CO N T E N T GU I D A N C E F O R SE C T I O N S O F CH A P T E R 8
This section provides an introduction to the contents of this cha pter based on the
graded approach and includes objectives and scope specific to the chapter as
This section lists the design codes, standards, regulations, and DOE Orders that are
required for establishing the safety basis of the facility. The intent is to provide
only the requirements that are specific for this chapter and pertinent to the safety
analysis, and not a comprehensive listing of all industrial standards or codes or
criteria. SRIDs may be referenced as appropriate.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL PROTECTION AND ORGANIZATION
This section summarizes the program, including the safety management policies
and philosophies used as a basis for the program. Reference facility documents
detailing the program. Identify the organizational structure of the hazardous
material protection program including staffing levels and qualifications, positions
of authority and responsibilities, and interfaces with other safety organizations and
facility operations. The organizational summary may be provided in this chapter
or Chapter 17, "Management, Organization, and Institutional Safety Provisions."
ALARA POLICY AND PROGRAM
This section summarizes the ALARA policy and program for the facility.
Historically, hazardous materials, unlike radioactive materials, have often been
evaluated assuming de minimis level below which little harm is associated with
exposures (e.g., OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits). Where this is the case for
given subject matter, ALARA needs to be considered a qualitative concept
evaluated against OSHA and industrial hygiene exposure standards and guidelines.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRAINING
This section summarizes plans and procedures for general training of employees
on hazardous material safety, training of workers, supervisors, and managers who
are involved in activities involving hazardous materials protection, and training of
industrial hygiene technicians. Reference, as appropriate, Chapter 12, "Procedures
and Training" if that chapter presents requested information.