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Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) / Dirty Bombs
This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to radiological dispersal devices (RDD)/dirty bombs. For additional information, see the Emergency Preparedness and Response Safety and Health Topics Page.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). Contains requirements relating to ionizing radiation at hazardous waste sites. [related topic page]
- 1910.1096, Ionizing radiation [related topic page]
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). Contains requirements relating to ionizing radiation at hazardous waste sites.
Federal Register Notices
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Notice 45029-45048, (August 1, 2008).
- OSHA Coverage of Ionizing Radiation Sources Not Covered by Atomic Energy Act of 1954. STD 01-04-001 [STD 1-4.1], (October 30, 1978).
- Memorandum of Understanding Between the OSHA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. CPL 02-00-086 [CPL 2.86], (December 22, 1989). Delineates the authorities, responsibilities, and other activities between OSHA and NRC for occupational health and safety at radiation sites.
Letters of Interpretation
- Definition of an airborne radioactivity area. (October 6, 1992).
- Application of 1910.120 to cleanup of nuclear and hazardous waste. (April 4, 1990).
- Clarification of the jurisdiction's of OSHA and the NRC in nuclear power plants. (January 8, 1987).
- OSHA/NRC Interface Activities and Related Information. (January 15, 1985).
- Review of permissible radiation exposure levels. (November 5, 1985).
- Respirator air quality standards do not apply where the NRC has jurisdiction. (March 6, 1979).