3701:1-52-19 Operating and emergency procedures.

(A) The licensee shall have and follow written operating procedures for:

(1) Operation of the irradiator, including entering and leaving the radiation room;

(2) Use of personnel dosimeters;

(3) Surveying the shielding of panoramic irradiators;

(4) Monitoring pool water for contamination while the water is in the pool and before release of pool water to unrestricted areas;

(5) Leak testing of sources;

(6) Inspection and maintenance checks required by rule 3701:1-52-23 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Loading, unloading, and repositioning sources, if the operations will be performed by the licensee; and

(8) Inspection of movable shielding required by paragraph (H) of rule 3701:1-52-08 of the Administrative Code, if applicable.

(B) The licensee shall have and follow emergency or abnormal event procedures, appropriate for the irradiator type, for:

(1) Sources stuck in the unshielded position;

(2) Personnel overexposures;

(3) A radiation alarm from the product exit portal monitor or pool monitor;

(4) Detection of leaking sources, pool contamination, or alarm caused by contamination of pool water;

(5) A low or high water level indicator, an abnormal water loss, or leakage from the source storage pool;

(6) A prolonged loss of electrical power;

(7) A fire alarm or explosion in the radiation room;

(8) An alarm indicating unauthorized entry into the radiation room, area around pool, or another alarmed area;

(9) Natural phenomena, including an earthquake, a tornado, flooding, or other phenomena as appropriate for the geographical location of the facility; and

(10) The jamming of automatic conveyor systems.

(C) The licensee may revise operating and emergency procedures without director approval only if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The revisions do not reduce the safety of the facility ;

(2) The revisions are consistent with the outline or summary of procedures submitted with the license application ;

(3) The revisions have been reviewed and approved by the radiation safety officer ; and

(4) The users or operators are instructed and tested on the revised procedures before they are put into use.

Effective: 09/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/25/2012 and 05/15/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3748.04
Rule Amplifies: 3748.04
Prior Effective Dates: 10/20/2002