IAEA Safety Standards
for protecting people and the environment
What are the Safety Standards?
The IAEA safety standards provide a system of fundamental safety principlesAs the primary publication in the IAEA Safety Standards Series, Fundamental Safety Principles establishes the fundamental safety objective and principles of protection and safety. The Fundamental Safety Principles are drafted in language that is understandable to the non-specialist reader. They convey the basis and rationale for the safety standards for those persons at senior levels in government and regulatory bodies., safety requirementsSafety Requirements publications establish the requirements that must be met to ensure the protection of people and the environment, both now and in the future. The requirements are governed by the objective and principles of the Safety Fundamentals. The format and style of the requirements facilitate their use by Member States for the establishment, in a harmonized manner, of their national regulatory framework. and safety guidesSafety Guides provide recommendations and guidance on how to comply with the safety requirements, indicating an international consensus on the measures recommended. The Safety Guides present international good practices, and increasingly they reflect best practices, to help users striving to achieve high levels of safety. for ...read more
How are the Safety Standards developed?
The IAEA safety standards are developed by means of an open and transparent process for gathering, synthesizing and integrating the knowledge and experience gained from the actual use of nuclear energy technologies and from the application of the safety standards, including knowledge of emerging trends and issues of regulatory importance.
The IAEA Safety Glossary defines and explains technical terms used in the IAEA safety standards and other safety related IAEA publications, and provides information on their usage.
The IAEA reviews safety standards periodically to assess the need for their revision. Your on experience in the application of safety standards may provide valuable input for future revisions. - close
What Standards are applicable to all facilities and activities?
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What additional Standards are applicable for specific facilities and activities?
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