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Radiological Training

    Title:

    Radiological Training

    Publication date:

    11/4/2013

    Effective date:

    11/4/2013

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab requires individuals to be appropriately trained to work safely in radiological areas, around radiological hazards, and to maintain their individual radiation exposure and the radiation exposures of others ALARA.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    All persons who plan to work in or near an area controlled for radiological protection or who plan to work with or support work with radiation generating devices or radiological materials.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    To Read the ES&H Program Details, Go To:

    http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH21.html

    Contact Information

    David Kestell
    Radiological Control Manager
    Environment/Health/Safety Division
    Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection Department
    djkestell@lbl.gov

    Title:

    Radiological Training

    Publication date:

    11/4/2013

    Effective date:

    11/4/2013

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    This policy describes training standards for all individuals who enter Radiologically Controlled Areas, Radiological Areas, or work with radiological materials at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

    B. Persons Affected

    All persons who plan to work in or near an area controlled for radiological protection or who plan to work with or support work with radiation-generating devices or radiological materials

    C. Exceptions

    Not applicable

    D. Policy Statement

    Berkeley Lab requires all individuals to receive radiation safety training commensurate with area hazards and required controls before being allowed unescorted access to Radiologically Controlled Areas and before receiving occupational doses.

    D.1 General Training Requirements

    1. Basic radiation safety training at Berkeley Lab consists of information appropriate for non-radiological worker access to Radiologically Controlled Areas. This training is known as General Employee Radiological Training (GERT). It consists of both general and site-specific information pertinent to maintaining a high level of radiation safety at Berkeley Lab. This information is distributed to all individuals when they receive their site-access badges. GERT meets the baseline criteria of 10 CFR 835 Subpart J, Radiation Safety Training, and must be conducted at intervals not exceeding 24 months or when there are significant changes to radiation safety procedures or practices that may affect the individual.
    2. All individuals must complete radiological worker training before being permitted unescorted access to Radiological Areas and before performing unescorted assignments as radiological workers. The training must include a written examination. The training required depends on the nature of the radiological work and usually includes formal Berkeley Lab courses and on-the-job training by the supervisor or designated person. In addition, job-specific training is given for the type of radiation, the work-specific radiation-related operations, and the radiation safety measures pertinent to the work site.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Role

    Responsibilities

    Employees, affiliates, and subcontractors

    Complete appropriate radiological training prior to entering Radiologically Controlled Areas, Radiological Areas, or working with radiological materials

    Ensure that their required training qualifications are maintained as current

    Supervisors and managers

    Ensure employees complete appropriate training prior to entering Radiologically Controlled Areas, Radiological Areas, or working with radiological materials

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Term Definition

    GERT

    General Employee Radiological Training

    Radiologically Controlled Area

    Any area to which access is managed to protect individuals from exposure to radiation or radioactive materials. Individuals who enter Radiologically Controlled Areas without entering Radiological Areas are not expected to receive a total effective dose equivalent of more than 0.1 rem (0.001 sievert) in a year.

    Radiological Area

    Any area within a Radiologically Controlled Area that must be posted as a Radiation Area, High Radiation Area, Very High Radiation Area, Contamination Area, High Contamination Area, or Airborne Radioactivity Area

    Radiological worker

    A worker whose job assignment requires work on, with, or in the proximity of radiation-producing machines or radioactive materials AND has the potential of being exposed to more than 0.1 rem (1 millisievert) per year, which is the sum of the dose equivalent from external irradiation and the committed effective dose equivalent from internal irradiation

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    The care, maintenance, and disposition of RPG records will be done in accordance with Berkeley Lab records management policies and procedures, as listed in the Requirements and Policies Manual (PUB-201).

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    07.08.001.001

    Radiation Protection Program

    Program

    N/A

    Radiation Protection Group (RPG) Web site

    Web site

    EHS 790

    Radiation Safety Training Program

    Procedure

    I. Contact Information

    David Kestell
    Radiological Control Manager
    Environment/Health/Safety Division
    Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection Department
    djkestell@lbl.gov

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    11/4/2013

    0

    Q. Le

    Re-write for wiki

    All

    Major

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Radiological Training

    Document number

    07.08.006.000

    Revision number

    0

    Publication date:

    11/4/2013

    Effective date:

    11/4/2013

    Next review date:

    11/4/2016

    Policy Area:

    Radiation Protection

    RPM Section (home)

    ESH

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    none

    Functional Division

    EHS

    Prior reference information (optional)

     

    Source Requirements Documents

    • 10 CFR 835.901, Radiation Safety Training

    Related Berkeley Lab Policies

    07.08.001.000 Radiological Control – Overview
    07.08.002.000 Radiological Control Standards
    07.08.003.000 Conduct of Radiological Work
    07.08.004.000 Radioactive Materials
    07.08.005.000 Radiological Health Support Operations

    Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    07.08.001.001

    Radiation Protection Program

    Program

    N/A

    Radiation Protection Group (RPG) Web site

    Web site

    EHS 790

    Radiation Safety Training Program

    Procedure

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