Occupational Radiation Protection Program (10 CFR 835)

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The occupational radiation protection program is governed by the Rule, specified as 10 CFR 835. The requirements given in 10 CFR 835 are matters of law, punishable by civil and criminal penalties. Elements include assessing external and internal doses, workplace monitoring, radiological equipment, and radiation dose reporting. Doses are required to be ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) and must not exceed the limits given in 10 CFR 835.

POLICY AND RULEMAKING

RADIATION SAFETY TRAINING

One of the most important functions of Radiation Protection is training radiation workers, who must perform their work safely.  A series of Handbooks has been prepared for general radiation workers and radiation workers in specific work environments.  Also available are radiation safety training course examinations.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

These Technical Standards provide recommendations for meeting the requirements found in 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection.

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