) Licensees will have one year from the effective date of this rule to comply with the additional training requirements specified in subsections (2)(a) and (3)(a) of this rule.

[ED. NOTE: Appendices referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07; PH 10-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

333-105-0540

Operating and Emergency Procedures

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

(a) 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;

(b) Methods and occasions for conducting radiation surveys;

(c) Methods for posting and controlling access to radiographic areas;

(d) Methods and occasions for locking and securing sources of radiation;

(e) Personnel monitoring and the use of personnel monitoring equipment;

(f) 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;

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

(h) 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;

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

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

(k) 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;

(l) Source recovery procedure if licensee will perform source recoveries; and

(m) Maintenance of records.

(2) The licensee must maintain copies of current operating and emergency procedures in accordance with 333-105-0690 and 333-105-0730.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0550

Supervision of Radiographer's Assistants

The radiographer's assistant must be under the direct visual supervision of a radiographer when using radiographic exposure devices, associated equipment or sources of radiation, or when conducting radiation surveys required by 333-105-0570(2) to determine that the sealed source has returned to the shielded position or the radiation machine is off after an exposure. The personal supervision must include:

(1) The radiographer's physical presence at the site where the sources of radiation are being used;

(2) The availability of the radiographer to give immediate assistance if required; and

(3) The radiographer's direct observation of the assistant's performance of the operations referred to in this section.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0560

Personnel Monitoring

(1) The licensee may not permit any individual to act as a radiographer or a radiographer's assistant unless, at all times during radiographic operations, each individual wears, on the trunk of the body, a combination of direct reading dosimeter, an alarming ratemeter, and a personnel dosimeter that is processed and evaluated by an accredited National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) processor. At permanent radiographic installations where other appropriate alarming or warning devices are in routine use, or during radiographic operations using radiation machines, the use of an alarming ratemeter is not required.

(a) Pocket dosimeters must have a range from zero to two millisieverts (200 mrem) and must be recharged at the start of each shift. Electronic personal dosimeters may only be used in place of ion-chamber pocket dosimeters.

(b) Each personnel dosimeter must be assigned to and worn by only one individual.

(c) Film badges must be exchanged and processed at periods not to exceed one month and other personnel dosimeters processed and evaluated by an accredited NVLAP processor must be replaced at periods not to exceed three months.

(d) After replacement, each personnel dosimeter must be returned to the supplier for processing within 14 calendar days of the end of the monitoring period, or as soon as practicable. In circumstances that make it impossible to return each personnel dosimeter in 14 calendar days, such circumstances must be documented and available for review by the Authority.

(2) Direct reading dosimeters such as pocket dosimeters or electronic personal dosimeters, must be read and the exposures recorded at the beginning and end of each shift, and records must be maintained in accordance with 333-105-0700.

(3) Pocket dosimeters, or electronic personal dosimeters, must be checked at periods not to exceed 12 months for correct response to radiation, and records must be maintained in accordance with 333-105-0700(1). Acceptable dosimeters must read within plus or minus 20 percent of the true radiation exposure.

(4) If an individual's pocket dosimeter is found to be off-scale, or the electronic personal dosimeter reads greater than two millisieverts (200 mrem), the individual's personnel dosimeter must be sent for processing within 24 hours. In addition, the individual may not resume work associated with the use of sources of radiation until a determination of the individual's radiation exposure has been made. This determination must be made by the radiation safety officer or the radiation safety officer's designee. The results of this determination must be included in the records maintained in accordance with 333-105-0700.

(5) If a personnel dosimeter is lost or damaged, the worker must cease work immediately until a replacement personnel dosimeter is provided and the exposure is calculated for the time period from issuance to loss or damage of the personnel dosimeter. The results of the calculated exposure and the time period for which the personnel dosimeter was lost or damaged must be included in the records maintained in accordance with 333-105-0700.

(6) Dosimetry reports received from the accredited NVLAP personnel dosimeter processor must be retained in accordance with 333-105-0700.

(7) Each alarming ratemeter must:

(a) Be checked to ensure that the alarm functions properly before using at the start of each shift;

(b) Be set to give an alarm signal at a preset dose rate of five millisieverts (500 mrem per hour) with an accuracy of plus or minus 20 percent of the true radiation dose rate;

(c) Require special means to change the preset alarm function; and

(d) Be calibrated at periods not to exceed 12 months for correct response to radiation. The licensee must maintain records of alarming ratemeter calibrations in accordance with 333-105-0700(2).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0570

Radiation Surveys

The licensee must:

(1) Conduct all surveys with a calibrated and operable radiation survey instrument that meets the requirements of 333-105-0450;

(2) Conduct a survey of the radiographic exposure device and the guide tube after each exposure when approaching the device or the guide tube. The survey must determine that the sealed source has returned to its shielded position before exchanging films, repositioning the exposure head, or dismantling equipment. Radiation machines must be surveyed after each exposure to determine that the machine is off;

(3) Conduct a survey of the radiographic exposure device whenever the source is exchanged and whenever a radiographic exposure device is placed in a storage area as defined in 333-105-0005, to ensure that the sealed source is in its shielded position; and

(4) Maintain records in accordance with 333-105-0710.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0580

Surveillance

During each radiographic operation, the radiographer must ensure continuous direct visual surveillance of the operation to protect against unauthorized entry into a radiation area or a high radiation area, as defined in division 100 of these rules, except at permanent radiographic installations where all entryways are locked and the requirements of 333-105-0490 are met.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0590

Posting

All areas in which industrial radiography is being performed must be conspicuously posted as required by OAR 333-120-0410. The exceptions listed in 333-120-0420 do not apply to industrial radiographic operations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

Recordkeeping Requirements

333-105-0600

Records for Industrial Radiography

Each licensee must maintain a copy of its license, documents incorporated by reference, and amendments to each of these items until superseded by new documents approved by the Authority, or until the Authority terminates the license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0610

Records of Receipt and Transfer of Sources of Radiation

(1) Each licensee must maintain records showing the receipts and transfers of sealed sources, devices using Depleted Uranium (DU) for shielding, and radiation machines, and retain each record for three years after it is made.

(2) These records must include the date, the name of the individual making the record, radionuclide, number of Becquerel (Curies) or mass (for DU), and manufacturer, model, and serial number of each source of radiation and/or device, as appropriate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0620

Records of Radiation Survey Instruments

Each licensee must maintain records of the calibrations of its radiation survey instruments that are required under 333-105-0450 and retain each record for three years after it is made.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0630

Records of Leak Testing of Sealed Sources and Devices Containing DU

Each licensee must maintain records of leak test results for sealed sources and for devices containing DU. The results must be stated in units of Becquerels (microcuries). The licensee must retain each record for three years after it is made or until the source in storage is removed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0640

Records of Quarterly Inventory

(1) Each licensee must maintain records of the quarterly inventory of sources of radiation, including devices containing DU as required by 333-105-0470, and retain each record for three years.

(2) The record must include the date of the inventory, name of the individual conducting the inventory, radionuclide, number of Becquerel (curies) or mass (for DU) in each device, location of sources of radiation and/or devices, and manufacturer, model, and serial number of each source of radiation and/or device, as appropriate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0650

Utilization Logs

(1) Each licensee must maintain utilization logs showing for each source of radiation the following information:

(a) A description, including the make, model, and serial number of the radiation machine or the radiographic exposure device, transport, or storage container in which the sealed source is located;

(b) The identity and signature of the radiographer to whom assigned;

(c) The location and dates of use, including the dates removed and returned to storage; and

(d) For permanent radiographic installations, the dates each radiation machine is energized.

(2) The licensee must retain the logs required by section (1) of this rule for three years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0660

Records of Inspection and Maintenance of Radiation Machines, Radiographic Exposure Devices, Transport and Storage Containers, Associated Equipment, Source Changers, and Survey Instruments

(1) Each licensee must maintain records specified in 333-105-0480 of equipment problems found in daily checks and quarterly inspections of radiation machines, radiographic exposure devices, transport and storage containers, associated equipment, source changers, and survey instruments; and retain each record for three years after it is made.

(2) The record must include the date of check or inspection, name of inspector, equipment involved, any problems found, and what repair and/or maintenance, if any, was performed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0670

Records of Alarm System and Entrance Control Checks at Permanent Radiographic Installations

Each licensee must maintain records of alarm system and entrance control device tests required by 333-105-0490 and retain each record for three years after it is made.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0680

Records Of Training and Certification

Each licensee must maintain the following records for three years after the individual terminates employment:

(1) Records of training of each radiographer and each radiographer's assistant. The record must include radiographer certification documents and verification of certification status, copies of written tests, dates of oral and practical examinations, the names of individuals conducting and receiving the oral and practical examinations, and a list of items tested and the results of the oral and practical examinations; and

(2) Records of annual refresher safety training and semi-annual inspections of job performance for each radiographer and each radiographer's assistant. The records must list the topics discussed during the refresher safety training, the dates the annual refresher safety training was conducted, and names of the instructors and attendees. For inspections of job performance, the records must also include a list showing the items checked and any non-compliance observed by the radiation safety officer or designee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0690

Copies of Operating and Emergency Procedures

Each licensee must maintain a copy of current operating and emergency procedures until the Authority terminates the license or registration. Superseded material must be retained for three years after the change is made.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0700

Records of Personnel Monitoring

Each licensee must maintain the following exposure records specified in 333-105-0560:

(1) Direct reading dosimeter readings and yearly operability checks required by 333-105-0560(2) and 333-105-0560(3) for three years after the record is made;

(2) Records of alarming ratemeter calibrations for three years after the record is made;

(3) Reports received from the film badge or TLD processor until the Authority terminates the license or registration; and

(4) Records of estimates of exposures as a result of off-scale personal direct reading dosimeters, or lost or damaged film badges or TLD's, until the Authority terminates the license or registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0710

Records of Radiation Surveys

Each licensee must maintain a record of each exposure device survey conducted before the device is placed in storage as specified in 333-105-0570(3). Each record must be maintained for three years after it is made.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0720

Form of Records

Each record required by this division must be legible throughout the specified retention period. The record may be the original or a reproduced copy or a microform provided that the copy or microform is authenticated by authorized personnel and that the microform is capable of reproducing a clear copy throughout the required retention period. The record may also be stored in electronic media with the capability for producing legible, accurate, and complete records during the required retention period. Records, such as letters, drawings, and specifications, must include all pertinent information, such as stamps, initials, and signatures. The licensee must maintain adequate safeguards against tampering with and loss of records.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0730

Location Of Documents and Records

(1) Each licensee must maintain copies of records required by this division and other applicable divisions of these rules at the location specified in 333-105-0410(11).

(2) Each licensee must also maintain current copies of the following documents and records sufficient to demonstrate compliance at each applicable field station and each temporary job site:

(a) The license or registration authorizing the use of sources of radiation;

(b) A copy of divisions 100, 120, 105 & 111 of this chapter;

(c) Utilization logs for each source of radiation dispatched from that location as required by 333-105-0650.

(d) Records of equipment problems identified in daily checks of equipment as required by 333-105-0660(1);

(e) Records of alarm system and entrance control checks required by 333-105-0670, if applicable;

(f) Records of dosimeter readings as required by 333-105-0700;

(g) Operating and emergency procedures as required by 333-105-0690;

(h) Evidence of the latest calibration of the radiation survey instruments in use at the site, as required by 333-105-0620;

(i) Evidence of the latest calibrations of alarming ratemeters and operability checks of dosimeters as required by 333-105-0700;

(j) Survey records as required by 333-105-0710 and 333-120-0620 as applicable, for the period of operation at the site;

(k) The shipping papers for the transportation of radioactive materials required by division 118 of these rules; and

(l) When operating under reciprocity pursuant to OAR 333-102-0340, a copy of the applicable State license or registration, or Nuclear Regulatory Commission license authorizing the use of sources of radiation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

Notifications

333-105-0740

Notifications

(1) In addition to the reporting requirements specified in 10 CFR 30.50 and in division 120 of these rules, each licensee must provide a written report to the Authority within 30 days of the occurrence of any of the following incidents involving radiographic equipment:

(a) Unintentional disconnection of the source assembly from the control cable;

(b) Inability to retract the source assembly to its fully shielded position and secure it in this position;

(c) Failure of any component, which is critical to safe operation of the device, to properly perform its intended function; or

(d) An indicator on a radiation machine fails to show that radiation is being produced.

(2) The licensee must include the following information in each report submitted under section (1) of this rule, and in each report of overexposure submitted under OAR 333-120-0720 which involves failure of safety components of radiography equipment:

(a) Description of the equipment problem;

(b) Cause of each incident, if known;

(c) Name of the manufacturer and model number of equipment involved in the incident;

(d) Place, date, and time of the incident;

(e) Actions taken to establish normal operations;

(f) Corrective actions taken or planned to prevent recurrence; and

(g) Names and qualifications of personnel involved in the incident.

(3) Any licensee conducting radiographic operations or storing sources of radiation at any location not listed on the license or registration for a period in excess of 180 days in a calendar year, must notify the Authority prior to exceeding the 180 days.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0750

Reciprocity

(1) All reciprocal recognition of licenses and registrations by the Authority will be granted in accordance with OAR 333-102-0340.

(2) Reciprocal recognition by the Authority of an individual radiographer certification will be granted provided that:

(a) The individual holds a valid certification in the appropriate category issued by a certifying entity, as defined in 333-105-0005;

(b) The requirements and procedures of the certifying entity issuing the certification affords the same or comparable certification standards as those afforded by 333-105-0530(1);

(c) The applicant presents the certification to the Authority prior to entry into the state; and

(d) No escalated enforcement action is pending with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or in any other state.

(3) Certified individuals who are granted reciprocity by the Authority must maintain the certification upon which the reciprocal recognition was granted, or prior to the expiration of such certification, must meet the requirements of 333-105-0530(1).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

333-105-0760

Specific Requirements for Radiographic Personnel Performing Industrial Radiography

(1) At a job site, the following must be supplied by the licensee:

(a) At least one operable, calibrated survey instrument for each exposure device or radiation machine in use;

(b) A current whole body personnel monitor (TLD or film badge) for each person performing radiographic operations;

(c) An operable, calibrated pocket dosimeter with a range of zero to 200 milliroentgens for each person performing radiographic operations;

(d) An operable, calibrated, alarming ratemeter for each person performing radiographic operations using a radiographic exposure device; and

(e) The appropriate barrier ropes and signs.

(2) Each radiographer at a job site must have on their person a valid certification ID card issued by a certifying entity.

(3) Industrial radiographic operations must not be performed if any of the items in section (1) and (2) of this rule are not available at the job site or are inoperable.

(4) During an inspection, the Authority may terminate an operation if any of the items in section (1) and (2) of this rule are not available or operable, or if the required number of radiographic personnel are not present. Operations must not be resumed until all required conditions are met.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: PH 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH 36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-07

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