Occupational Radiation Protection Networks - ORPNETA medium for communication and exchange of information on Occupational Radiation Protection
Regional workshop on assessment of occupational exposures due to intakes of radionuclides held in Kajang, Malaysia, 15-19 October 2012
Regional workshop on assessment of occupational exposures due to intakes of radionuclides held in in Kajang, Malaysia under the Technical cooperation programme in Asia-Pacific region in cooperation with the Government of Malaysia through Nuclear Malaysia. The purpose of the Regional Workshop was to provide the participants from Asia-Pacific region with the basic knowledge and practical skills essential for the implementation of the relevant IAEA Safety Standards and to familiarise principles, concepts, methods and equipment used for dose assessment of exposure due to intakes of radionuclides, with emphasis on application to occupational radiation protection, More »
Regional Training Course on ‘Quality Management in the Provision of External Radiation Services’ in Accra, Ghana, 3-7 September 2012
Training Course on ‘Quality Management in the Provision of External Radiation Services’ was organized by Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Accra from 3 to 7 September 2012. The training course aimed at individuals with radiation protection responsibilities in the provision of technical services with main emphasis on individual monitoring programmes. More »
7th International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, Beijing, China, 22-26 April 2013
NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) Symposia Series is one of the conferences cooperated by the IAEA and has been organising every three years in the recent past. This conference series had begun from Europe and now moving to other parts of the world for harmonization of radiation protection in industries and work activities related to naturally occurring radioactive materials The first symposium in the series, was held in Amsterdam in 1997. The second in the series (NORM II) was held in 1998 in Krefeld, Germany, the third (NORM III) in Brussels, Belgium in 2001, the fourth (NORM IV) in Szczyrk, Poland, in 2004, the fifth (NORM V) in Seville, Spain, in 2007 and More »
National workshop on NORM in Oil and Gas Industry, Doha, Qatar, 2-3 July 2012
National workshop on NORM in Oil and Gas Industry in Doha, Qatar was successfully completed. 48 participants representing different stakeholders in Qatar, such as Ministry of Environment (Regulator), Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Steel, HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate, and several Oil companies, Analytical laboratories and two IAEA staff attended the meeting.
International and Regional ALARA Networks Coordinators met in Glassgow 16 May 2012
All networks have been set up (since the beginning of the 90’s and often very recently) for facilitating (occupational) radiological protection and a better implementation of ALARA through exchanges of good practices, problems to be solved, etc…
Regional coordination meeting for an IAEA regional project on occupational radiation protection held in Arusha, Tanzania, 12-15 March 2012
The First Regional Coordination Meeting (RCM) was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (Agency) in cooperation with the Government of Tanzania through the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission from 12 – 15 March 2012, in Arusha, Tanzanian. The RCM was held under the TC regional project RAF/9/043: Strengthening the Transfer of Experience Related to Occupational Radiation Protection of the Nuclear Industry and other Applications Involving Ionizing Radiation.
Workshop on Optimization on Occupational Exposure in Medical Application, Krakow, Poland, 5-9 December 2011
This regional workshop for the European Region was organized within the framework of the IAEA technical cooperation project RER/9/0971 “Strengthening National Capabilities for Radiological Protection of Workers and Occupational Exposure control“. The purpose of the workshop was to.
Regional Meeting on Occupational Radiation Protection in Emergency Exposure Situations, 22-25 November 2011
The main objectives of the meeting are to review the progress of implementation and achieved results of the Asia-Pacific Regional Project RAS9053 for 2009-2011, the progress of national activities in relation to occupational exposure control in emergency exposure situations, to discuss and suggest methods to improve the optimization of protection and safety, and to discuss how regional/international ALARA networks can contribute during emergency exposure situations. The meeting was organized jointly by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Japan and International Atomic Energy Agency.
Technical meeting on occupational radiation protection of itinerant workers was held in IAEA, 21-24 November 2011
The technical Meeting “Development of Guidance Material on the Management of the Radiation Protection Programme for Itinerant Workers” was held in IAEA, 21-24 November 2011.
IAEA Testing Laboratory for Radiation Protection successfully passed the re-accreditation
According to the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Regulation, a testing laboratory should provide independent radiation protection services for IAEA’s operations as a radiation monitoring and protection service provider. The services, under the Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section, covers both individual monitoring for IAEA staff or experts and operational radiation protection for IAEA facilities. To keep the service with high quality.
International Basic Safety Standards (BSS) INTERIM EDITION – is now available for download
Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (INTERIM EDITION) is availble in all official languages from the following link.
International Action Plan on Occupational Radiation Protection – updates
Report is available from the following links.
Regional Meetings on Occupational Radiation Protection
More information is available at the following link.
Occupational Radiation Protection Publications
Recent publishcation in the of Occupational Radiation Protection can be freely downloaded from the following links.
Radiation Protection of Workers : Posters approved for publication
Seven posters in the radiation application subject areas of Diagnostic Radiology, Industrial Irradiators, Industrial Radiography, Nuclear Gauges, Nuclear Medicine, Radioactive Tracers and Radiotherapy related to Radiation Protection of Workers have been approved for publication on May 3rd , 2011 by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It is a kind of publicity material for the targeted groups of workers. The posters are being published in the forms of hardcopy and electronic version on the website.
International Labour Organization SafeWork Information Note Series
Information Note on Radiation protection of workers.
More and more networks dealing with occupational exposure, putting together different types of stakeholders have been set up recently (for specific topics or sectors, or for all sectors, by region or worldwide); they are always relying on communication and exchanges through direct contacts, in workshops-work in groups, complemented by emails, web sites and forum. Therefore the situation becomes more and more complex and there is a need for providing all stakeholders dealing with occupational exposure (regulatory bodies, workers, managers, radiological protection devices manufacturers) with a simplified and comprehensive knowledge about existing networks and their outputs. This will allow avoiding duplications, spreading good practices and facilitating ALARA implementation. These are the objectives of that website which is requested as an action by the IAEA/ILO International Action Plan on Occupational Exposure (IAPORP) (action 7)[pdf].
Radiation uses can still lead to significant occupational exposures, both in normal operations and in accident situations. Examples may be found in medical (interventional practices), research (accelerators) and industrial areas (industrial radiography). There is still a lack of detailed operational and feedback information on the occupational exposures in the aforementioned areas.
The IAEA has launched the Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR) to help to improve occupational radiation protection programmes in these areas and to contribute to minimizing the likelihood of accidents, e.g. by identifying pre-cursors, user feedback and experience. The ISEMIR database and products will be made available on that websiite.