IAEA/ILO Joint Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection
Antananarivo, Madagascar, 4 - 8 December 2017
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. Seventeen participants from ten Members States and the IAEA/ILO attended the workshop. The workshop was a planned activity under the IAEA regional technical cooperation project RAF9057: Strengthening National Capabilities on Occupational Radiation Protection in Compliance With Requirements of the New International Basic Safety Standards.
This workshop served as a platform to share experience and lessons learned on technical and organizational aspects of the appropriate control of occupational exposure in different situations. It was also an opportunity for the participants to identify future actions to facilitate and enhance justification and optimization of occupational radiation protection. The IAEA Safety Guide on Occupational Radiation Protection was introduced based on the training package that was developed in the beginning of 2017. Regional gaps have been identified through country presentations and group discussions, follow up activities, such as training courses on the national dose registry, workshops on radiation protection in NORM industries and radiation protection optimization in industrial radiography etc. have been proposed.
As a side event of the workshop, the Management Board Meeting of the African ALARA Network (AFAN) was held and the network was formally created.
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