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Consultancy Meeting to Review and Finalize the Training Package for "Occupational Radiation Protection during High Exposure Operations”

IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, 16- 20 January 2017



Purpose & Objectives

The purpose of the consultancy meeting was to review and finalize Training Package for "Occupational Radiation Protection during High Exposure Operations” which is based on the requirements of Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3) and newly prepared Safety Guide on Occupational Radiation Protection (DS 453). 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. The objective was to get the feedback from the core expert group, established by the experts from Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Slovenia, and Japan, to improve the training package which addresses:

  • Basic concepts of occupational radiation protection with high exposure,
  • Practical radiation monitoring and dose evaluation,
  • Personal protection and dose reduction measures,
  • Roles and responsibilities on occupational radiation protection with high exposure,
  • Preparedness and action in emergency,
  • Medical management of radiological casualties,
  • Health effect caused by radiation and basis for radiological protection,
  • Radioactive sources to be considered, and
  • Communication.

The training package also includes lectures on Lessons Learnt from Occupational Radiation Protection in Past Accidents and table-top exercises.

Background

Within the framework of Agency standards, developing a radiation protection plan/programme for high radiation areas requires worker information through well-established training programmes similar to other routine activities. Member States are demanding technical support from the Agency to strengthen the relevant capabilities and this training package has been prepared to play a crucial role in this regard for the organization of training programmes.

The training package will be used for the first time (and tested) during the Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in High Exposure Operations, which will organized in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 10 to 14 April 2017 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)”.

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