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The Radiation Program is guided by the following program
objectives and strategies:
Assure 100% radiation protection for radiation
source users and the general public.
- Identify all facilities with radiation sources.
- Conduct 150 radiological health inspections of healing
arts, commercial, educational, and research facilities with radiation
- Enforce administrative rules on radiation control.
- Review radiation shielding plans for new and renovated
- Respond to complaints filed against radiation facilities
and service companies.
- Implement radiological incident response operations.
- Identify and determine the hazard potential relative to
new radiation-emitting products, devices, and sources of radiation
not currently regulated.
An inspector conducts testing of an x-ray machine.
Attain a current assessment of radiation
- Conduct environmental surveillance on air, precipitation, drinking water, and
- Conduct two exposure studies on specific radiation sources.
Assure that only qualified individuals assess and/or work with radiation
sources to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure.
- Provide administrative support for the Radiologic Technology Board.
- Review and approve qualified health/medical physicists for radiation health
and safety, and other radiation services.
- Train and evaluate state radiation program personnel annually on specific
radiation source and facility inspections, radiation exposure assessment, radiation
protection measures, radiological emergency response, WMD/CBRNE emergency response,
and new methodologies.
- Provide training for users of radiation sources on procedures and safety.
The response team participating in a terrorism training exercise.
Attain consistency with national radiation control standards and
- Identify and replace outdated standards and methods.
- Amend Hawaii Revised Statutes, administrative rules, and/or operating procedures.
Promote education on radiation control.
- Publish a program newsletter covering the scope of radiation control.
- Provide information on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to the general
If you have any questions, please contact the:
591 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-4700
Fax: (808) 586-5838
Jeffrey Eckerd, Program Manager
Last update: July 6, 2012
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