Conduct of Radiological Work
Radiological surveys should be routinely reviewed to evaluate the adequacy of RWP requirements. RWPs should
be updated if radiological conditions change to the extent that protective requirements need modification.
RWPs should be posted at the access point to the applicable radiological work area or otherwise made available at
the work location.
Workers should acknowledge by signature, or through electronic means where automated access systems are in
place, that they have read, understand, and will comply with the RWP prior to initial entry to the area and after any
revisions to the RWP.
Worker pocket or electronic dosimeter readings should be recorded in a format that identifies and provides linkage
to the applicable RWP.
An alternative formal mechanism, such as written procedures or experiment authorizations, may be used in lieu of
an RWP as the administrative control over radiological work activities. If an alternative mechanism is used, it
should meet the standards established in this Article and Articles 321 and 323.
323 Radiological Work Permit Preparation
The responsibility for ensuring adequate planning and control of work activities resides with line management. The
lead work group responsible for the planned activity or for the area should initiate the preparation of the RWP.
The RWP should be based on current radiological surveys and anticipated radiological conditions.
The RWP, including any revisions or extensions, should be approved by the supervisor responsible for the work or
area and the appropriate radiological control supervisor. At least one of the approving individuals should have been
trained in formal methodologies for performing hazards analysis and implementing integrated controls.
324 Pre-Job Briefings
At a minimum, pre-job briefings should be held prior to the conduct of work anticipated to exceed the trigger levels
identified in Article 312.3.
At a minimum, the pre-job briefing should include:
a. Scope of work to be performed
b. Radiological conditions of the workplace
c. Procedural and RWP requirements
d. Special radiological control requirements
e. Radiologically limiting conditions, such as contamination or radiation levels that may void the RWP
Radiological control hold points
g. Communications and coordination with other groups
h. Provisions for housekeeping and final cleanup
Emergency response provisions.
Pre-job briefings should be conducted by the cognizant work supervisor or other individuals most familiar with the
work to be performed and the required controls.
Workers and supervisors directly participating in the job, cognizant radiological control personnel, and
representatives from involved support organizations should attend the briefing.