Facility-sponsored visitors should provide the following before entering
radiological areas, unless these records have already been entered into the facility
entry control system:
-- Evidence of completing required training, as applicable.
-- visitor radiation exposure disclosure.
The host facility manager should forward the visitor radiation exposure and
medical disclosure forms to Dosimetry.
The use of offsite mask fit certification may be authorized (if in accordance with
the applicable Radiation Protection Program) under the following conditions:
-- A mask fit has been completed within the previous year.
-- The individual presenting the mask fit certification card has not changed
physical appearance in a way that would affect the seal of the mask to the face.
-- The facility has the masks available that the individual is certified to wear.
Visits by Regulatory Personnel
Periodically, personnel from the DOE and other Federal and state agencies visit
radiation facilities for audit purposes or to discuss regulatory changes. In most
cases, they will want to look at records of the radiation protection program and, in
some cases, will also want to enter posted areas of the facility. They should have
ready access to the facility provided that dosimetry and other requirements are met.
They should have complete access to facility personnel knowledgeable in the
subjects they wish to discuss.
Onsite Packaging and Transportation
The hazardous materials organization conducts onsite radioactive shipments with
the assistance of health physics. This program requires the hazardous materials
organization representatives to review onsite radioactive shipping records,
document the errors or omissions observed, and evaluate trends and revise training
as needed. Serious deficiencies are to be documented and the reports should be
submitted in accordance with DOE Order 460.1A, Packaging and Transportation
Safety (DOE, 1996b).
Onsite packaging systems for shipments of radioactive material are generated to
fulfill a need of a user organization.