Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 113

Question 113: If an NRC licensee employs an individual formerly employed at a DOE lab and that individual's DOE lab dose record shows a CEDE of more than 5 rems (but within DOE limits) must the NRC licensee consider this an overexposure and reduce this individual's planned special exposure allowance accordingly?

Answer: No. The "limits" referenced in 20.2104 (a) (2) and 20.1206 (e) are the limits in effect and applicable to the individual at the time of the exposure. It should be noted that if the 5 rem CEDE was received during the current year, this individual would not be allowed any further exposure for the balance of the year.

(References: 10 CFR 20.2104 and 20.1206 (e))

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