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Draft Report for Consultation: Occupational Radiological Protection in Interventional Procedures

The draft ICRP report Occupational Radiological Protection in Interventional Procedures is now available for public consultation. The current document provides guidance on exposure monitoring strategies, methods and options, radiological protection approaches and garments, their use and testing, the development of a radiological protection programme, education and training and quality assurance of the programme implementation. ICRP welcomes comments from individuals and organisations until June 23, 2017.. Access the report »

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 »

Regional Workshop on Implementation of GSR Part 3 - Requirements for Technical Service Providers - Moldova, December 2016

Protection and safety should be of paramount importance for all service providers that use radiation in their activities. The management system of a service provider using radiation is subject to the requirements and recommendations of all relevant IAEA Safety Standards. According to the requirements of the new International Basic Safety Standards (GSR Part 3), any technical service providers for protection and safety should be qualified by certain procedures. The services provided by technical service providers may be divided into... Full story »

NORM VIII

The 2016 symposium addressed the radiation protection control of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), and included the results of new research, explored practical case studies of industrial applications and waste disposal practices, evaluated the practical implication of international and national standards as well as identified new societal needs and technical requirements for regulators and industry on NORM. See the presentations »

IAEA Concludes Agreements to Boost Radiation Safety

The IAEA signed two cooperative agreements to strengthen radiation safety and monitoring with organisations based in Argentina and the United States. The Practical Arrangements with Argentina’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) modify a 2015 agreement while the Practical Arrangements with the Conference of Radiation Programme Control Directors (CRCPD), a non-profit non-governmental organization in the United States, is dedicated to radiation protection... Full story »

Regional Meeting on Individual Monitoring Services and Intercomparison Exercise in Ghana

The Regional Meeting will be held in Accra Ghana from 31 October to 4 November 2016. The results of the regional intercomparison exercise on individual monitoring for external exposure will be presented and discussed, the issues on individual monitoring services in the region will be discussed and the approach for future improvement will be proposed... Full story »

New brochure outlines the Occupational Radiation Protection Call-for-Action

The 2nd International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers—Gaps, Challenges and Developments, was held at the IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 1 to 5 December 2014. As a major outcome, the Occupational Radiation Protection Call-for-Action was identified. It comprises nine key areas of focus requiring global actions. These areas and further information are now accessible in a new brochure produced by the IAEA and ILO. Access the brochure »

The 3rd International Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry

The 3rd International Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry was organized as one of the IAEA side events associated with the IRPA-14 congress and hosted by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa. The workshop was the follow-up activity of the second workshop organized in Australia in September 2014 and attended by twelve industry and regulatory authority representatives.... Full story »

The 2nd Consultancy Meeting to Develop Guidance Material Supporting Safety Standards Applicable to the Coal Industry

The 2nd Consultancy Meeting to Develop Guidance Material Supporting Safety Standards Applicable to the Coal Industry took place on 11- 15 April 2016 at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The first consultancy meeting of this kind was organized in December 2013 with the participation of regulators and industry representatives. The 2nd meeting has extended the background discussions to be used as the driver for the development of the safety report.... Full story »

Did You Know? IAEA Service to Help Member States Strengthen the Radiation Protection of Workers

Ionizing radiation has many beneficial uses, including in medicine, science and industry, but those working with radiation sources as well as the public and environment need to be protected from its harmful effects. The IAEA offers Member States a thorough review through its Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) to help in the development of a high-level and effective safety infrastructure for those working with radiation. Member States need to have stringent safety standards and practices in place to prevent the risk of accidental workforce-related radiation exposure. The IAEA’s Basic Safety Standards and various recommendation documents provide guidance to national authoritie... Full story »

New IAEA Safety Report Aims at Strengthening Radiation Protection of Mobile Workers

This new publication addresses the protection and safety issues associated with the use of itinerant workers. Such workers are defined for this report as occupationally exposed workers, who work in supervised and/or controlled areas at one or more locations and are not employees of the management of the facility where they are working. It focuses on the necessary communication and cooperation to establish a clear allocation of responsibilities among the relevant parties .... Full story »

ORPAS mission to United Arab Emirates

The IAEA team of occupational safety experts has conducted an ORPAS mission to United Arab Emirates, an independent appraisal service provided to Member States. The review found that a system to regulate radiation in the workplace is being effectively implemented by FANR. The IAEA team comprised six international and IAEA experts who conducted their week-long review. .... Full story »

2nd International Workshop on Developing Guidance Material to Support Safety Standards Applicable to the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry

The international workshop was the follow-up activity of the 1st workshop organized in Saskatoon, Canada in September 2014. The workshop has extended the background discussions to be used as the driver for drafting the safety report on occupational radiation protection in the uranium mining and processing industry. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). .... Full story »

Consultancy Meeting on Testing and Improving the Training Material on Occupational Radiation Protection during Operations with High Occupational Exposure

The aim of the meeting was to provide practical guidance and training on occupational radiation protection for workers involved in operations with high occupational exposure including operation and radiation control of a plant, urgent actions at the site. The course was primarily aimed at the core expert group coming from different regions with different experiences.... Full story »

The Practical Arrangements between IAEA and ARN

The Practical Arrangements were signed by Mr Denis Flory, the Deputy Director General of the IAEA and by Mr Julián Gadano, the 1st vice-president, on behalf of Mr Diego Hurtado, the ARN President of the Board of Directors, on 18th September 2015 on the sidelines of the 59th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna. These Practical Arrangements establish the framework for non-exclusive cooperation between the IAEA and ARN. Full story »

Strengthening cooperation in the area of radiation safety technical services

The IAEA and the National Radiation Protection Institute, of the Czech Republic (SURO) agreed upon Practical Arrangements on 16 September 2015 in Vienna. Signatories to the Arrangements were Deputy Director General of the IAEA, Mr Denis Flory, and the Director of SÚRO, Mr Zdenek Rozlívka. The Practical Arrangements set forth the framework for cooperation between the IAEA and SURO in the area of radiation safety technical services. Full story »

The Practical Arrangements between IAEA and ROSATOM

The Practical Arrangements were signed by Mr Denis Flory, the Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Mr Viacheslav Pershukov, Deputy CEO for Innovation Management, ROSATOM on 14th September 2015 on the sidelines of the 59th General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna. The objectives of these Practical Arrangements are to set forth the framework for non-exclusive cooperation between the IAEA and ROSATOM... Full story »

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