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(1) No person shall be permitted to operate or maintain analytical x-ray equipment unless such person has received instruction in and demonstrated competence as to:

(a) identification of radiation hazards associated with the use of the equipment;

(b) significance of the various radiation warning and safety devices incorporated into the equipment, or the reasons they have not been installed on certain pieces of equipment and the extra precautions required in such cases;

(c) proper operating procedures for the equipment;

(d) symptoms of an acute localized exposure; and

(e) proper procedures for reporting an actual or suspected exposure.

(2) Finger or wrist dosimetric devices shall be provided to and shall be used by:

(a) analytical x-ray equipment workers using systems having an open-beam configuration and not equipped with a safety device; and

(b) personnel maintaining analytical x-ray equipment if the maintenance procedures require the presence of a primary x-ray beam when any local component in the analytical x-ray system is disassembled or removed.

(3) Reported dose values shall not be used for the purpose of determining compliance with ARM 37.14.705 unless evaluated by a qualified expert.

History: Sec. 75-3-201 and 75-3-202, MCA; IMP, Sec. 75-3-201 and 75-3-202, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1069, Eff. 3/28/80; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 681; TRANS, from DEQ, 2000 MAR p. 189.

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