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Revision of the Basic Safety Standards

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards

Current status

The Safety Requirements “Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards” was published as General Safety Requirements Part 3 (Interim) in November 2011. This Interim Edition was submitted to the BSS cosponsors (FAO, ILO, NEA, PAHO and WHO) and potential cosponsors UNEP and EC for their approval. Now that the Governing Bodies of all the cosponsoring organizations have approved the Interim Edition, work is currently being carried out to finalize the English text by correcting errors and inconsistencies in the Interim Edition.

The final English edition of the BSS is expected to be published in the third quarter of 2014. The BSS will eventually be published in all the official languages of the IAEA, after publication of the English edition.

Implementation of the BSS

Several Workshops have been held to promote the implementation of the BSS in Member States, including most recently, the Philippines and Russian Federation.

A national workshop on the implementation of the BSS will take place in China from 30 June to 2 July, 2014. Member States interested in hosting national workshops should contact the Radiation Protection Unit.

A workshop will be held in Africa in 2015. Details will be announced in due course.

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| Last update: Thursday, June 12, 2014.