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25 Pa. Code § 227.14. Personnel requirements.

§ 227.14. Personnel requirements.

 (a)  An individual may not operate or maintain analytical X-ray equipment unless the individual has received instruction in and demonstrated competence as to:

   (1)  Identification of radiation hazards associated with the use of the equipment.

   (2)  Significance of the various radiation warning and safety devices incorporated into the equipment, or the reasons they have not been installed on certain pieces of equipment, and the extra precautions necessary if the devices are absent or bypassed.

   (3)  Written operating and emergency procedures for the equipment.

   (4)  Symptoms of an acute localized radiation exposure.

   (5)  Procedures for reporting an actual or suspected exposure.

   (6)  Use of survey and personnel monitoring equipment.

   (7)  The applicable regulations of this article and those incorporated by reference.

 (b)  Finger or wrist personnel monitoring devices shall be provided to and shall be used by:

   (1)  Analytical X-ray equipment workers using systems having an open-beam configuration and not equipped with a safety device as described in §  227.12a(c) (relating to area requirements).

   (2)  Personnel maintaining analytical X-ray equipment if the maintenance procedures require the presence of a primary X-ray beam when a local component in the analytical X-ray system is disassembled or removed or when safety devices are bypassed.

 (c)  Reported dose values may not be used for the purpose of determining compliance with 10 CFR 20.1201 (relating to occupational dose limits for adults) unless they are evaluated by a qualified expert.

 (d)  The registrant or licensee shall notify the Department within 5 days of a suspected radiation overexposure to an individual from analytical X-ray machines. This notification is required even if subsequent investigation reveals no actual over-exposure actually occurred.


   The provisions of this §  227.14 amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P. S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. 510-20).


   The provisions of this §  227.14 adopted December 18, 1987, effective December 19, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5235; amended November 17, 1995, effective November 18, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 5085; amended October 2, 1998, effective October 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4894; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (249340) to (249341).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  227.11a (relating to equipment requirements).

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