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4732.1060 INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING FOR INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY.

Subpart 1.

Registrant requirements.

The registrant must ensure that:

A.

any individual who will be operating or maintaining the radiation-producing equipment is adequately instructed initially in system-specific operating and emergency procedures;

B.

training is conducted at the addition of any new radiation-producing equipment; and

C.

documentation of the initial and any additional instruction is maintained according to part 4732.0330.

Subp. 2.

Individual requirements.

Ninety days after November 5, 2007, the individual to act as a radiographer must:

A.

receive training according to subpart 3;

B.

complete a minimum of two months of on-the-job training;

C.

be certified through a radiographer certification program by a certifying entity according to part 4732.1070;

D.

receive copies of registrant's operating and emergency procedures; and

E.

demonstrate understanding of the registrant's operating and emergency procedures by successfully completing a written or oral examination covering the material.

Subp. 3.

Required subjects.

An industrial radiographer must receive training in:

A.

the fundamentals of radiation safety, including:

(1)

characteristics of gamma radiation;

(2)

units of radiation dose;

(3)

hazards of exposure to radiation;

(4)

levels of radiation from radiation-producing equipment; and

(5)

methods of controlling radiation dose (time, distance, and shielding);

B.

radiation detection, including:

(1)

use, operation, calibration, and limitations of radiation survey instruments;

(2)

survey techniques; and

(3)

use of personal monitoring equipment;

C.

equipment to be used, including:

(1)

the operation and control of radiation-producing equipment; and

(2)

inspection and maintenance of equipment;

D.

requirements of pertinent parts of this chapter; and

E.

case histories of accidents in radiography.

Subp. 4.

Records.

The registrant must ensure that records are maintained according to part 4732.0330.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.12

History:

32 SR 777

Published Electronically:

December 10, 2007

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