DEQ FORM #410-3 (4/01)
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES
STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION (OKLAHOMA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 252:410-20); NOTICES; INSTRUCTIONS AND REPORTS TO
WORKERS; INSPECTIONS (OKLAHOMA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 252:410-10, PART 19); EMPLOYEE PROTECTION
WHAT IS THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the state agency
that has entered into an agreement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and
is responsible for licensing and inspecting commercial users of radioactive
WHAT DOES THE DEQ DO?
The DEQ’s primary responsibility is to ensure that workers and the public are
protected from unnecessary or excessive exposure to radiation and to ensure that
facilities using radioactive materials are constructed to high quality standards and
operated in a safe manner. The DEQ does this by establishing requirements in
the Oklahoma Administrative Code, Title 252 Chapter 410 (OAC 252:410) and
in licenses issued to radioactive materials users.
WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DOES MY EMPLOYER HAVE?
Any company that conducts activities licensed by the DEQ must comply with the
DEQ’s requirements. If a company violates DEQ requirements, it can be fined or
have its license modified, suspended or revoked.
Your employer must tell you which DEQ radiation requirements apply to your
work and must post DEQ Notices of Violation involving radiological working
WHAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY?
For your own protection and the protection of your co-workers, you should know
how DEQ requirements relate to your work and should obey them. If you
observe violations of the requirements or have a safety concern, you should
WHAT IF I CAUSE A VIOLATION?
If you engaged in deliberate misconduct that may cause a violation of the DEQ
requirements, or would have caused a violation if it had not been detected, or
deliberately provided inaccurate or incomplete information to either the DEQ or
to your emplo