United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 95

Question 95: 10 CFR 19.12 requires training (instruction) of workers who enter a restricted area. Do individuals receiving occupational doses in controlled areas need training?

Answer: Yes. They need training, but it is not specifically required by 10 CFR 19.12 since this section addresses only individuals working in or frequenting any portion of a restricted area. The obvious intent of the training (instruction) requirement of Part 19 is that individuals who are permitted to receive occupational doses within the occupational limits will receive appropriate training. Although not explicitly stated in 10 CFR Parts 19 or 20, individuals who are to receive an occupational dose in any area should receive appropriate training.

Reference: 10 CFR 19.12).

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