regulations, technical bulletins, field manuals, technical manuals, and supply bulletins
that deal with radiation protection. Some of the most frequently used in the AMEDD are
a. AR 40-5, Preventive Medicine. This regulation has an entire section of
Chapter 9 devoted to radiological hygiene. This regulation establishes responsibilities;
provides guidelines for radiation workers; and details the film badge program, the
records required, and actions to take in cases of overexposure.
b. AR 40-14, Occupational Ionizing Radiation Personnel Dosimetry. This
document prescribes procedures for controlling and recording radiation exposure.
Guidelines are based on the recommendations of the former Federal Radiation Council,
whose functions are now carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency.
c. TB MED 525, Control of Hazards to Health from Ionizing Radiation Used by
the Army Medical Department. This regulation implements the requirements of the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission as they apply to radioactive materials controlled by the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
d. AR 385-11, Ionizing Radiation Protection. This regulation applies to all use of
radiation in the military except that used for medical purposes.
f. TB MED 521, Management and Control of Diagnostic X-Ray, Therapeutic X-
Ray, and Gamma-Beam Equipment. This publication provides guidance to persons
who use diagnostic/therapeutic x or gamma radiation equipment. It contains Federal
performance standards and also provides information for radiation safety personnel.
As mentioned earlier, there are many other documents involved in radiation protection.
Which ones apply depend on the type of radiation source and how it is to be used.