Occupational Ionizing Radiation Protection Program
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction reissues Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6055.8 (Reference (a)) according to the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (c)) to:
a. Implement Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ionizing radiation standards pursuant to subpart 1910.1096 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Reference (d)) and in accordance with Executive Order 12196 (Reference (e)); section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, section 668 of title 29, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (f)); and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) radiation protection guidance approved by the President for all Federal agencies (Reference (g)).
b. Establish policy and updates requirements for the Occupational Ionizing Radiation Protection Program for the Department of Defense in DoD workplaces, including military operations and deployments.
c. Establish the DoD Ionizing Radiation Working Group to provide technical guidance and recommend policy on ionizing radiation safety and occupational health matters within the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDI 6055.01 (Reference (h)).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the DoD Office of the Inspector General, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Applies to all DoD civilian and military personnel who are occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation.
c. Does not apply to:
(1) Personnel who, as patients, undergo diagnostic or therapeutic radiological procedures in medical or dental treatment facilities.
(2) Personnel exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of nuclear war.
(3) Personnel exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of combat, peacekeeping, or peacemaking operations for which an alternate ionizing radiation protection standard is implemented in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or Military Service doctrine.
(4) Personnel exposed to cosmic ionizing radiation, such as aircrew, who are covered under Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
(5) Personnel engaged in activities associated with nuclear reactor programs including the Naval Propulsion Program, nuclear weapon systems, and fuel and other material controlled under section 2121 of title 42, U.S.C. (Reference (i)).
(6) DoD contractors unless required by contract specification.