U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Question 6: What if an NRC licensee hires a DOE employee
who earlier in the year received an internal exposure of
less than 5 rems annual effective dose equivalent, but
greater than 5 rems committed effective dose equivalent?
Answer: Previous occupational exposures, even those
received at an unlicensed DOE facility, count against the
limit. The worker could not be allowed further radiation
exposure for the year (except a planned special exposure).
Note: There are also licensed DOE facilities.
(References: 10 CFR 20.1201, 10 CFR 20.2104)