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The Basic Safety Standards


Current status

The jointly sponsored edition of the Safety Requirements “Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards” was published as General Safety Requirements Part 3 in July 2014. This edition supersedes the Interim Edition that was published in 2011, which itself superseded the International Basic Safety Standards that were issued as IAEA Safety Series No. 115 in February 1996.

The joint sponsors are EC, FAO, IAEA, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO, UNEP, and WHO.

The BSS will be published in all the official languages of the IAEA in due course.

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 took 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: Friday, July 25, 2014.