Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-05-.50 - OCCUPATIONAL DOSE LIMITS FOR ADULTS

(1) Except for planned special exposures under Rule 0400-20-05-.54, the licensee or registrant shall limit the occupational dose to individual adults to the following annual dose limits:
(a) An annual limit that is the lesser of:
1. A total effective dose equivalent of 5 rems (0.05 Sv) or
2. The sum of the deep-dose equivalent and the committed dose equivalent to any individual organ or tissue other than the lens of the eye equal to 50 rems (0.5 Sv).
(b) The annual limits to the lens of the eye, to the skin of the whole body and to the skin of the extremities:
1. A lens-dose equivalent to 15 rems (0.15 Sv), and
2. A shallow-dose equivalent of 50 rems (0.50 Sv) to the skin of the whole body or to the skin of any extremity.
(2) The amount by which occupational dose from all sources exceeds an individual's annual limits shall be subtracted from the individual's limits for planned special exposures for the current year and for lifetime exposure. See parts (1)(f)1 and 2 of Rule 0400-20-05-.54.
(3) When external exposure is determined by measurement with an external personal monitoring device, the deep-dose equivalent must be used in place of the effective dose equivalent, unless the effective dose equivalent is determined by a dosimetry method approved by the Division or by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The assigned deep-dose equivalent shall be for the part of the body receiving the highest exposure. The assigned shallow-dose equivalent shall be the dose averaged over the contiguous 10 cm2 of skin receiving the highest exposure. Deep-dose, lens-dose and shallow-dose equivalents may be assessed from surveys or other radiation measurements to demonstrate compliance with occupational dose limits. However, this may be done only if the individual monitoring device was not subject to the highest potential exposure, or the individual monitoring results are unavailable.
(4) Derived air concentration (DAC) and annual limit on intake (ALI) values are presented in Schedule RHS 8-30 and may be used to determine the individual's dose and demonstrate compliance with the occupational dose limits.
(5) In addition to the annual dose limits, the licensee shall limit the soluble uranium intake by an individual to 10 milligrams in a week in consideration of chemical toxicity (see footnote 3 of Schedule RHS 8-30).
(6) The licensee shall reduce the dose that an individual may be allowed to receive in the current year by the amount of occupational dose received while employed by any other person.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-05-.50
Original rule filed February 22, 2012; effective May 22, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 68-202-201 et seq., and 4-5-201 et seq.

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