Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-12-.19 - OPERATING AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
(1) Each licensee or registrant shall develop and follow written operating and emergency procedures that cover:
(a) The handling and use of sources of radiation including the use of sealed sources in wells without surface casing for protecting aquifers, if appropriate;
(b) The use of remote handling tools for handling sealed sources and radioactive tracer material except low-activity calibration sources;
(c) Methods and occasions for conducting radiation surveys, including surveys for detecting contamination, as required by paragraphs (3) through (5) of Rule 0400-20-12-.21;
(d) Minimizing personnel exposure including exposures from inhalation and ingestion of radioactive tracer materials;
(e) Methods and occasions for locking and securing stored sources of radiation;
(f) Personnel monitoring and the use of personnel monitoring equipment;
(g) Transportation of radioactive materials to field stations or temporary job-sites, packaging of radioactive materials for transport in vehicles, placarding of vehicles when needed, and physically securing sources of radiation in transport vehicles during transportation to prevent accidental loss, tampering, or unauthorized removal;
(h) Picking up, receiving, and opening packages containing radioactive materials, in accordance with Rule 0400-20-05-.115;
(i) For the use of tracers, decontamination of the environment, equipment, and personnel;
(j) Maintenance of records generated by logging personnel at temporary job-sites;
(k) The inspection and maintenance of sources of radiation including sealed sources, source holders, logging tools, injection tools, source handling tools, storage containers, transport containers, and uranium sinker bars as required by Rule 0400-20-12-.13;
(l) Identifying and reporting to the Division defects and noncompliance as required;
(m) Actions to be taken if a sealed source is lodged in a well;
(n) Instructions for notifying responsible persons in the event of an accident; and
(o) Actions to be taken if a sealed source is ruptured including actions to prevent the spread of contamination and minimize inhalation and ingestion of radioactive materials and actions to obtain suitable radiation survey instruments as required by paragraph (2) of Rule 0400-20-12-.08.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 68-202-101 et seq., 68-202-201 et seq., and 4-5-201 et seq.
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