The occupational radiation protection program is governed by the Rule, specified as 10 CFR 835. The requirements given in 10 CFR 835 are matters of law, punishable by civil and criminal penalties. Elements include assessing external and internal doses, workplace monitoring, radiological equipment, and radiation dose reporting. Doses are required to be ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) and must not exceed the limits given in 10 CFR 835.
POLICY AND RULEMAKING
- 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection
- Technical Position Papers
- 2009-02, Use of Social Security Number in Dose Reports
- 2009-11, Use of Newer Dose Terms in the Occurrence Reporting and Processing System
- 2010-01, Alternative Means of Measuring Alpha Emitters in Uranium Contamination
- 2010-02, Appropriate Accountable, Sealed Radioactive Source Values for Strontium-90
- 2010-05, Acceptable Methods for Assessing and Recording Radiation Doses to Individuals
- 2011-01, Use of Personal Nuclear Accident Dosimeters
- 2011-02, Internal Audits
- 2012-03, Values for Alpha-Emitting Radionuclides not Listed in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Appendix D
RADIATION SAFETY TRAINING
One of the most important functions of Radiation Protection is training radiation workers, who must perform their work safely. A series of Handbooks has been prepared for general radiation workers and radiation workers in specific work environments. Also available are radiation safety training course examinations.
These Technical Standards provide recommendations for meeting the requirements found in 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection.
- DOE-STD-1098-2017, Radiological Control
- DOE STD-1107-97, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Key Radiation Protection Positions at DOE Facilities
- DOE-STD-1121-2008, Internal Dosimetry
- DOE-STD-1128-2013, Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Plutonium Facilities
- DOE-HDBK-1129-2015, Tritium Handling and Safe Storage (Maintained by the Office of Environmental Management)
- DOE-STD-1136-2017, Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities