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Title:

Radiological Training

Publication date:

10/30/2020

Effective date:

10/30/2020

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:

ES&H Manual Chapter 21

Contact Information

David Kestell
Radiological Control Manager
Environment, Health, and Safety Division
Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection Department
[email protected]

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titlePolicy

Title:

Radiological Training

Publication date:

10/30/2020

Effective date:

10/30/2020

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 (RDG) 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 or RDGs

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 or RDGs

F. Definitions/Acronyms

TermDefinition

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 Controlled Area that is required by 10 CFR 835 to 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, or 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


Radiological Control ManualManual

N/A

Radiation Protection Group (RPG) Web site

Web site

I. Contact Information

David Kestell
Radiological Control Manager
Environment, Health, and Safety Division
Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection Department
[email protected]

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

10/30/20201K. HeinzelmanMinor edits for clarity and consistency with RPG requirementsB, E, F, HMinor
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DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Radiological Training

Document number

07.08.006.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

10/30/2020

Effective date:

10/30/2020

Next review date:

10/30/2025

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


Radiological Control ManualManual

N/A

Radiation Protection Group (RPG) Web site

Web site

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Title:

Radiological Training

Document number

07.08.006.000

Revision number

1

Publication date:

10/30/2020

Effective date:

10/30/2020

Next review date:

10/30/2025

Policy Area:

Radiation Protection

RPM Section (home)

ESH

RPM Section (cross-reference)

none

Functional Division

EHS

Author name/contact info

Quang Le



Revision 0 publication date

11/4/2013

Retirement date

n/a

Prior reference information (optional)




Inputs from more than one Functional Area?

No

List additional Functional Areas & contacts




Inputs from more than one Policy Area?

No

List additional Policy Areas & contacts




30-day notification needed?

No

30-day start date

n/a

30-day end date

n/a



LDAP protected?

No



Need TABL reminders?

No

Frequency

n/a

Brief reminder text:

n/a



Approval Sheet for this revision received (date)
[Note: author is responsible}


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