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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION

 

DIVISION 114

TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL INCIDENTS

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General

The purpose of these rules is to insure that the response to a radioactive material accident be both swift and appropriate to minimize damage to any person, property, domestic animals, wildlife or the environment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.755
Hist.: HD 10-1987, f. & ef. 7-28-87; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

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Definitions

For the purposes of ORS 469.611 and these rules:

(1) "Certified Training" means radiological safety training in which performance has been demonstrated through the satisfactory completion of an authorized exam.

(2) "Authorized Exam" means an exam, either written or oral; or a performance demonstration that has been authorized by the Authority as adequate to demonstrate the competency of a particular skill level. Whenever possible authorized exams will be developed consistent with the programs and policies with the Oregon Department of Energy, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, State Fire Accreditation Board, and the Board on Police Standards and Training.

(3) "Skill Level" means:

(a) "Radiological Monitor (RM)" means person who has demonstrated competency through the satisfactory completion of an authorized (RM) exam and therefore is qualified to be a member of a radiological response team. An RM must be recertified every four years;

(b) "Regional Radiological Technical Assistant (RRTA)" means a person who has demonstrated competency through the satisfactory completion of an authorized RRTA exam. An RRTA is also qualified to instruct employees of emergency services agencies in the proper response to transportation accident involving radioactive materials. An RRTA must be recertified every two years;

(c) "Radiological Officer (RO)" means a person who has demonstrated competency through the satisfactory completion of an authorized RO exam and therefore is qualified to advise a community before during and after a nuclear attack and/or incident. A RO must be recertified every three years;

(d) "Radiological Monitor Instructor (RMI)" means a person who has demonstrated competency through the satisfactory completion of an authorized RMI exam and therefore is qualified to be an instructor of "Radiological Monitoring". An RMI must be recertified every three years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.755
Hist.: HD 10-1987, f. & ef. 7-28-87; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

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Training

In order to receive certification in radiological safety training from the Oregon State Public Health Division a person must satisfactorily complete the authorized exam administered by an authorized Public Health Division representative. A county will receive certification of training after it has qualified two Regional Radiological Technical Assistants, and completed a radioactive/hazardous materials emergency response exercise as defined in these rules. An "emergency services agency", as defined in ORS 401.025, will receive certification of training after it has qualified one Radiological Monitor per duty shift.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.755
Hist.: HD 10-1987, f. & ef. 7-28-87; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

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Radioactive/Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Exercise

This is defined as a practice response to an accident involving radioactive or other hazardous materials. The exercise should involve all organizations that would normally be present in a real incident, including but not limited to: Firefighting, law enforcement, prehospital and hospital emergency medical care, highway maintenance and state technical support agencies.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.635
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.755
Hist.: HD 10-1987, f. & ef. 7-28-87; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

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