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NORM IX Symposium concludes

safety culture.pngThe Ninth International Symopisum on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM IX) was organized from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Denver, USA.  The Symposium conluded with messages on Science, Awareness and Solutions for the Safe Management on NORM. Full story »



Training Course on Occupational Radiation Protection in Mining and Processing of Uranium

The Training Course on Occupational Radiation Protection in Mining and Processing of Uranium was organized from 9 to 13 September 2019 in Almaty/ Kazakhstan in collaboration with the Government of Kazakhstan through NAC Kazatomprom JSC and hosted by Kazakhstan Nuclear University. Full story »

safety culture.pngThe European ALARA Network has published a book on the ALARA principle, titled Optimization of Radiological Protection - ALARA: A Practical Guidebook. The guidebook intends to give a clear and practical picture of what is ALAEA and how to apply it. More information»





Passive personal neutron dosemetres: revision of ISO 21909-1 standard

nepal.pngDuring the last annual meeting of ISO, it was decided to revise Part 1 of the 21909 standards, published in 2015. The ISO working group, through EURADOS network, would like to get feedback from IMSs to identify any big issue and take it into account. The deadline for sending comments on the ISO 21909-1:2015 is 13 October 2019. More information»



BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation

nepal.pngThe Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan has made available the English version of the BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (1st Edition). This Booklet was prepared in 2012 by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology and has been utilized in training sessions targeting people engaging in health and medical care, welfare, and education or on other occasions with the aim of fostering personnel who can respond to residents' worries and concerns about their health in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures. This English version is addressed to foreign nationals residing in Japan or visiting Japan or those interested in Japan to obtain basic knowledge on health effects of radiation and correctly understand changes in circumstances and efforts being made in Japan. Visit the website »


Nepal’s single individual monitoring service for assessment of external exposure is in progress to extend the service for all occupationally exposed workers in the country

nepal.png An expert mission to review the occupational radiation protection arrangements in the country and to make suggestions for possible improvements in the individual monitoring service laboratory operated by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) was conducted from 1 to 3 July 2019. Meeting report »



Supporting the International Dosimetry Chain: IAEA Symposium on Medical Radiation Dosimetry Concludes

safety culture.png Over 400 experts discussed how to ensure accurate measurements in radiation dosimetry at the IAEA’s International Symposium on Standards, Applications and Quality Assurance in Medical Radiation Dosimetry, which took place in Vienna from 18 to 21 June. Full story »



2018 Edition of the IAEA Safety Glossary has been published


safety culture.png The ORPNET is pleased to announce that the 2018 Edition of the IAEA Safety Glossary has been published online.

The 2018 Edition of the Safety Glossary takes into account new terminology and usage in all safety standards issued since 2007. Please use the IAEA Safety Glossary in your work and note that worker is defined as "any person who works, whether full time, part time or temporarily, for an employer and who has recognized rights and duties in relation to occupational radiation protection.  A self-employed person is regarded as having the duties of both an employer and a worker".


NORM IX Symposium - Registration is now open

internal-dosimetry.png CRCPD is pleased to announce that registration for NORM IX Symposium is now open. Learn how NORM is managed around the world and discuss safety and environmental impacts from NORM, as well as best practices for NORM Management. The Symposium will include presentations, posters, training and round table sessions from industry representatives, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders.

NORM IX will be hosted for the first time in the United States, in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado, 23-27 September 2019. View the flyer and agenda attached to learn more, or visit to register for this exciting event. 


Safety Culture in Focus at a Regional Meeting hosted by Chile

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Participants from 14 Caribbean and Latin American countries whose work involve nuclear or other radioactive material strengthened their ability to use analysis of radiological and other accidents to strengthen safety culture during a recent IAEA-organized meeting in Santiago de Chile. Full story »



Workshop Highlights How to Strengthen Occupational Radiation Protection

occupational.pngHow to strengthen protection of workers exposed to radiation in their jobs by using a new IAEA Safety Standard on Occupational Radiation Protection (GSG-7) was the focus of a recent workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized by the IAEA and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Brazil. Full story »



IAEA Hosts New Training Course on Internal Dosimetry

internal-dosimetry.pngThe IAEA hosted a new training course organized by the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) this week, enabling 30 entry-level internal dosimetry professionals to learn about monitoring for occupational intakes of radionuclides.The course, which is planned to be held every two years, focused on a European Commission Radiation Protection Series guidance document developed by EURADOS. Full story »


Meeting report: The SSDL of Algeria successfully hosted the 2018 African Regional Intercomparison Exercise on Individual Monitoring for External Exposure

The Working Group Meeting to review the results of the regional intercomparison exercise on individual monitoring in the African region, was held 25-27 February 2019 in the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was attended by experts from Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The experts performed a review of the results of the regional intercomparison exercise, delivered guidance for future improvements in the area of individual monitoring for external exposure and proposed an action plan for future intercomparison exercises.Full story »


Meeting report: The Joint IAEA/ARPANSA Regional Intercomparison Exercise on Individual Monitoring for External Exposure 2018 concluded

The 2018 Intercomparison Exercise announced in January 2018 focused on external monitoring, specifically on passive dosimeters (such as TLD, OSL, RPL and film) used for the assessment of Hp(10) and/or Hp(0.07). An evaluation workshop to discuss the Intercomparison Exercise and finalise the report was conducted in 19-21 February 2019. Full story »



5th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection

The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) and Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) organizes the 5th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection from 19 to 23 November 2019 in Australia. Full story »


The 2019 ISOE International Symposium on Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Facilities

The IAEA Technical Centre of the Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE), in collaboration with the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Centre, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China is organizing the 2019 ISOE International Symposium on Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Facilities. The Symposium will be held in Beijing, China, from 22th to 24th October 2019. Full story »


A Sample NDR is Available at AFAN Website

A sample National Dose Registry is now available by the National Institute for Radiological Protection, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is a test version available for downloads at the official web-site of African ALARA Network (AFAN) Full story »



IAEA Helps Bosnia and Herzegovina Strengthen Occupational Radiation Protection

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a well-built infrastructure for protecting its approximately 3,000 workers who are exposed to radiation as part of their jobs, according to the conclusions of a recent Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS), the second to be hosted by a European country. Full story »


The First NORM Webinar Held by IAEA: Development of a Regulatory Framework for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

The series of NORM webinars will address the different aspects of proper worker protection in industrial activities involving NORM, including regulatory framework, realistic dose assessment, role of Technical Support Organisations, and involvement of stakeholders. The very first webinar will provide an overview of the regulatory framework for proper control of occupational exposure, consistent and pragmatic approaches for the management and regulation on NORM. Full story »


Now Available: Two New IAEA Safety Guides on Radiation Protection of Patients and of Workers

Two new IAEA safety guides provide extensive recommendations and guidance to enhance radiation protection of patients subjected to radiological procedures for diagnosis and treatment, and workers who are exposed to radiation in their jobs. The guides support the implementation of IAEA Safety Standards on radiation protection and safety of radiation sources. Full story »


Regional Meeting on the Organization and Implementation of the National Dose Registry

The Regional Meeting on the Organization and Implementation of the National Dose Registry (NDR) was organized by the Government of Botswana through the Radiation Protection Inspectorate, in Gaborone, Botswana, 13-17 August 2018. The meeting 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. Full story »