Conduct of Radiological Work
Devices for medical use should be registered with the appropriate regulatory agency.
Control requirements for radiographic devices include the following:
On-site operations with devices containing sealed sources for radiographic use should be conducted in
accordance with the requirements contained in Title 10 CFR part 34, Licenses for Radiography and Ra diation
Safety Requirements for Radiographic Operations.
ANSI N43.3, American National Standard for General Radiation Safety-Installations Using Non-Medical X-Ray
and Sealed Gamma-Ray Sources, Energies up to 10 MeV, establishes acceptable guidelines fo r on-site
operations with devices other than sealed sources for radiographic use.
On-site operations conducted by off-site contractors should be approved by line management in coordination
with the site radiological control organization. This process s hould ensure the contractor has a valid Nuclear
Regulatory Commission or Agreement State license and that the operational and emergency procedures are
current and available.
Safety devices and interlocks at fixed installations that are required to ensure compliance with 10 CFR 835.501 shall
be operational prior to and during generation of a radiation field. Operational status should be verified by testing.
Safety devices and interlocks should be fail-safe.