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REHS must be notified of the acquisition or disposal of any radiation-producing devices. This includes diagnostic x-ray units, x-ray diffraction units, electron microscopes, particle accelerators, and any other devices that utilize or produce ionizing radiation.

Please contact REHS at 848-445-2550 prior to receiving any x-ray producing device. All new authorees will be required to complete the Application for Radiation Producing Devices (click here for application).

In order to comply with the regulations set forth by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), all x-ray producing devices must be registered. Once the unit is received and operable, REHS will come to your facility to inspect and survey the unit before it is put into general use. If the unit is operating in accordance with the regulations, REHS will permit the unit to be used.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Assure that the radiation-producing device meets all the requirements of the NJDEP.
  • Provide written instructions (SOP) for the safe operation of the device.
  • Keep a written logbook of the units use to include: operators name, time and date used.
  • Ensure proper use and return of radiation badges assigned to the authoree and approved users.
  • Assist REHS with bi-annual inspections of the unit.

Notify REHS immediately upon any of the following circumstances:

  • If an over-exposure to radiation is suspected.
  • Upon failure of an interlock or fail-safe device.
  • Before the unit is relocated, disposed or transferred.
  • After major modifications or repairs.


More Information

X-Ray Users Rad Notes [pdf]


Overall Program Management - Tom Dobbs, or call 848-445-2550

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