Conduct of Radiological Work
General RWPs may be used to control routine or repetitive activities, such as tours and inspections or minor work
activities, in areas with well-characterized and stable radiological conditions. General RWPs should not be
approved for periods longer than 1 year.
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 RW P 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 s upervisor. 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 t o the conduct of work anticipated to exceed the trigger levels
identified in Article 312.3.
At a minimum, the pre-job briefing should include:
Scope of work to be performed
Radiological conditions of the workplace
Procedural and RWP requireme nts
Special radiological control requirements
Radiological control hold points
Communications and coordination with other groups
Provisions for housekeeping and final cleanup
Emergency response provisions.