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R313. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Radiation.

Rule R313-18. Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers by Licensees or Registrants--Inspections.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R313-18-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish requirements for notices, instructions and reports by licensees or registrants to individuals engaged in work under a license or registration and options available to such individuals in connection with inspections of licensees or registrants.

(2) The rules set forth herein are adopted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 19-3-104(4) and 19-3-104(7).

R313-18-2. General.

The rules of R313-18 shall apply to all persons who receive, possess, use, own or transfer a source of radiation licensed by or registered with the Director pursuant to the rules in R313-16, R313-19 or R313-22.

R313-18-11. Posting of Notices to Workers.

(1) Licensees or registrants shall post current copies of the following documents:

(a) the rules in R313-15 and R313-18;

(b) the license, certificate of registration, conditions or documents incorporated into the license by reference and amendments thereto;

(c) the operating procedures applicable to work under the license or registration; and

(d) a notice of violation involving radiological working conditions, proposed imposition of civil penalty, order issued pursuant to R313-14, or any response from the licensee or registrant.

(2) If posting of a document specified in R313-18-11(1)(a), (b), or (c) is not practicable, the licensee or registrant may post a notice which describes the document and states where it may be examined.

(3) DWMRC-04 "Notice to Employees," shall be posted by licensees or registrants wherever individuals work in or frequent a portion of a restricted area.

(4) Documents from the Director which are posted pursuant to R313-18-11(1)(d) shall be posted within five working days after receipt of the documents from the Director; the licensee's or registrant's response, if there is one, shall be posted for a minimum of five working days after dispatch from the licensee or registrant. The documents shall remain posted for a minimum of five working days or until action correcting the violation has been completed, whichever is later.

(5) Documents, notices or forms posted pursuant to R313-18-11 shall appear in a sufficient number of places to permit individuals engaged in work under the license or registration to observe them on the way to or from any particular work location to which the document applies, shall be conspicuous, and shall be replaced if defaced or altered.

R313-18-12. Instructions to Workers.

(1) All individuals who in the course of employment are likely to receive in a year an occupational dose in excess of 1.0 mSv (100 mrem):

(a) shall be kept informed of the storage, transfer, or use of sources of radiation in the licensee's or registrant's workplace;

(b) shall be instructed in the health protection considerations associated with exposure to radiation or radioactive material to the individual and potential offspring, in precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, and in the purposes and functions of protective devices employed;

(c) shall be instructed in, and instructed to observe, to the extent within the worker's control, the applicable provisions of these rules and licenses for the protection of personnel from exposure to radiation or radioactive material;

(d) shall be instructed as to their responsibility to report promptly to the licensee or registrant a condition which may constitute, lead to, or cause a violation of the Act, these rules, or a condition of the licensee's license or unnecessary exposure to radiation or radioactive material;

(e) shall be instructed in the appropriate response to warnings made in the event of an unusual occurrence or malfunction that may involve exposure to radiation or radioactive material; and

(f) shall be advised as to the radiation exposure reports which workers shall be furnished pursuant to R313-18-13.

(2) In determining those individuals subject to the requirements of R313-18-12(1), licensees must take into consideration assigned activities during normal and abnormal situations involving exposure to radiation or radioactive material which can reasonably be expected to occur during the life of a licensed facility. The extent of these instructions shall be commensurate with potential radiological health protection considerations for the workplace.

R313-18-13. Notifications and Reports to Individuals.

(1) Radiation exposure data for an individual and the results of measurements, analyses, and calculations of radioactive material deposited or retained in the body of an individual shall be reported to the individual as specified in R313-18-13. The information reported shall include data and results obtained pursuant to these rules, orders, or license conditions, as shown in records maintained by the licensee or registrant pursuant to R313-15-1107. Notifications and reports shall:

(a) be in writing;

(b) include appropriate identifying data such as the name of the licensee or registrant, the name of the individual, and the individual's identification number, preferably social security number;

(c) include the individual's exposure information; and

(d) contain the following statement:

"This report is furnished to you under the provisions of the Utah Administrative Code Section R313-18-13. You should preserve this report for further reference."

(2) Licensees or registrants shall make dose information available to workers as shown in records maintained by the licensee or registrant pursuant to R313-15-1107. The licensee shall provide an annual report to each individual monitored under R313-15-502 of the dose received in that monitoring year if:

(a) The individual's occupational dose exceeds 1 mSv (100 mrem) TEDE or 1 mSv (100 mrem) to any individual organ or tissue; or

(b) The individual requests his or her annual dose report.

(3) Licensees or registrants shall furnish a written report of the worker's exposure to sources of radiation at the request of a worker formerly engaged in activities controlled by the licensee or registrant. The report shall include the dose record for each year the worker was required to be monitored pursuant to R313-15-502. The report shall be furnished within 30 days from the date of the request, or within 30 days after the dose of the individual has been determined by the licensee or registrant, whichever is later. The report shall cover the period of time that the worker's activities involved exposure to sources of radiation and shall include the dates and locations of work under the license or registration in which the worker participated during this period.

(4) When a licensee or registrant is required pursuant to R313-15-1202, R313-15-1203, or R313-15-1204 to report to the Director an exposure of an individual to sources of radiation, the licensee or registrant shall also provide the individual a written report on the exposure data included in the report to the Director. This report shall be transmitted at a time no later than the transmittal to the Director.

(5) At the request of a worker who is terminating employment with the licensee or registrant in work involving exposure to radiation or radioactive material, during the current year, the licensee or registrant shall provide at termination to the worker, or to the worker's designee, a written report regarding the radiation dose received by that worker from operations of the licensee or registrant during the current year or fraction thereof. If the most recent individual monitoring results are not available at that time, a written estimate of the dose shall be provided together with a clear indication that this is an estimate.

R313-18-14. Presence of Representatives of Licensees or Registrants and Workers During Inspection.

(1) Licensees or registrants shall afford representatives of the Director, at reasonable times, the opportunity to inspect materials, machines, activities, facilities, premises, and records pursuant to these rules.

(2) During an inspection, representatives of the Director may consult privately with workers as specified in R313-18-15. The licensee or registrant may accompany representatives during other phases of an inspection.

(3) If, at the time of inspection, an individual has been authorized by the workers to represent them during inspections, the licensee or registrant shall notify the representatives of the Director of the authorization and shall give the workers' representative an opportunity to accompany the representatives during the inspection of physical working conditions.

(4) The workers' representative shall be routinely engaged in work under control of the licensee or registrant and shall have received instructions as specified in R313-18-12.

(5) Different representatives of licensees or registrants and workers may accompany the representatives of the Director during different phases of an inspection if there is no resulting interference with the conduct of the inspection. However, only one workers' representative at a time may accompany the representatives of the Director.

(6) With the approval of the licensee or registrant and the workers' representative, an individual who is not routinely engaged in work under control of the licensee or registrant, for example, a consultant to the licensee or registrant or to the workers' representative, shall be afforded the opportunity to accompany representatives of the Director during the inspection of physical working conditions.

(7) Notwithstanding the other provisions of R313-18-14, representatives of the Director are authorized to refuse to permit accompaniment by an individual who deliberately interferes with a fair and orderly inspection. With regard to areas containing information classified by an Agency of the U.S. Government in the interest of national security, an individual who accompanies an inspector may have access to such information only if authorized to do so. With regard to areas containing proprietary information, the workers' representative for that area shall be an individual previously authorized by the licensee or registrant to enter that area.

R313-18-15. Consultation with Workers During Inspections.

(1) Representatives of the Director may consult privately with workers concerning matters of occupational radiation protection and other matters related to applicable provisions of these rules and licenses to the extent the representatives deem necessary for the conduct of an effective and thorough inspection.

(2) During the course of an inspection, workers may bring privately to the attention of the representatives of the Director, either orally or in writing, a past or present condition which the worker has reason to believe may have contributed to or caused a violation of the Act, these rules, or license condition, or an unnecessary exposure of an individual to sources of radiation under the licensee's or registrant's control. A notice in writing shall comply with the requirements of R313-18-16(1).

(3) The provisions of R313-18-15(2) shall not be interpreted as authorization to disregard instructions pursuant to R313-18-12.

R313-18-16. Request by Workers for Inspections.

(1) A worker or representative of workers believing that a violation of the Act, these rules, or license conditions exists or has occurred in work under a license or registration with regard to radiological working conditions in which the worker is engaged, may request an inspection by giving notice of the alleged violation to the Director. The notice shall be in writing, shall set forth the specific grounds for the notice, and shall be signed by the worker or representative of the workers. A copy shall be provided to the licensee or registrant by representatives of the Director no later than at the time of inspection except that, upon the request of the worker giving the notice, his name and the name of individuals referred to therein shall not appear in a copy or on a record published, released, or made available by the Director except for good cause shown.

(2) If, upon receipt of the notice, representatives of the Director determine that the complaint meets the requirements set forth in R313-18-16(1), and that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the alleged violation exists or has occurred, an inspection shall be made as soon as practicable to determine if the alleged violation exists or has occurred. Inspections pursuant to R313-18-16 need not be limited to matters referred to in the complaint.

(3) A licensee, registrant or contractor or subcontractor of a licensee or registrant shall not discharge or discriminate against a worker because that worker has filed a complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted a proceeding under these rules or has testified or is about to testify in a proceeding or because of the exercise by the worker on behalf of the worker or others of an option afforded by R313-18.

R313-18-17. Inspections Not Warranted -- Informal Review.

(1)(a) If the Director determines, with respect to a complaint under Section R313-18-16, that an inspection is not warranted because there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation exists or has occurred, the Director shall notify the complainant in writing of that determination. The complainant may obtain review of the determination by submitting a written statement of position with the Director. The Director will provide the licensee or registrant with a copy of the statement by certified mail, excluding, at the request of the complainant, the name of the complainant. The licensee or registrant may submit an opposing written statement of position with the Director. The Director will provide the complainant with a copy of the statement by certified mail.

(b) Upon the request of the complainant, the Director may hold an informal conference in which the complainant and the licensee or registrant may orally present their views. An informal conference may also be held at the request of the licensee or registrant, but disclosure of the identity of the complainant will be made only following receipt of written authorization from the complainant. After considering written and oral views presented, the Director shall affirm, modify, or reverse the determination of the representatives of the Director and furnish the complainant and the licensee or registrant a written notification of the decision and the reason therefor.

(2) If the Director determines that an inspection is not warranted because the requirements of R313-18-16(1) have not been met, the complainant shall be notified in writing of the determination. The determination shall be without prejudice to the filing of a new complaint meeting the requirements of R313-18-16(1).

KEY

radioactive materials, inspections, radiation safety, licensing

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 19, 2013

Notice of Continuation

July 1, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

19-3-104; 19-6-107


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R313, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Radiation). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.