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BSS Workshop in Ghana, November, 2015

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 in Centurion, South Africa in October 2013. That workshop addressed key issues in GSR Part 3 which are either new or have been strengthened compared with the 1996 edition of the BSS.

This second workshop will address, in greater depth, key radiation protection issues that are specific to the Africa region and that were identified during the discussions in South Africa, i.e.:

  • practical application of justification and optimization in medical exposures
  • implementing the occupational dose limit for the lens of the eye
  • establishing and applying dose constraints
  • regulatory control of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in planned and existing exposure situations
  • reducing public exposure due to radon.


The workshop is for Member States in the Africa region and Governments are invited to nominate experts to participate. All experts should be conversant with applying the requirements of the BSS and with the regulatory control of radiation sources in his or her respective country.

Control of medical exposures is an important component of the workshop and participants should be familiar with the role and responsibilities of the regulatory body in this area.

The workshop will be highly interactive and specific topics will be assigned to working groups for discussion and resolution. Participants will be required to work on exercises/scenarios and to report on, and discuss, their findings.

The workshop will be held in English and French.
Member States who wish to nominate an expert to participate in this workshop should do so through the official channels by 1 September 2015 at the latest.

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