Revision of the Basic Safety Standards
Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards
Following the approval of the IAEA Board of Governors in September 2011, the Safety Requirements “Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards” was published as General Safety Requirements Part 3 (Interim). 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 second quarter of 2013. The BSS will eventually be published in all the official languages of the IAEA, after publication of the English edition.
Implementation of the BSS
Workshops have been held to promote the implementation of the BSS in Member States and the next workshop will take place in Uruguay, 27-31 May 2013.
Further workshops are planned for 2013 and 2014 in Africa, Europe and Asia. Details will be announced in due course.
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