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International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers – Gaps, Challenges and Developments

1 - 5 December 2014

Vienna, Austria

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

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Presentations

Monday, 1 December 2014

10:00–11:20
Opening Session

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Opening Addresses:
Y. Amano, IAEA (video message) Director General

D. Flory, IAEA Deputy Director General Head of Department of Nuclear Safety and Security

N. Leppink, ILO Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch

Conference President’s address:
M. F. Weber, USA
Deputy Executive Director
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC)

Keynote address:
K. Nakamura, Japan
Past and present perspectives on occupational
radiation protection

Plenary presentation:
G. Abela, France
Challenges on occupational radiation protection
in nuclear industry
11:20–12:45 Briefing session:
Activities in occupational radiation
protection and main challenges

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Opening Addresses:

P. S. Hahn, IAEA

S. Niu, ILO

M. Garribba, EU

K. Shimomura, OECD-NEA

M. Crick, UNSCEAR

M. Perez, WHO

C. Clement, ICRP

R. Czarwinski, IRPA
14:00–15:45
Session 1:
International recommendations and standards on occupational radiation protection: Recent changes and the challenges in their practical implementation

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
M. Pinak, IAEA
Occupational Radiation Protection – stability
and challenges in the view of the IAEA Basic
Safety Standards

Topical Presentations:
S. Mundigl, EU
EURATOM basic safety standards

P.P. Haridasan, IAEA
Revision of the international guidance on
occupational radiation protection

D. A. Cool, ICRP
ICRP system of protection: Present and future

Summary of Contributed Papers::
T. Zodiates, ITUC
16:15–18:00
Session 2:
Dose assessment of occupational radiation exposures

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
H. Menzel, ICRU
Radiation monitoring and dose assessment:
Key requirements for the implementation of
the principles of limitation and optimization in
occupational exposure

Topical Presentations:
F. Vanhavere, Belgium
The status and challenges of external
dosimetry

M. A. Lopez Ponte, Spain
The status and challenges of internal
dosimetry (technical aspects)

F. Queinnec, ISO
Revision of ISO 15382: Answers to the
challenges of monitoring the dose to the lens
of the eye

Summary of Contributed Papers::
S. Mundigl, EU

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

09:00–10:45
Session 3:
Radiation effects and health risks from
radiation exposure at the workplaces

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
W. Müller, UNSCEAR
Radiation effects and health risks from
radiation exposure at the workplace

Topical Presentations:
N. J. Kleiman, USA
Scientific and epidemiological background
for radiation risk of the lens of the eye

R. Wakeford, ICRP
Evidence of cardiovascular disease risk in
the workplace

H. Zeeb, Germany
Approaches for estimating probability of
causation for compensation purposes

Summary of Contributed Papers::
M. Perez, WHO
11:30–12:30
Roundtable 1:
Health risk management

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Topical Presentations:
S. Niu, ILO
Health surveillance for workers
occupationally exposed to radiation: Ethical
and technical guiding principles

M. Perez, WHO
Health examinations in different workplaces

O. Luxenbrg, Israel
Point of view from a Ministry of Health
13:00–14:00
Young Professionals Roundtable

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Topical Presentations:
F. Kiragga
Education and training in radiation protection in developing countries

A. Cauich Cruz, Mexico
Role of young professionals in international RP committees

C. Stettner
National and global networking of RP young professionals
14:00–15:45
Session 4:
Dose record management of occupational
radiation exposures

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Topical Presentations:
M. L. Tormo, Spain
Issues in the management of the Spanish
National Dose Registry

D. Melo, USA
UNSCEAR requirements for occupational
dose data

Q. Sun, China (presented by L. Liu)
Individual monitoring and occupational dose
record management in China: History,
current status and perspectives

A. Rannou, France
ESOREX-platform: A European platform for
occupational radiation exposure

M. Tabra, Canada
Occupational dose record management in
Canada

Summary of Contributed Papers::
F. Shannoun, UNSCEAR
16:15–18:00
Session 5:
Occupational radiation protection in
industrial and research & education
facilities

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
R. Van Sonsbeek, Netherlands
Occupational radiation protection in industrial
radiography

Topical Presentations:
A. A. Al Shehhi, UAE
Issues in occupational radiation protection in
industrial radiography: Regulator view

E. Martin, France
Controlling the risk due to the use of gamma
sources for NDT and first feedback from the
deployment of replacement NDT Techniques

C. Kaps, Germany
Training and education requirements for
occupational radiation protection in industrial
radiography

Haridas. G., India
Occupational radiation protection at
accelerator facilities: Challenges

Summary of Contributed Papers::
M. Gaunt, IOE

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

09:00–10:45
Session 6:
Occupational radiation protection in
emergencies and existing (post-accident)
exposure situations

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
S. Yasui, Japan
Lessons learned: Radiation protection for
emergency response and remediation /
Decontamination work involved in TEPCO
Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident

Topical Presentations:
M. Savkin, Russian Federation
Comparison of occupational radiation
protection following the Chernobyl and
Fukushima accidents

T. Suzuki, Japan
The internal and external dosimetry
challenges from past experience: Fukushima
Daiichi accident

E. Anderson, USA
ISOE expert group: Occupational radiation
protection in severe accident management

Summary of Contributed Papers::
S. Nestoroska Madjunarova, IAEA
11:30–12:30
Roundtable 2:
The application and interpretation of
international standards in emergencies
preparedness and response

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Topical Presentations:
E. Buglova, IAEA
Protection of emergency workers and
helpers: Recent developments in
International Standards in emergency
preparedness and response

A. Suzuki, Japan
Emergency dose control for workers at the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station
accident

S. Yasui, Japan
Temporary increase in the emergency
exposure dose limit in response to the
TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident

C. Clement, ICRP
Occupational radiological protection: The
ICRP perspective taking into account lessons
from the Fukushima Daiichi accident
14:00–15:45
Session 7:
Occupational radiation protection in the
workplaces involving exposure to
naturally occurring radioactive materials
and cosmic rays

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
R. Garcia-Tenorio, Spain
Challenges in implementing the change in
regulations in the NORM industry

Topical Presentations:
L. Neder, Brazil
Practical experience and implementing
occupational radiation protection and training
in the oil & gas industry

C. Ma, China
Regulatory status and challenges in NORM
industries in China: Coal mining and rare
earth mining

G. Frasch, Germany
Air crew exposure to cosmic rays: challenges
and management

Summary of Contributed Papers::
L. E. Matta, Brazil
16:15–18:00
Session 8:
Occupational radiation protection in the
workplaces involving exposure to radon

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
D. Chambers, Canada
Overview of occupational
radon exposure - Past, present and future

Topical Presentations:

J. Hunt, Brazil
Development on our understanding of radon
issues and forthcoming ICRP
recommendations on radon DFC and
dependency on aerosol size distribution

W. Speelman, South Africa
Challenges and implementation from a
regulatory perspective

C. Mason, Australia
Practical implementation of anticipated radon
dosimetry changes in the mining industry

Summary of Contributed Papers::
F. Harris, Australia

Thursday, 4 December 2014

09:00–10:45
Session 9:
Occupational radiation protection in
medicine

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
J. Malone, Ireland
Fostering Radiation Safety Culture:
Occupational Radiation Protection in Health
Care

Topical Presentations:
K. H. Ng, Malaysia (presented by S. Chu Saifuddin)
Improving optimization in occupational
radiation protection in medicine

I. Damilakis, Greece
Education and training of health
professionals in occupational radiation

P. Ortiz Lopez, Spain
Radiation protection of the staff in
interventional procedures

Summary of Contributed Papers::
S. Fennel, Ireland
11:30–12:30
Roundtable 3:
Occupational radiation protection in
medicine - the way forward

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Topical Presentations:
D. Newman, USA
A radiographer’s perspective

M. C. Cantone, Italy
A medical physicist's perspective

R. Hernández Alvarez, Cuba
A regulator’s perspective

M. Baelen, Belgium
How to cope with basic safety regulation for
which the IAEA guidelines do not exist?

P. Vock, ISR
The perspective of the medical professional
associations

R. Czarwinski, IRPA
Role of the International Radiation Protection
Association (IRPA)
14:00–15:45
Session 10:
Occupational radiation protection in
nuclear/fuel cycle facilities

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Topic Keynote Lecture:
L. Vaillant, France (presented by C. Schieber)
Trends in occupational radiation exposure in
nuclear fuel cycle facilities: An overviewy

Topical Presentations:
E. Gaillard-Lecanu, France
Design of new plants for occupational
radiation protection and the occupational
radiation protection targets

J. Kaulard, Germany
Practical challenges in ongoing NPP
decommissioning

J. Bishop, UK
Occupational radiation protection at a
reprocessing plant

H. Al Katheeri, UAE
Future nuclear power plants in embarking
countries: The challenge of preparing for
occupational radiation protection

Summary of Contributed Papers::
H. B. Okyar, OECD-NEA
16:15–18:00
Session 11:
Education and training in occupational
radiation protection

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Topical Presentations:
A. Luciani, IAEA
The status of available radiation protection
training through the IAEA and the support
IAEA provides to Member States:
Developing an education and training
strategy for the country

L. I. Valentino, Argentina
Nuclear regulatory authority - 30 years
building competencies in radiological
protection in Latin America

W. Muhogora, United Republic of Tanzania
Achievements and challenges in radiation
protection education and training: Tanzania’s
perspectivey

E. Gallego, IRPA
The role of professional societies in
promoting radiation protection education and
training

C. Lefaure, France
Learning from experience and sharing
lessons learned: The role of networks

Summary of Contributed Papers::
A. Rojo, Argentina

Friday, 5 December 2014

09:00–10:00
Session 12:
Safety culture

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Topical Presentations:
B. Le Guen, IRPA
IRPA guiding principles on radiation
protection culture drawn up by RP
professionals for the benefit of RP
professionals

W. Harris, USA
Developments in Safety Culture

A. M. Bomben, Argentina
FORO Project on Safety Culture in
organizations, facilities and activities with
sources of ionizing radiation
11:00–11:00
Roundtable 4:
Challenges in implementing occupational
radiation protection

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Topical Presentations:
F. A. Ollite, Mauritius
Challenges in implementing occupational
radiation protection in Africa

K. Sakai, Japan
Challenges of implementing occupational
radiation protection in Asia

L. E. Matta, Brazil
Challenges of implementing occupational
radiation protection in Latin America

K. Petrova, Czech Republic
Challenges of implementing occupational
radiation protection in Eastern Europe

R. Cruz Suarez, IAEA
Technical co-operation: Self-assessment &
ORPAS

J. Hügel, Switzerland
External lonising radiation exposure during
cargo/vehicle radiographic inspections

D. Chambers, Canada
Role of IRPA for the implementation of ORP
in national countries
11:30–13:00
Enhancing the Protection of Workers:
Conclusions on the Gaps, Challenges and
Development

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C. Stettner
Presentation of the representative of
Young Professionals

C. Schieber, France
A summary of conclusions from sessions
and roundtables of the conference

A. Gonzalez, Argentina
Overview of occupational radiation protection
in the past and looking forward to the future
challenges

M. F. Weber, USA
2014 Statement on Enhancing the
Protection of Workers against Exposure to
lonizing Radiation (2014 Vienna Statement)
 
Closing of the Conference:
P. S. Hahn, IAEA

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