(a)  Agency inspectors may consult privately with workers concerning matters of occupational radiation protection and other matters related to applicable provisions of this Chapter and licenses to the extent the inspectors deem necessary for the conduct of an effective and thorough inspection.

(b)  During the course of an inspection any worker may bring privately to the attention of the inspectors, either orally or in writing, any past or present condition which he has reason to believe may have contributed to or caused any violation of the Act, provisions of this Chapter, or license condition, or any unnecessary exposure of an individual to radiation from licensed radioactive material or a registered radiation machine under the licensee's or registrant's control. Any such notice in writing shall comply with the requirements of Rule .1007 of this Section.

(c)  The provisions of Paragraph (b) of this Rule shall not be interpreted as authorization to disregard instructions pursuant to Rule .1003 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E‑7; 104E‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1993;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .1006 Eff. February 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 22, 2019.