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Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

Building competence through education and training in radiation safety is fundamental to the establishment of a comprehensive and sustainable national infrastructure for radiation safety, which in turn is essential for protecting people from the harmful effects of radiation. In order to establish a sustainable education and training infrastructure in radiation, transport and waste safety, Member States should develop a national RS-G-1.4strategy for building competence through education and training , based on the approach provided in the Safety Guide "Building Competence in Radiation Protection and the Safe Use of Radiation Sources".

The national strategy is based on 4 interlinked phases, where the outcome of one phase is the starting point for the next phase.The design and Safety Report Series 20development of an education and training programme for a national strategy requires the organization of training courses in radiation protection. IAEA Safety Reports Series No. 20 “Training in radiation protection and the safe use of radiationsources” provides trainers and training organization with information on and examples of training methods and materials that have proven to be effective in use with appropriate target audiences.

The Strategic Approach to Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety 2011–2020, emphasizes the importance of IAEA support to Member States in establishing national strategies for education and training in radiation, transport and waste safety, including inter alia the development of educational and training material.

 

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