N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-21.4 - Additional equipment requirements for open beam x-ray systems

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

(a) No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the possession or use of any open beam analytical x-ray equipment unless it is equipped with the following in addition to the requirements of section 3 of this subchapter:
1. A clearly visible warning light or indicator which shall be located near each individual x-ray tube shutter and shall indicate when the shutter is open.
2. A suitable barrier to clearly delineate the boundary between the radiation area and the controlled area.
3. A system barrier surrounding each radiation area with sufficient inherent shielding so that the dose equivalent received by individuals in the surrounding controlled area does not exceed five mrem in any one hour or 100 mrem in any five consecutive days.
4. A beam shutter for each port of the radiation source housing. Such beam shutter shall be interlocked with the x-ray accessory apparatus coupling, or collimator, in such a way that the port will be open only when the collimator or coupling is in place. Shutters at unused ports shall be secured to prevent casual opening.
5. A guard or interlock which prevents entry of any part of the body into the primary beam path.
6. The provisions of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of this subsection shall apply to new open beam analytical x-ray equipment after February 1, 1980. Open beam analytical x-ray equipment in use prior to February 1, 1980 shall be exempt from the provisions of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 unless such equipment is sold, leased, loaned or otherwise transferred from one user to another whether gratuitously or for consideration.
(b) No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the possession or use of any open beam analytical x-ray equipment unless it is operated in accordance with the following procedures and within the following dose rates:
1. The x-ray generator, the control panel and all other parts of the analytical x-ray system, except the x-ray tube housing, shall be so constructed that with all the shutters closed, the stray radiation measured at a distance of five centimeters from its surface is not capable of producing a dose in excess of 0.25 millirem in one hour at any specified tube rating.
2. The x-ray tube housing shall be so constructed that with all shutters closed, the leakage radiation measured at a distance of 5 centimeters from its surface is not capable of producing a dose in excess of 2.5 millirem in one hour at any specified tube rating.
3. Radiation exposure levels in the vicinity of controls and adjustments of the x-ray accessory apparatus used during routine operation shall not exceed 37.5 mrem/hr to the hands or 2.5 mrem/hr to the whole body, gonads, blood-forming organs, or lens of the eye.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-21.4

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