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Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety


Radiation Safety for Consumer Products: New IAEA Safety Guide

25 January 2016 - Various consumer products such as smoke detectors, high intensity discharge lamps, and artificial gemstones contain small amounts of radioactive material. Such products are available in commercial outlets worldwide and can also be bought over the Internet - and their safety is of utmost importance to regulators. The IAEA’s ‘Radiation Safety for Consumer Products’, issued today, contains guidance for national regulatory bodies and suppliers to ensure the safety of consumer products...Read more»

Consultancy to Develop a Draft Safety Report on Radiation Protection and Safety in Veterinary Medicine

27 November 2015 - The IAEA held its first meeting in the area of radiation protection and safety in veterinary medicine at its headquarters from 23 to 27 November 2015. Technological advancements and increased access to the use of radiation in veterinary medicine have created a need for guidance on occupational and public radiation protection in this area. Several Members States sent experts to participate and discuss the scope of the report...Read more»

Consultative Meeting of Policy-Decision Makers on the establishment of a National Strategy for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

The meeting was held 16-17 December 2015, and followed up with policy-decision makers on the initiatives taken by Member States to establish a National Strategy for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, to build sustainable infrastructures and capabilities, in accordance with the IAEA Strategic Approach and as encouraged by the IAEA General Conference.. Read more»

Fourth and Final Technical Meeting held on current phase of MODARIA: the IAEA project related to Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessments - MODARIA II to begin in 2016

Thirty-five Member States sent 135 participants to the meeting which was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria from 9 to 13 November 2015. This fourth technical meeting culminated the work of 10 established working groups and the current phase of the project, aimed at improving capabilities in the field of assessment of radiation doses arising from environmental radioactivity… Read more»

International Meeting on Facilitation of States' Political Commitment to, and Implementation of, the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

The meeting was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 2 to 4 November 2015. The purpose was: to explain the Code and the supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources; to discuss the non-legally binding nature of the Code; and to demonstrate the advantages of expressing political support for the Code, using examples of selected countries from all regions, to those States that have not yet expressed their support yet... Read more»

IAEA Standing Committee TRANSSC gives green light to revise the IAEA Transport Safety Regulations

The 31st Meeting of the Transport Safety Standards Committee met in Vienna at the IAEA from 2 to 6 November 2015. The main purpose of the meeting was to conclude the review of over 150 proposals for change received from Member States to determine if a revision is needed to the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR-6) 2012 edition and its Advisory Material (SSG-26). The Committee agreed there is sufficient safety significance of the proposals to warrant a revision.  The process has now been launched that will ultimately lead to a new edition of the Regulations, scheduled for 2018... Read more

IAEA Mission in Tanzania helps Support the Establishment of an Independent Nuclear Regulator

14 October 2015 - An IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 10-day mission to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the United Republic of Tanzania. The team of experts made recommendations and suggestions to help improve the country's legal and regulatory framework and functions in line with IAEA Safety Standards. Tanzania's Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) faced several challenges... Read more»

Practical Arrangements signed between IAEA and Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear of Argentina (ARN)

18 September 2015 - Practical Arrangements were signed by Mr Denis Flory, Deputy Director General of the IAEA, and by Mr Julián Gadano, 1st Vice-President, on behalf of Mr Diego Hurtado, the ARN President of the Board of Directors. These Practical Arrangements establish a framework for non-exclusive cooperation in the area of guidance development in management of radionuclide activity concentrations in food and non-food commodities... Read more»

Cooperation between IAEA and the National Radiation Protection Institute of the Czech Republic (SURO)

16 September 2015 - Deputy Director General of the IAEA, Mr Denis Flory, and the Director of SÚRO, Mr Zdenek Rozlívka, signed Practical Arrangements that establish cooperation between the IAEA and SURO in the area of radiation safety technical services. The objective is to ensure back-up capabilities are in place, and to ensure that routine and emergency monitoring capabilities... Read more»

The Practical Arrangements between IAEA and ROSATOM

14 September 2015 - The Practical Arrangements were signed by Mr Denis Flory, the Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Mr Viacheslav Pershukov, Deputy CEO for Innovation Management, ROSATOM on 14th September 2015 on the sidelines of the 59th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna. The objectives of these Practical Arrangements are to set forth the framework for non-exclusive cooperation between the IAEA and ROSATOM... Read more»

Strengthening Radiation Protection in Medical Applications: The Updated International and European Basic Safety Standards

Limiting potential overexposure to ionizing radiation during medical procedures and strengthening patient protection were on top of the agenda at the IAEA General Conference side event on radiation protection in the medical field. Putting the most recent IAEA international Basic Safety Standards and EUROTOM Basic Safety Standards into practice is a key task for regulators to ensure that the latest improvements are used to help avoid harmful incidents... Read more»

Second Regional Workshop in Africa on the implementation of the International Basic Safety Standards (BSS)

The IAEA is organizing a second Regional Workshop on the IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3: Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards which will be hosted by the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in Accra, Ghana from 16 to 20 November 2015. The first regional workshop for Africa on the implementation of the revised BSS took place... Read more


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