Rules and regulations for protection against radiation hazards are established by the Florida Department of Health Regulation 64E-5 and are a condition of our license. These rules specify limits for radiation exposure and are based upon the principle of keeping exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
All suspected or known cases of exposure or of exceeded limits must be reported immediately to Colleen Guerra, Radiation Safety Officer, at 321-506-2327.
As per license agreement with the Florida State Bureau of Radiation Control, the RSO had the authority to suspend operations or require facility protocol changes in laboratories where any radiation safety problems are detected.
A restricted area is one in which access is controlled by the authorized user of radiation.
1). External Radiation Exposure to Individuals
No user shall possess, use or transfer radioactive materials or use ionizing radiation producing machines in a restricted area in such a manner as to cause an individual to receive in any period of one calendar quarter, a radiation exposure (dose) in excess of the limits specified in the Exposure Limits Table.
2). Notification to Individuals of Exposures
The RSO will keep and monitor exposure records on individuals that require monitoring. The RSO will notify each individual if/when exposure limits meet or exceed the “Notification Limits” on the table. Investigations will be conducted by the RSO if the “trigger limits” specified in the table are exceeded. When notifications are issued, a written response is required.
|Bimonthly Limit||Quarterly Limit||
Deep Dose Equivalent
|416 mRem||833 mRem||1666 mRem||5 Rem|
Eye Dose Equivalent
|1250 mRem||2500 mRem||5000 mRem||15 Rem|
Shallow Dose Equivalent
|4166 mRem||8333 mRem||16666 mRem||50 Rem|
See the documents section in the right pane for more information. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Radiation Safety Officer listed in the contacts pane.