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BSS Workshop in Brazil, April 2010


A successful and interesting BSS workshop took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 13-15 April 2010. The workshop was organized in co-operation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and hosted by the Instituto de Radioproteçăo e Dosimetria (IRD). There were 41 registered participants from 14 IAEA Member States, namely, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. In addition, one participant from Trinidad and Tobago, as yet not an IAEA Member State, was supported by PAHO.


The purpose of the workshop was to obtain feedback and share experience on the implementation of the current BSS, to discuss amendments that are now being made in drafting the revised BSS and to identify areas that need further development. Presentations were made on different aspects of the application and implementation of the BSS, followed by a lively discussion among all participants. The need for flexibility in the drafting of the BSS text in order to allow for a graded approach to reflect national circumstances and priorities was one of the key issues discussed. The participants also expressed considerable interest in the issue of safety culture, both from the viewpoint of the regulator and the operator, and in the application of the principle of optimization. more


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