In order to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure and to ensure a safe working environment,these rules of good radiation protection practice should always be observed by radiation workers at CSUN.
- DO observe that all radiation producing devices have warning labels.
- DO report any change or discontinuance of use of any reportable source of radiation within thirty days to the RSO.
- DO use personnel monitoring equipment if you are an individual 18 years of age or older entering a controlled area where you are likely to receive in any calendar quarter a dose exceeding 300 millirems to the whole body, 5 rems to the extremities or 2 rems to the skin of the whole body.
- DO observe that signs such as "CAUTION X-RAY" remain posted in those areas where they are required.
- DO observe that a visible or an audible alarm signal be automatically activated when x-ray diffraction units are producing radiation.
- DO observe that a current copy of Department Form RH-2364 (Notice to Employees) remains conspicuously posted in a controlled area.
- DO report to the RSO if any posted document becomes defaced or altered.
- DO observe that calibrated and operable radiation survey instrumentation is available and used for all radiographic operations other than in the healing arts.
- DO be sure that each individual who operates a cabinet radiography unit receive a copy of and instruction in the operating procedures for the unit and has demonstrated competence in its use.
- DO keep high radiation areas locked except during periods when access to the area is required, with positive control over each individual entry.
- DO report to the RSO any condition that may lead to or cause a violation of departmental regulations or unnecessary exposure to radiation.
California Code of Regulations, Title 17 § 30255(b)(2) requires that the following documents be available for reference and review:
- California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (including applicable sections of Title 10 of CFR)
- Radioactive Materials License
- Specific radiation safety instructions and operating procedures
These documents are available in Environmental Health and Safety (818) 677-2401