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ABINET FOR HEALTH & FAMILY SERVICES


NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES




STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services has adopted Radiation Regulations with standards for your protection against radiation health hazards from radioactive materials or machines emitting radiation which are licensed or registered by the Radiation Health Branch, Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services.



YOUR EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Your employer is required to:




  1. Apply these regulations and the conditions of his license or registration to all work under the license or registration form.

2. Post or otherwise make available to you a copy of the Radiation Regulations, licenses, registration forms, and operating procedures which apply to work you are engaged in and explain their provisions to you.



YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A WORKER

Always familiarize yourself with those provisions of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services Regulations, and the operating procedures which apply to the work in which you are engaged. You should observe their provisions for your own protection and the protection of your co-workers.


WHAT IS COVERED BY THESE REGULATIONS


  1. Limits on exposure to radiation and radioactive material in controlled (restricted) and uncontrolled (unrestricted) areas;




  1. Measures to be taken after accidental exposure;




  1. Personnel monitoring, surveys, and equipment;




  1. Caution signs, labels, and safety interlock equipment;




  1. Exposure records and reports; and




  1. Related matters.

For a copy of the most current version of Kentucky

Administrative Regulations Title 902, Chapter 100 Radiology (902 KAR 100) see the

Radiation Health Branch Website at



http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/radiation.htm
RADIATION EXPOSURE REPORTS


  1. The Radiation Control Regulations require that your employer give you a written report if you receive an exposure in excess of any applicable limit as set forth in the Radiation Control Regulations. These regulations specify the limits on exposure to radiation and exposure to concentrations of radioactive material in air and water.




  1. If you work where personnel monitoring is required, and if you request information on your radiation exposures;




    1. Your employer must give a written report, upon termination of your employment, of your radiation exposures, and




    1. Your employer must advise you annually of your exposure to radiation.



INSPECTIONS

All activities under the license or registration form are subject to inspection by representatives of the Radiation Health Branch, Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services.



INQUIRIES

Inquiries may be referred to:


Radiation Health Branch

Cabinet for Health & Family Services

275 East Main Street

Mailstop HS1C-A

Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

PHONE: (502) 564-3700



EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS


(After hours)

(800) 255-2587





POSTING REQUIREMENT

COPIES OF THIS NOTICE MUST BE POSTED IN A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF PLACES IN EVERY ESTABLISHMENT WHERE EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES LICENSED OR REGISTERED BY THE RADIATION HEALTH BRANCH, CABINET FOR HEALTH & FAMILY SERVICES, TO PERMIT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN OR FREQUENTING ANY PORTION OF A CONTROLLED (RESTRICTED) AREA TO OBSERVE A COPY ON THE WAY TO OR FROM THEIR PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT.


KR-441 (REV. 2/11)


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