Occupational Health (Division 8): Regulatory Guides 8.21 - 8.40

This page lists the number, title, publication date, and revisions for each regulatory guide in Division 8, "Occupational Health," with references to draft guides and related documents (where applicable).

See also Draft Regulatory Guides for Public Comment.

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Guide
Number
Title Revision No. Issue
Date
Additional Information
8.21 Health Physics Surveys for Byproduct Material at NRC-Licensed Processing and Manufacturing Plants

(Withdrawn -- See 89 FR 5, 01/02/2024)
W 01/2024  
1 10/1979 Periodic Review – July 2023 - Withdraw

Periodic Review – March 2023
Revise

 
Periodic Review - October 2012 - Considerations
0 05/1978  
8.22 Bioassay at Uranium Mills 2 05/2014 Periodic Review – May 2024
- No Action
1 08/1988  
0 07/1978  
8.23 Radiation Safety Surveys at Medical Institutions

(Withdrawn -- See 83 FR 38729, 08/07/2018)

W 08/2018  
1 01/1981 Reviewed in 2017 – Withdraw
0 02/1979  
8.24 Health Physics Surveys During Enriched Uranium-235 Processing and Fuel Fabrication 2 06/2012 Periodic Review 2022 – No Action
1 10/1979  
0 11/1978  
8.25 Air Sampling in the Workplace 1 06/1992 Reviewed in 2017 – No issues identified
0 08/1980  
8.26 Applications of Bioassay for Fission and Activation Products 0 09/1980 Reviewed in 2018 – Issues identified for future consideration
8.27 Radiation Protection Training for Personnel at Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants 0 03/1981 Reviewed in 2017 – Issues identified for future consideration
8.28 Audible-Alarm Dosimeters 0 08/1981 Reviewed in 2018 – Revise
8.29 Instruction Concerning Risks from Occupational Radiation Exposure 1 02/1996 Reviewed in 2017 – Revise
0 07/1981  
8.30 Health Physics Surveys in Uranium Recovery Facilities 1 05/2002 Periodic Review July 2019 – Considerations

Periodic Review April 2014 – Considerations

Periodic Review September 2011 – No Action
0 06/1983  
8.31 Information Relevant to Ensuring that Occupational Radiation Exposures at Uranium Recovery Facilities Will Be as Low as Is Reasonably Achievable 1 05/2002 Periodic Review
October 2022
Consideratons


Periodic Review
October 2012 – No Action
0 05/1983  
8.32 Criteria for Establishing a Tritium Bioassay Program 0 07/1988 Reviewed in 2017 – Issues identified for future consideration
8.33 Quality Management Program
(Withdrawn -- See 77 FR 33253, 06/05/2012)
W 06/2012  
0 10/1991  
8.34 Monitoring Criteria and Methods To Calculate Occupational Radiation Doses 1 08/2022  
0 07/1992 Reviewed in 2017 – Revise
8.35 Planned Special Exposures 1 08/2010 Reviewed in 2015 – No issues identified
0 06/1992  
8.36 Radiation Dose to the Embryo/Fetus 0 07/1992 Reviewed in 2017 – Revise
8.37 ALARA Levels for Effluents from Materials Facilities 0 07/1993 Reviewed in 2018 – No issues identified
8.38 Control of Access to High and Very High Radiation Areas of Nuclear Plants 1 05/2006 Reviewed in 2016 – No issues identified
0 06/1993  
8.39 Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Materials DG 04/2023 DG-8061 - Proposed Revision 2
1 04/2020  
0 04/1997 Periodic Review May 2017 – Revise
 
Periodic Review November 2011 – No Action
8.40 Methods for Measuring Effective Dose Equivalent from External Exposure 0 07/2010 Reviewed in 2015 – Issues identified for future consideration