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Call for Abstracts for the Ninth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

NORM IX will be held from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Denver, Colorado, USA. It will address a broad spectrum of issues including radiation protection concerns, management approaches and stakeholder liabilities arising from mismanagement. Authors must submit abstracts for oral papers and poster presentations by 24 September 2018. Full story »

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and the IAEA signed Practical Arrangements in radiation protection

In June 2018, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed Practical Arrangements in radiation protection. The arrangements cover meetings and exchange of information to develop approaches for managing exposure to naturally-occurring and artificially-produced radionuclides in existing exposure situations; and a cooperation in the area of radionuclide activity concentrations in food and drinking water, and radon in homes and workplaces.

ARPANSA hosts international workshop on national dose registries

On 24-25 May 2018, ARPANSA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an Asia-Pacific region workshop on the Establishment and Maintenance of a National Dose Registry for those who work with radiation as part of their jobs... Full story »

Draft Report for Consultation: The Use of Effective Dose as a Radiological Protection Quantity

The draft The Use of Effective Dose as a Radiological Protection Quantity is now available for public consultation. ICRP welcomes comments from individuals and organisations. The draft document can be downloaded from the ICRP website. Comments must be submitted through the ICRP website no later than August 3, 2018... Full story »

The first webinar in occupational radiation safety: The ISO/IEC 17025:2017

The recording from the online webinar organized for African ALARA Network (AFAN) is available for a free download. The webinar was delivered by Ms Nadia Hamel, the IAEA Associate Quality Management Officer, who introduced the topic of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 on Wednesday 25 April 2018... Full story »

NEA International Radiological Protection School (IRPS)

The deadline for applications to the first NEA International Radiological Protection School (IRPS), which will take place from 20 to 24 August 2018 at the Stockholm University in Sweden, is fast approaching. This five-day training aims at providing mid-career radiological protection (RP) experts with an understanding of the "spirit" of the RP system. Invited experts will present the nuances, history and between-the-lines meanings of international guidance and working experience... Full story »

New publication by ICRP

The ICRP Publication 138 Ethical Foundations of the System of Radiological Protection is now available. The purpose of this publication is to describe how the Commission has relied on ethical values, either intentionally or indirectly, in developing the system of radiological protection with the objective of presenting a coherent view of how ethics is part of this system. In so doing, it helps to clarify the inherent value judgements made in achieving the aim of the radiological protection system as underlined by the Commission in Publication 103. ... Full story »

New report by ICRP

The next instalment in the series of Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides (OIR) reports is now published by the ICRP. The OIR series provides committed effective dose per intake (Sv Bq-1 intake) for inhalation and ingestion, committed effective dose per content (Sv Bq-1 measurement) for inhalation, and graphs of retention and excretion data per Bq intake for inhalation. An electronic annex contains a comprehensive set of committed effective and equivalent dose coefficients, committed effective dose per content functions, and reference bioassay functions. .... Full story »

New African ALARA Network (AFAN)

On the 5th of December 2017 the African edition of the ALARA network was formally created at the side event of the IAEA/ILO Joint Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. The ALARA network is an important initiative for promoting radiation protection optimization in the Member States. Such networks have already been created in Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region and have been in operation for many years. . ... Full story »

The IAEA/ILO Joint Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection

The IAEA/ILO Joint Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection-Implementing the International Basic Safety Standards was held from 4 to 8 December 2017 in Antananarivo Madagascar. The Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucleaires (INSTN) of Madagascar hosted the regional event. The purpose of the workshop was to promote the Safety Guide on Occupational Radiation Protection which has been jointly developed by the IAEA and ILO for the implementation of the GSR-3. ... Full story »

Joint IAEA-ARPANSA Inter-comparison Exercise

Improvement of the quality management system in the individual monitoring service laboratory in the Asia and Pacific region is still a challenge. Systematic training for the staff in the laboratory and intercomparison exercise on individual monitoring is indispensable. Therefore IAEA regional Technical Cooperation project RAS/9/080 is supporting for an inter-comparison exercise for participating Member States in Asia and the Pacific region to support the improvement of QMS of the laboratories in the region... Full story »

Chile Hosts Second IAEA Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service

Chile demonstrated its commitment to occupational radiation protection by hosting its second IAEA Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) in November 2017. Chile became the first country to request and host a second round of the service, which appraises a country’s legislative and regulatory infrastructure for radiation protection of workers, using IAEA safety standards as a basis... Full story »

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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