Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.1416 - Training
(1) Before an individual is permitted to operate an irradiator without a supervisor present, the individual must be instructed in the following:
(a) The fundamentals of radiation protection applied to irradiators, including:
1. The difference between external radiation and radioactive contamination;
2. Units of radiation dose;
3. The department's dose limits;
4. Why large radiation doses must be avoided;
5. How shielding and access controls prevent large doses;
6. How an irradiator is designed to avoid contamination;
7. The use of survey meters and personnel dosimeters;
8. Other radiation safety features of an irradiator; and
9. The basic function of the irradiator.
(b) The requirements of this part and Part IX of these rules;
(c) The operation of the irradiator;
(d) Licensee operating and emergency procedures which the individual is responsible for performing; and
(e) Case histories of accidents or problems involving irradiators similar to those to be used by the individual.
(2) Before an individual is permitted to operate an irradiator without a supervisor present, the individual shall pass a written test on the instruction received, consisting primarily of questions based on the licensee's operating and emergency procedures that the individual is responsible for performing and other operations necessary to operate the irradiator safely without supervision.
(3) Before an individual is permitted to operate an irradiator without a supervisor present, the individual must have received on-the-job or simulator training in the use of the irradiator as described in the license application. The individual also shall demonstrate the ability to perform those portions of the operating and emergency procedures that he or she is to perform.
(4) The licensee shall conduct safety reviews and emergency drills as described below for irradiator operators at least annually. The licensee shall give each operator a brief written test on the information. Each safety review must include, to the extent appropriate, each of the following:
(a) Changes in operating and emergency procedures since the last review;
(b) Changes in rules and license conditions since the last review;
(c) Reports on recent accidents, mistakes, or problems which have occurred at irradiators;
(d) Relevant results of inspection of operator safety performance;
(e) Relevant results of the facility's inspection and maintenance checks; and
(f) A drill to practice an emergency or abnormal event procedure.
(5) The licensee shall evaluate the safety performance of each irradiator operator at least annually to ensure that rules, license conditions, and operating and emergency procedures are followed. The licensee shall discuss the results of the evaluation with the operator and shall instruct the operator on how to correct any mistakes or deficiencies observed.
(6) Individuals who will be permitted unescorted access to the irradiators but who have not received the training required for operators and the radiation safety officer shall be trained and tested in precautions they should take to avoid radiation exposure, procedures or parts of procedures in Rule 64E-5.1418, F.A.C., which they are expected to perform or comply with, and the proper response to alarms required in this part. Tests can be oral.
(7) Individuals who must be prepared to respond to alarms required by Rules 64E-5.1406, 64E-5.1408, 64E-5.1409, 64E-5.1411, and 64E-5.1412, F.A.C., shall be trained and tested on how to respond. Each individual shall be retested at least once a year. Tests can be oral.
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