United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 415

Question 415: This question refers to the answer to Question 41 under §20.1201. This answer leaves open what is an acceptable frequency for querying monitored workers. This is only an issue of monitored workers, isn't it? In the interest of workload minimization, I suggest that an annual query / reminder along with the required annual 10 CFR 19 dosimetry report is adequate.

Answer: The requirements of 10 CFR 20.1201 (f) and the answer to Question 41 apply to any individual who will receive an occupational dose, not just those individuals for whom individual monitoring is required. The frequency for querying / reminding workers should be determined by the licensee; however, given that the dose limit is annual, the frequency should be no less than annually.

(Reference: 10 CFR 20.1201)

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