Consultancy Meeting on Testing and Improving the Training Material on Occupational Radiation Protection during Operations with High Occupational Exposure
IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, 29 September - 2 October 2015
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. Eight experts from five countries and 4 regions attended the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to get a feedback from the core expert group on improving the training material. The meeting was divided into twelve sections which are the basis of twelve modules of the training manual. It included the following topics:
- Lessons learnt from occupational radiation in past accidents
- Health effects caused by radiation and basis for Radiological Protection
- Medical Management of Radiological Casualties
- Roles and responsibilities on Occupational Radiation Protection with High Exposure
- IAEA Documents on Occupational Radiation Protection with High Exposure
- Basic Concepts on Occupational Radiation Protection with High Exposure
- Preparedness and Action in Emergency
- Radioactive sources to be considered
- Practical Radiation Monitoring and Dose Evaluation
- Personal Protection and Dose Reduction Measures
The Occupational Radiation Protection in Severe Accident Management, Radiological Protection NEA/CRPPH/R(2014)5 Report has been also presented at the end of the meeting.
This meeting is part of an approved project NSRW/14 – NSRW 31/4 (extension) “Strengthening capabilities for radiation protection of workers in emergency situation and occupational radiation protection appraisal”. It refers to the voluntary contribution made by Japan to the IAEA towards funding the implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety.
The training material completes the other objectives of the project dealing with:
1) the training Material for RP, content rechecked with a focus on Occupational Radiation Protection, slides preparation (expected outcome)
2) the Database for the Radiation Monitoring Data on Fukushima Site (outcome)
3) the Report on the Global Survey of Individual Monitoring and National Dose Registry (outcome).
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