N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-17.6 - Precautionary procedures in radiographic operations

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

(a) During each radiographic operation the radiographer or radiographer's assistant shall maintain a direct surveillance of the operation to protect against unauthorized entry into a high radiation area, except as follows:
1. Where the high radiation area is equipped with a control device which shall either cause the level of radiation to be reduced below that at which an individual might receive a dose of 100 millirems in one hour upon entry into the area, or shall energize a conspicuous visible and audible alarm signal in such a manner that the individual entering and the owner or the supervisor of the activity are made aware of the entry; or
2. Where the high radiation area is locked to protect against unauthorized or accidental entry.
(b) Notwithstanding any provisions in N.J.A.C. 7:28-10.8, areas in which radiography is being performed shall be conspicuously posted as required by 7:28-10.2 and 7:28-10.3.
(c) No radiographic operation shall be conducted unless calibrated and operable ionizing radiation-survey instrumentation as described in 7:28-17.4(e) is available and used at each site where radiographic exposures are made.
(d) In addition to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:28-7, no radiographic operation shall be conducted unless the owner ensures that radiation surveys are made and recorded as follows:
1. Physical radiation surveys shall be made as necessary during radiographic exposures to determine compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:28-6.




4. Clear and legible records shall be kept of the surveys that are required by (d)1 above and maintained for inspection by the Department.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-17.6
Amended by R.1985 d.502, effective 10/7/1985.
See: 17 N.J.R. 1626(a), 17 N.J.R. 2389(a).
Recodified from 17.5 with substantive changes.
Amended by R.2004 d.44, effective 1/20/2004.
See: 35 N.J.R. 2008(a), 36 N.J.R. 445(a).
Inserted new (d).
Amended by R.2008 d.281, effective 9/15/2008 (operative September 30, 2009).
See: 40 N.J.R. 2309(a), 40 N.J.R. 5196(b), 41 N.J.R. 3415(a).
Reserved (d)2 and (d)3; and in (d)4, deleted "and 3" following "(d)1".

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