A. All events requiring immediate or 24-hour notification are classified as reportable events, and require a written report to be submitted to the agency. The following occurrences are also classified as reportable events and require written reports to the agency:
- Dose exceeding the occupational dose limits for adults (total dose > 5 rem (5,000 mrem);
- Dose exceeding the occupational dose limits for minors (total dose > 500 mrem);
- Dose exceeding limit for an embryo or fetus of a declared pregnant woman (500 mrem);
- Dose exceeding limits for members of the public (2 mrem in any one hour or 100 mrem in one year); or
- Radiation levels greater than 20 mrem/hr in unrestricted areas.
B. Reports must describe the extent of exposure of individuals, including:
- Estimates of each individual’s dose;
- The levels of radiation and activities of radioactive material involved;
- The causes of the elevated exposures or dose rates; and
- The corrective steps taken or planned to prevent recurrence, including a schedule for achieving conformance with applicable limits, ALARA constraints, and license conditions.
Include for each occupational overexposed individual, the person’s name, social security number and date of birth. For events involving an embryo/fetus, this information applies to the declared pregnant woman. Prepare reports so that the information on exposed individuals is stated in a separate and detachable portion of the report. When submitting a report to the agency, also provide a copy to the exposed individual(s), no later than when submitting it to the agency, in accordance with the provisions of the license and regulations.
Reports of Leaking/Contaminated Sources
Immediately notify the agency upon learning of any leaking or contaminated sealed source. Submit a follow up written report to the bureau within 5 days, and identify the equipment involved, the test results and the corrective action taken.
Reports of High Radiation Levels on Packages
Immediately notify the agency and the final delivery carrier by phone or fax upon learning of external radiation levels exceeding 200 mrem/hr at any exterior surface, or 10 mrem/hr at one meter from any exterior surface of an incoming package containing radioactive material.
Note: Some Agreement States require you to have an emergency contact within their state boundaries. Check with the agency for their specific requirements.