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IAEA-ILO Holds First Asia Pacific Joint Regional Workshop on Worker's Radiation Protection

During the workshop held 2-6 October in Ibaraki, Japan, experts from 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region learned about radiation protection for workers during an October workshop that was the first of its kind jointly organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)... Full story »

IAEA Laboratory for Occupational Radiation Monitoring Receives International Accreditation

The IAEA’s laboratory which provides services to many countries in occupational radiation monitoring has recently earned ISO re-accreditation, testifying that it meets the highest quality and procedural standards. The IAEA Testing Laboratory, as it is officially known, advises laboratories in many countries, especially developing Member States, to monitor the radiation doses received by workers exposed to radiation and ensure that their exposure levels stay below legal thresholds... Full story »

IAEA Service to Appraise Radiation Protection of Workers Marks 15th Anniversary

An IAEA service assisting Member States in work to ensure that the 23 million people worldwide who are exposed to ionizing radiation due to their work are protected by good regulatory systems marks its 15th anniversary this month. So far, 17 countries have taken advantage of the IAEA’s Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisals (ORPAS) since the service was launched, and several more have requested the review.... Full story »

Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection during High Exposure Operations held in Indonesia

The Regional Workshop was organized from 10 April to 14 April 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia through the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) and supported by the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN). The workshop was conducted within the framework of the Asia & the Pacific regional project, titled as “Enhancing National Capabilities on Occupational Radiation Protection in Compliance with Requirements of the New International Basic Safety Standards (RAS/9/080)”... Full story »

New UNSCEAR Report on sources, effects and risks of ionising radiation

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has published its 2016 Report on sources, effects and risks of ionising radiation. It includes the results of an assessment of the levels of radiation exposure due to different methods of electricity generation. UNSCEAR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate is to assess and report the levels and effects of exposure to ionising radiation... Access the report »

ICRP is seeking nominations for Commitee membership

International Commussion on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is seeking nominations for Committee membership for the next term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021. Nominations will be retained for consideration for membership in ICRP Task Groups as the need arises. Current members come from more than 30 countries and all disciplines relevant to radiological protection. Selected based on their recognised competence and experience, members are volunteers invited to join ICRP as independent experts.... Full story »

IAEA Supports the Member States in the Proper Management of NORM

All minerals and raw materials contain radionuclides of natural origin. The most important for the purposes of radiation protection are the radionuclides in the U-238 and Th-232 decay series. Certain work activities can give rise to significantly enhanced exposures that may need to be controlled by regulation. NORM is a crosscutting activity of the IAEA and on-going programme of work is to extend the Agency’s Library for NORM standards and guidance documents and to provide advice and assistance to Members States.... Full story »

Consultancy Meeting to Review and Finalize the Training Package for "Occupational Radiation Protection during High Exposure Operations”

The purpose of the consultancy meeting was to review and finalize Training Package for "Occupational Radiation Protection during High Exposure Operations”. The meeting provided an overview of practical experience for protection of workers and others involved in preparation and conduct of unusual operations and radiation controls of facilities during an event with high occupational exposure, including operation and radiation control of the facilities in question... Full story »

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