Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.433 - Radiation Safety Officer

(1) The licensee or registrant shall appoint an RSO and delegate the authority needed to fulfill the duties of the position. Except as specified in subsection 64E-5.433(2), F.A.C., below, the minimum qualifications, training, and experience for the RSO shall be:
(a) One year of documented industrial radiography experience as a radiographer; and
(b) Sixteen hours of formal instruction in the establishment and maintenance of a radiation protection program, including training to perform internal audits and mitigation of radiological incidents. Individuals identified as an RSO on an industrial radiography license or registration before the effective date of this rule are not required to comply with the training requirements of this paragraph.
(2) Equivalent alternative radiation and safety training and experience in radiographic operations and formal training in the establishment and maintenance of a radiation protection program can substitute for the requirements specified in paragraphs 64E-5.433(1)(a), (b), F.A.C., above.
(3) In addition to other duties specified in this part, the RSO shall:
(a) Ensure compliance with all components of the licensee's or registrant's radiation protection program as specified in Rule 64E-5.432, F.A.C., the terms and conditions of the license, and this rule;
(b) Investigate incidents and direct corrective actions, including halting operations when necessary;
(c) Serve as the licensee's or registrant's contact with the department; and
(d) Ensure that radiation safety activities are performed using approved procedures and requirements in Chapter 64E-5, F.A.C., in the daily operation of the licensee's program.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.433
Rulemaking Authority 404.051, 404.061, FS. Law Implemented 404.022, 404.051(1), (4), 404.061(2) FS.
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