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Chapter 44: Penetration Safety

The purpose of this program is to ensure that penetrations are conducted safely and in compliance with applicable regulations. It covers planning, approving, and performing penetrations. It applies to workers, supervisors, area and building managers, and the program manager; and Radiation Protection.

The requirements of this program do not apply to the placement of thumbtacks, picture nails, or similar items in a hollow wall or ceiling that do not go beyond the thickness of the external material (that is, sheetrock, wood, plaster board).

The requirements of this program do not apply to penetrations of earth, soil, or ground. For those penetrations, see Chapter 11, "Excavation Safety".

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Program Manager: Doug Stickney

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