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Posting and Labeling


Overview:

Facilities and equipment shall be posted and labeled in accordance with Division of Radiological Health regulations. This procedure outlines posting and labeling requirements for radiation-producing devices and radioactive materials.

Radiation-producing Devices:

Users will affix a readily visible label to the control panel near the power switch to all x-ray machines and related devices capable of generating ionizing radiation stating: CAUTION (or DANGER) - RADIATION THIS EQUIPMENT PRODUCES RADIATION WHEN ENERGIZED Users will also affix a warning label to analytical x-ray machines on or near the tube head stating: CAUTION (or DANGER) - HIGH INTENSITY X-RAY BEAM

Radiation Area:

A radiation area is an area accessible to personnel where radiation levels exist which could expose a major portion of the body to a dose in excess of 5 millirems in one hour and/or 150 millirems in five consecutive days. Users will conspicuously post each room or area accessible to personnel where such radiation levels exist with a sign or signs displaying the radiation symbol and the words: CAUTION (or DANGER) - RADIATION AREA

High Radiation Area:

A high radiation area is an area accessible to personnel where radiation levels exist which could expose a major portion of the body to a dose in excess of 100 millirems in any one hour. Users will conspicuously post each room or area accessible to personnel where such radiation levels exist with a sign or signs displaying the radiation symbol and the words:
CAUTION (or DANGER) - HIGH RADIATION AREA.

Containers:

Users will place a durable, clearly visible label on each container of radioactive material identifying the contents, displaying the radiation symbol, and stating:
CAUTION (or DANGER) - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
Storage containers should be kept in restricted areas and secured against unauthorized removal.

Notice to Employees:

In addition to other posting requirements, users will post copies of "Notice to Employees " (RHS 8-3) in sufficient numbers to allow employees to observe a copy on the way to or from an area where radioactive materials or radiation-producing devices are used or stored.