410 IAC 5-8-4 - Area requirements; surveys; posting

Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-29

Affected: IC 16-41-35

Sec. 4.

(a) Radiation Levels. The local components of an analytical x-ray system shall be located and arranged and shall include sufficient shielding or access control such that no radiation levels exist in any area surrounding the local component group which could result in a dose to an individual present therein in excess of the dose limits given in 410 IAC 5-4-6. For systems utilizing x-ray tubes, these levels shall be met at any specified tube rating.
(b) Surveys
(1) Radiation surveys, as required by 410 IAC 5-4-9, of all analytical x-ray systems sufficient to show compliance with paragraph 410 IAC 5-8-4(a) shall be performed:
(i) Upon installation of the equipment, and at least once every 12 months thereafter;
(ii) Following any change in the initial arrangement, number or type of local components in the system;
(iii) Following any maintenance requiring the disassembly or removal of a local component in the system;
(iv) During the performance of maintenance and alignment procedures if the procedures require the presence of a primary x-ray beam when any local component in the system is disassembled or removed;
(v) Any time a visual inspection of the local components in the system reveals an abnormal condition; and
(vi) Whenever personnel monitoring devices show a significant increase over the previous monitoring period or the readings are approaching the limits specified in 410 IAC 5-4-2.
(2) Radiation survey measurements shall not be required if a registrant (or licensee) can demonstrate compliance to the satisfaction of the board with 410 IAC 5-8-4 in some other manner.
(c) Posting. Each area or room containing analytical x-ray equipment shall be conspicuously posted with a sign or signs bearing the radiation symbol and the words "CAUTION-X-RAY EQUIPMENT," or words having a similar intent in accordance with 410 IAC 5-4-11.

Notes

410 IAC 5-8-4
Indiana State Department of Health; Rule HRH-2, PT H, Sec H.4; filed May 26, 1978, 3:30 pm: 1 IR 224; filed Feb 29, 1984, 10:10 am: 7 IR 971; readopted filed Jul 11, 2001, 2:23 p.m.: 24 IR 4234; readopted filed May 22, 2007, 1:44 p.m.: 20070613-IR-410070141RFA; readopted filed Sep 11, 2013, 3:19 p.m.: 20131009-IR-410130346RFA Readopted filed 11/13/2019, 3:14 p.m.: 20191211-IR-410190391RFA

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