Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.1417 - Operating and Emergency Procedures

(1) The licensee shall have and follow written operating procedures for the following:
(a) Operation of the irradiator, including entering and leaving the radiation room;
(b) Use of personnel dosimeters;
(c) Surveying the shielding of panoramic irradiators;
(d) Monitoring pool water for contamination while the water is in the pool and before release of pool water to unrestricted areas;
(e) Leak testing of sources;
(f) Inspection and maintenance checks required by Rule 64E-5.1422, F.A.C.;
(g) Loading, unloading, and repositioning sources, if to be performed by the licensee;
(h) Inspection of movable shielding required by paragraph 64E-5.1406(1)(h), F.A.C., if applicable; and
(i) Security precautions while sources are stored outside the radiation room. Sealed sources must be moved into the radiation room within 48 hours of receipt unless the department is notified in writing that extenuating circumstances do not allow for source loading within the prescribed 48 hour period.
(2) The licensee shall have and follow emergency or abnormal event procedures for the following:
(a) Sources stuck in the unshielded position;
(b) Personnel overexposures;
(c) A radiation alarm from the product exit portal monitor or pool monitor;
(d) Detection of leaking sources, pool contamination, or alarm caused by contamination of pool water;
(e) A low water level alarm, a high water level alarm, an abnormal water loss, or leakage from the source storage pool;
(f) A prolonged loss of electrical power;
(g) A fire alarm or explosion in the radiation room;
(h) An alarm indicating unauthorized entry into the radiation room, the area around the pool, or another alarmed area;
(i) Natural phenomena, including an earthquake, a hurricane, a tornado, flooding, sinkhole formation, or other phenomena; and
(j) The jamming of automatic conveyor systems or an alarm indicating a collision between the barrier and product conveyor.
(3) The licensee can revise operating and emergency procedures only with departmental approval.
(4) The licensee shall provide and coordinate current emergency procedures annually with the local police, fire department, and civil authorities, including notification of responsible individuals and places of emergency treatment.

Notes

Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.1417
Rulemaking Authority 404.051(4) FS. Law Implemented 404.051(1), (5), (6), 404.061, 404.081, 404.141 FS.
New 8-14-96, Formerly 10D-91.1517.

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