IAEA Special Session on the new BSS in the AOCRP4 Congress (Regional IRPA congress), Kuala Lumpur, May 12-16, 2014
The Asian and Oceanic Congress on Radiation Protection is a congress of the radiation protection professionals and researchers under the regional association of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). The fourth congress has been held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during May 12–16, 2014 hosted by the Malaysian Radiation Protection Association (MARPA). Nearly 300 participants from over 34 countries worldwide attended the conference. The technical programmes include 11 oral paper sessions, 11 poster sessions, 8 special sessions and 9 refresher courses.
IAEA Special Session focussed mainly on the new International Safety Standards – Radiation protection and safety of radiation sources, GSR Part-3, 2011- requirements and challenges in implementation. The technical programme comprised three presentations from IAEA:
- An overview of the International Basic Safety Standards – GSR Part 3
- The International Basic Safety Standards – Requirements on Natural Sources
- BSS requirements on radioactive waste management.
Additionally, two presentations from Malaysia and China focussed on the practical challenges in implementing the new requirements in the Member States. Participants of the congress welcomed the efforts of the Agency in providing an opportunity to be aware of new international standards, and to understand the major changes in the requirements for occupational, medical and public exposure from those specified in the IAEA Safety series 115. The IAEA presentations covered in detail the requirements on natural sources and radioactive waste management.
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