The purpose of this policy is to prevent exposure to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) when NORM is present.

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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)

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Date: 9/27/2022
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1.0   INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this policy is to prevent exposure to naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) when NORM is present.

The operator’s program shall take precedence, however, this document covers employees and contractors who enter contaminated vessels or work on contaminated equipment which has been determined to contain levels of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) and shall be used on owned premises, or when an operator’s program doesn’t exist or is less stringent.

2.0   SCOPE

This section applies to all _____ operating units.

3.0   DEFINITIONS

NORM – Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material – radioactive isotopes that occur naturally in the environment.

TENORM – Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material – naturally occurring radioactive materials that have been concentrated or exposed to the environment through human activity.

4.0   RESPONSIBILITIES

The NORM program shall be administered by the _____. The responsibilities of the NORM program administrator shall be:

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