La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-706 - Radiation Safety Officer

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. A licensee-us management shall appoint a radiation safety officer, who agrees, in writing, to be responsible for implementing the radiation protection program. The licensee, through the radiation safety officer, shall ensure that radiation safety activities are being performed in accordance with licensee-approved procedures and regulatory requirements. A licensee's management may appoint, in writing, one or more associate radiation safety officers to support the radiation safety officer. The radiation safety officer, with written agreement of the licensee's management, shall assign the specific duties and tasks to each associate radiation safety officer. These duties and tasks are restricted to the types of use for which the associate radiation safety officer is listed on a license. The radiation safety officer may delegate duties and tasks to the associate radiation safety officer but shall not delegate the authority or responsibilities for implementing the radiation protection program.
B. The radiation safety officer shall do the following.
1. Investigate overexposures, accidents, spills, losses, thefts, unauthorized receipts, uses, transfers, and disposals, and other deviations from approved radiation safety practice and implement appropriate corrective actions as necessary.
2. Implement written policy and procedures for:
a. authorizing the purchase of radioactive material;
b. receiving and opening packages of radioactive material;
c. storing radioactive material;
d. keeping an inventory record of radioactive material;
e. using radioactive material safely;
f. taking emergency action if control of radioactive material is lost;
g. performing periodic radiation surveys;
h. performing checks and calibrations of survey instruments and other safety equipment;
i. disposing of radioactive material;
j. training personnel who work in or frequent areas where radioactive material is used or stored; and
k. keeping a copy of all records and reports required by the department regulations (LAC 33:XV), a copy of these regulations, a copy of each licensing request and license and amendments, and the written policy and procedures required by these regulations.
3. For medical use not sited at a medical institution, approve or disapprove radiation safety program changes with the advice and consent of management prior to submittal to the department for licensing action.
4. For medical use sited at a medical institution, assist the radiation safety committee in the performance of its duties.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-706
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 18:34 (January 1992), amended by the Office of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Planning Division, LR 26:2588 (November 2000), amended by the Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, LR 32:813 (May 2006), Amended LR 471854 (12/1/2021).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq., and 2104.B.

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