N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-16.8 - Radiation safety surveys

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) No person shall operate or permit the operation of x-ray equipment used for dental radiography unless the installation meets the following requirements:
1. The registrant of a dental ionizing radiation-producing machine shall ensure that a qualified individual performs or supervises the performance of a radiation safety survey of the environs and submits a copy of the radiation safety survey report to the Department within 60 days of the date the machine is acquired. The registrant shall maintain the original survey report for as long as the machine is registered plus one year and shall make the original survey report available for review by the Department during any inspection;
2. The registrant of a dental ionizing radiation-producing machine shall ensure that a qualified individual performs or supervises the performance of a radiation safety survey of the environs when changes have been made to shielding, equipment, or equipment location which affect the radiation levels of the environs. A copy of the survey report shall be submitted to the Department within 60 days of the date of such change. The registrant shall maintain the original survey report for as long as the machine is registered plus one year and shall make the original survey report available for review by the Department during any inspection; and
3. The minimum requirements for the information to be included in the radiation safety survey report are as follows:
i. The name of the registrant of the installation as it appears on form VRH-001, address, telephone number, and room location of the unit;
ii. The New Jersey Registration Number, if available;
iii. The manufacturer, model number, generator serial number, control panel serial number, tube manufacturer, tube serial number, and tube housing number;
iv. The name and address of the qualified individual performing the survey;
v. The date of survey;
vi. The survey instrument manufacturer, model number, and date calibrated;
vii. A diagram or floor plan of the area indicating the x-ray tube location, exposure switch location, normal operator position, lead shielding if present, wall, floor, and ceiling construction, labeling of all areas adjacent to the exposure room including those above and below, and labeling of all areas as to occupancy and use;
viii. Records of the measurement of radiation exposure with a suitable phantom in the average patient position. Measurements shall be taken at the operator's position and at all nearby locations which are normally occupied. For each measurement, the kVp, mA, exposure time, instrument reading, and correction made to the instrument reading (such as energy response, calibration, etc.) shall be recorded; and
ix. Exposure rates at each measured location shall be converted into Coulombs/kilogram/week or mR/week. Records shall include all assumptions of workload, use and occupancy factors used in the calculations.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-16.8
Repeal and New Rule, R.1993 d.510, effective 10/18/1993.
See: 25 New Jersey Register 7(a), 25 New Jersey Register 1039(a), 25 New Jersey Register 4770(a).

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