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ORPAS Follow-Up Mission to the United Arab Emirates  

From 24 to 28 October 2022, seven expert reviewers from seven countries conducted an Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) follow-up mission to the United Arab Emirates. This follow-up mission was the first ORPAS mission to review national arrangements for the protection of Space Crew in light of the UAE's newly established spa​ce program. Additionally, this follow-up mission concluded that the original recommendations and suggestions made during the initial ORPAS mission have been addressed and successfully closed. 

 To Read More about the Mission Click Her​e>>


European Partnership for Radiation Protection Research - Deadline for education and training courses (30th Nov. 2022)

The European Partnership for Radiation Protection Research (PIANFORTE) is calling for proposals for Education and Training courses covering all aspects of the scientific research areas relevant to PIANOFORTE in order to develop expertise in the area. The training courses are primarily directed towards PhD students, early career researchers and young professionals and are open primarily but not exclusively to researchers working in the European Union and Associated States.

30th November is the deadline for sumitting applications for education and training courses. Moreover, 31st December is the deadline for the travel grant applications funded by PIANOFORTE. ​

Submit Application for E&T Course         Travel Grant: Early Career Researcher      Travel Grant: Early Career RP Professional

EURAMET Survey on needs for knowledge transfer and capacity building in the field of radiation protection metrology  

"The aim of this survey is to identify gaps in knowledge transfer and capacity building that may exist for you in the field of radiation protection metrology. These types of activities are vital for ensuring safe environments for citizens to live and work, and to enable compliance with national and European regulations. Our focus is on metrology, e.g. traceable measurements of radiation and dose that underpin radiation protection regulations. Radiation protection knowledge transfer and capacity building includes training opportunities, support for regulatory compliance, interlaboratory comparisons, and much more besides. The gaps should relate to your needs and any other stakeholders youmay also represent." - EURAMET​

EURAMET Survey>>​          


Recently completed ORPAS mission to the Philippines 

From 3 to 11 October 2022, nine expert reviewers and one observer from nine different countries conducted an Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) mission in conjuction and coordination with the IAEA. This mission sought to provide an independent opinion on the current arrangements for occupational radiation protection, following the country's adoption of new national regulations within PNRI and CDRRHR. 

 To Read the Key Findings of the Mission Click Here>>


Upcoming EURADOS Webinar - Intercomparison IC 2021 area of passive area dosimetry systems - a review by organizers and participants (Nov 24, 2022 10:00am)

The EURADOS intercomparison IC2021area was carried out between May 2021 and April 2022 for 66 participating passive H*(10) area dosimetry systems from 47 different institutes and monitoring services. Three measurement conditions were provided at locations of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: 3-months indoor, 3-months outdoor and 6-months outdoor. The challenge of this intercomparison was measuring additionally irradiated low dose radiation. The webinar gives a short overview on the intercomparison, including lessons learnt by the organizers and the experience made by one of the participants.

Sign Up Here​ >>​​​          


Upcoming EAN Webinar - Challenges in applying the radiation protection system in the management of NORM and Radon

The European ALARA Network (EAN) is hosting a webinar to examine how the optimisation principle has been applied in the case of NORM and Radon - at workplace or in other circumstances - and whether the decision on the type of exposure (planned vs. existing) and exposure categories (public, worker) have affected the practical implementation of ALARA

The webinar aims to present a range of experiences with speakers and experts from different authorities (DSA, UK-HSA, SURO, ...) and a diversity of organisations (ICRP, HERCA, RadoNorm, ...) and it includes a Round Table.

​More information >>​          Registration>>​


​AFAN - IAEA Conducts Training Course for ORPAS Rev​iewers in the African Region 

The African ALARANetwork (AFAN) wrote an article covering a training course held by the IAEA for reviewers involved in Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) missions. This IAEA training course aims to increase the number of qualified experts in radiation protection that can be called upon for future ORPAS missions to the African region. The training included lectures and simulations of the actual mission activities, interviews, and site visits. The ORPAS program included young professionals which are now part of the experts to carry out the ORPAS mission in Africa. “This shows that the young generation has a keen interest in occupational radiation protection.”

Read More >>​​​​          


DigiDecom to be held 18-20 October 2022 - Hybrid Event

DigiDecom will bring together an interdisciplinary international community to discuss experiences from previous applications, as well as opportunities for future applications of innovative technologies and methods in nuclear decommissioning, dismantling and waste management. DigiDecom events are organized in the program related to IFE's designation as an IAEA International Collaborating Center.  Register here for this interesting event that explores collaborative opportunities within AI, Data and Robotics across different industries and domains in collaboration with the DECOM Cluster for Decommissioning and Repurposing.

​Link to Programme >>      Registration >>      DigiDecom Website >>​ 

Upcoming EURADOS Webinar - Personal Online Dosimetry Using Computational Methods

EURADOS will be hosting a webinar covering the Personal Online DosImetry Using CoMputational Methods (PODIUM) project. In an attempt of reinventing dosimetry by using the modern evolutions in simulations, artificial intelligence and computer vision, the PODIUM project was set up. PODIUM was a short feasibility project, funded by the EC CONCERT programme. The objective of the PODIUM project was to improve personal dosimetry by an innovative approach: the development of an online dosimetry application based on computer simulations without the use of physical dosemeters.​ To sign up for the webinar, follow the link below. 

Sign Up Here​ >>​​​          

EURADOS Report 2022-02  

A new EURADOS Report has been published: "Evaluation of the Impact of the New ICRU Operational Quantities and Recommendations for their Practical Application." The International Commissions on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) and on Radiological Protection (ICRP) have published a joint report, as ICRU Report 95, recommending new operational quantities for use in radiological protection. This EURADOS report analyses the differences between the new and existing quantities before going on to examine the impact and application in the areas of: radiation protection practice, dosemeter and instrument design, calibration and reference fields, European and national regulation, and current published standards​.

EURADOS Re​port​ >>​          


Upcoming webinar to present the findings of "Evaluation of Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation" 

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has published a new report on the latest global estimate of world-wide occupational exposure for different sectors involving exposure to natural sources and to human-made sources of radiation over the period 2002-214.  

The key findings, trends, and implications for future evaluation will be presented at teh webinar, which is aimed at radiation protection experts and decision makers from scientific, research, regulatory, licensees, and diplomatic communities and international organizations. 

To participate, please register for the event in MS Teams​ by 15 November 2022

 Informational Flyer Regarding Event>>​​


Outcomes of International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection 

From September 5-9 in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection was held in order to address tailored approaches ​that are key to optimizing radiation protection. This conference was held with over 773 persons attending (virtual and in-person) and covered a variety of topics regarding occupational radiation protection and its future. Key emerging challenges identified were around the application of new radiation technology in the medical area, new technology as nuclear reactors come to the end of their operation life, and steps to address the robust integration of safety elements in the design of new types of nuclear reactors.

Read More Here​>>


Workshop in Conjunction with European Radiation Protection Week (ERPW) 

In October, many experts will be headed to portugal for the 2022 European Radiation Protection Week. On 10 October, there will be a workshop in conjunction with ERPW. 

​For everything you need to know, including how to register please visit the link below: 



 More information regarding ERPW​>>


Recently Completed ORPAS Mission: Slovakia

The IAEA's Occupational Radiation Protection Unit has recently completed an Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) mission to Slovakia. This mission, conducted by a team of experts from 12 countries and the IAEA, visited institutions employing some of Slovakia's 16,000 occupationally exposed workers including nuclear installations, medical and industrial facilities, and workplaces with exposure due to natural sources of radiation in order to assess the nation's occupational radiation protection arrangements. 

News Article>>​                               More information regarding ORPAS >>


IABERD Newsletter

IABERD, the International Association of Biological and EPR Radiation Dosimetry, publishes regularly a newsletter. If you wish to stay updated with news on retrospective or biological dosimetry or more generally on individual dosimetry in emergency situations subscribe at this page.  

Newsle​tter>>​          


EURADOS Training Course on Accreditation of IMS 

The EURADOS Working Group 2 – Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe – will be hosting a training course on the accreditation of Individual Monitoring Services (IMS) - "A Training Course on Radiation Protection Dosimetry and Accreditation of IMS: Secrets & Solutions". This course is based on the European document RP160 and will be held at IST in Bobadela, close to Lisbon, Portugal, from 3rd-7th October 2022, during the week of the ERPW conference. All aspects of individual monitoring as discussed in RP160 will be addressed during the course with an emphasis on metrology, quality assurance and type testing. Recent developments will also be covered, including changes resulting from the new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the impact of the EU Directive 2013/59/Euratom and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Registration will open on July 18

​Flyer of the Training Course​ >>          EURADOS Training Course Webpage ​>>​    ​


New EURADOS Report: Intercomparison IC2021area of passive area dosimetry systems

The European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) has released a new report on the intercomparison 66 participating passive H*(10) area dosimetry systems from 47 different institutes and monitoring services carried out between May 2021 and April 2022. Three measurement conditions were provided at locations of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: 3-months indoor, 3-months outdoor and 6-months outdoor. The challenge of this intercomparison was measuring additionally irradiated low dose radiation. Six dosemeters of each participating system were irradiated with Cs-137 gamma reference radiation: Three dosemeters with 150 μSv and three dosemeters with 300 μSv. Another six dosemeters of each participating system were not irradiated and were used for background dose subtraction. Typical values of the measured background dose were between 200 μSv and 450 μSv with a few significantly higher values up to 1.6 mSv. Despite the challenge of the low reference dose values, more than 90 % of the resulting response values of the irradiated dosemeters were within the recommended ISO 14146 trumpet curve response limits.

Download the Report >>​


2022 ISOE International Symposium

The European Technical Centre of the Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) will be a holding an international symposium in collaboration with Electricite of France (EDF), OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 21-23 June 2022 in Tours, France. This symposium will target all those concerned with radiological protection at nuclear power plants: radiation protection managers and staff members, maintenance and operation planners, contractors, exposed workers, regulatory body representatives and international organizations. Technical Exhibitions will give participants the opportunity to see the latest developments from industrial and commercial companies active in fields of radiation protection. Prior to the symposium, on Monday 20 June 2022, two meetings deveoted to specific audiences have been organised: Radiation Protection Managers Meeting and a Regulatory Body Representatives Meeting.  

​Link to Programme >>    Registration >>        Link to ISOE Website >>


MEDIRAD launches a series of recommendations to enhance the protection of patients and staff exposed to low doses of radiation 

MEDIRAD is a research project funded by EURATOM under Horizon 2020 Programme with the overall aim of enhancing the scientific basis and clinical practice of radiation protection in medicine, in particular by better understanding and evaluating the health effects of exposure to low-dose ionising radiation resulting from diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. MEDIRAD launches a series of recommendations to enhance the protection of patients and staff exposed to low doses of radiation. The priorities were grouped into four major topics: consolidating patient data repositories across Europe; optimising radiation-based protocols for diagnostics and therapy; further optimising radiation protection for patients and staff; and guiding future radiation protection research in Europe.

Recommendations Documents Here >>                     Policy Brief Here >>                        More Information >>.


EURADOS: Launch of Survey of Individual Monitoring Services (IMS)

The EURADOS Working Group 2 – Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe – has launched a Survey of Individual Monitoring Services (IMS). This survey was developed in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) WG19 “Individual monitoring of external radiation" elaborating standards dealing with personal dosimetry, in order to have an up-to-date photography of the routine practice, that could be very valuable inputs to help writing some ISO standards. To this end, we are asking for your help by responding to a survey of IMSs. If you are interested to participate, please complete the questionnaire, before 15th April 2022 at the latest, by clicking here. Please fill out this form online.​

​Link to Survey Questionnaire​ >>​          Invitation Letter >>    

New Job Posting within the IAEA: Regulatory Standards Specialist​ (P4)

The Radiation Protection Unit within the Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety is looking for a new Regulatory Standards Specialist to advise and assist in the development and implementation of the IAEA programme for establishing radiation safety standards and providing for their application in Member States.  

​More Information about the Job Posting Here >>​            


IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme to begin accepting applicants

The IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) will be opening its application call mid-July 2022 and will close by beginning of October 2022. This programme, launched in 2020 by the IAEA Director General in an effort to increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supports an inclusive workforce of men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation. The selected students are awarded up to €20,000 for tuition costs and up to €20,000 for living costs for their Master's programme. Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to attend and participate in various educational, professional and networking events. 

​​Fellowship Flyer >>       Fellowship Poster >>          Link to Fellowship Programme Page >>          Information for Applicants >>


NORMX Update: Symposium will be organized Face-to-Face

Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted (and more restrictions are expected to be lifted in the near future) in the Netherlands. In this respect we are happy to announce that the 10th international NORM symposium (NORM X) will be a FACE-to-FACE meeting from May 9 till 13 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This Symposium, co-organised with the IAEA and supported by a variety of international organisations, will focus on circular economy of industrial NORM residues developments vs. traditional ‘cradle to grave’ approaches.

The call for abstracts for NORM X is still open, but you better hurry up as the deadline of March 1 is approaching. The deadline for normal registrations is April 1, after which the late minute fee for registration applies. For the full preliminary program, incl. NORM refresher courses, please visit the NORM X website at www.NORMX2022.com.

Link to Registration Page >>           Netherlands Covid Entry Requirements >>  ​      NORMX Abstract Submission Link >>


Webinar: Research Center of Cosmic Rays and Radiation Events in the Atmosphere (CRREAT)

EURADOS has been strongly involved in the dosimetry of aircraft and spacecraft crews since many years ago. In recent years, the dosimetry of thunderstorm radiation has also become a hot topic. As a support of these activities of WG11 (High Energy Radiation Fields), the Research Center of Cosmic Rays and Radiation Events in the Atmosphere (CRREAT) has received funding from EU funds in Czechia. 

The webinar will summarize results and methods used by the CRREAT team that performs measurements of the atmospheric radiation and ionization events on satellites, aircraft, stratospheric balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles, monitoring cars, and ground stations.
​Link to Registration Page Here >>​              


Webinar: Regulatory implementation of the equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupational exposure 

navigator.png​The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) invites all interested policy makers, regulators, practitioners and researchers, to participate in an online web-event to launch its newly issued report on "Regulatory implementation of the equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupational exposure: Successes and challenges to the approaches identitied through a survey of regulators" (NEA/CRPPH(2021)1) soon available on https://www.oecd-nea.org/​.

This report was produced by the NEA Expert Group on the Dose Limit for the Lens of the Eye (EGDLE) created in 2019 by the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH). It summarises the practical experiences of regulators and stakeholders worldwide in implementing the ICRP's recommended equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupational exposure, including successes and challenges to the approaches. 

Register for the Webinar Here >>          Link to Web Article Here >>       NEO/CRPPH/R(2021)1 Executive Summary Here >>>


​New IAEA Publication on Assessment of Cancer Risks from Occupational Exposure

To help in managerial decisions related to controlling exposure of workers in occupational exposure scenarios, the IAEA has released a technical publication titled Assessment of Prospective Cancer Risks from Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. It provides specific guidance on how to assess the cancer risks of those associated with exposure to radiation in the course of their work.

The publication has been developed in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO). Its release comes ahead of the International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection taking place in Geneva from 5 to 9 September 2022, where the cancer risks from occupational exposure will be among many other subjects discussed. The deadline for submitting papers for the conference is 18 March 2022.

Link to news article Here >>                                     Link to Publication Here >>​


​CADORmed - Download the free Excel tool for internal dose assessment

​A free Excel® tool for internal dose assessment developed by EDF Occupational Health Service and validated by EURADOS WG 7 has been made public. 

CADORmed is a tool for the interpretation of individual monitoring data for dose assessment in case of internal exposures. It allows data to be imported from OIR Data Viewer with a secure procedure, and the performance of user friendly dose assessment calculations according to French Good Practice Recommendations and EURADOS IDEAS Guidelines.

​Link to news article Here >>                                     Link to Download Page Here >>​


Completed Webinar- In the Spotlight: Naturally occuring radioactive material (NORM)

WEbinar image.PNGThe webinar provided a better understanding of the industrial processes involving NORM and application of graded approach to regulation. It looked at the RadoNorm project under EURATOM Horizon 2020, which aims at managing risk from radon and NORM exposure situations to assure effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations. 

Webinar Recording and Presentations Available Here >>


IAEA Safety Requirements on Radiation Protection Online Learning Module Launched

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The newly launched  e-learning module on IAEA Safety Standard General Safety Requirement (GSR) Part 3 on Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources provides a condensed overview of the safety requirements for radiation protection and for radiation sources.

The new e-learning module will provide users with a broad understanding of how the publication applies fundamental safety principles to radiation protection and safety of radiation sources; the application of radiation protection principles to each exposure situation; how requirements are applied for each exposure situation; and the specific responsibilities assigned to governments, regulatory bodies, licensees and workers to implement the safety requirements for radiation protection.


ISO/EURADOS Survey of Individual Monitoring Services - Invitation to Participate

WEbinar image.PNGThis survey was developed by EURADOS Working Group 2 in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC85/SC2/WG19 "Individual monitoring of external radiation." ISO/TC85/SC2/WG19 has now started to develop two new documents: one of them will impact directly IMSs by giving recommendations and requirements about: The calculation of characteristic limits and the uncertainties, how to take into consideration background sources, the quality tests to check the stabiliity of the treatment process, etc. The aim of this survey is to collect data on different practices and concerns of Individual Monitoring Services. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete the questionnaire before 15th April 2022 at the latest.  

Complete Survey ​Here >>

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Announcement of the EURADOS Intercomparison 2022 for Neutron Dosemeters (IC2022n)

As a result of EURADOS's mission, it has successfully executed several types of intercomparisons of dosemeters for individual monitoring.

Specifically, every 5 years EURADOS completes an intercomparison for neutron dosemeters. EURADOS now has the pleasure to announce the 2022 EURADOS Intercomparison for Neutron Dosemeters.

More information can be found here.​ 

Call for Papers: International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection ​ 

Interested contributors have until 15 February 2022 to submit abstracts for the IAEA’s International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection – Strengthening Radiation Protection of Workers – Twenty Years of Progress and the Way Forward, to be held from 5 to 9 September 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

More information about paper submission can be found here. 

Asian and Pacific Regional ALARA Network (ARAN) first official meeting after its 7 year hiatus 

The IAEA has aided in the recoordination of the Asian and Pacific Regional ALARA Network (ARAN) and has helped to hold the first official meeting of ARAN in 7 years with the help of the China Institute of Radiation Protection (CIRP). This meeting is the first official meeting of the regional network since it's temporary hiatus following the Fukushima Daiichi Incident. 
The goal of this meeting was to establish the new terms and conditions of the regional network and to vote on the new acting steering committee members. The results of this first meeting can be found at the ARAN Regional Network page here

Webinar: Correlating Micro and Nanodosimetry with Initial Biological Damage

navigator.pngRegistration for EURADOS's next webinar "Correlating Micro and Nanodosimetry with Initial Biological Damage" is now open!
Webinar will be organized by EURADOS WG2 on November 25th, 2pm CET

Register for the Webinar here.



​New Webpage for the European Radiation Dosimetry Group

navigator.png The European Radiation Dosimetry Group has updated and created a new webpage for their members. This now web page can now be found under our "Regional Networks" tab or at:

link here.​




Webinar: Inter-Comparisons of Personal Dosimeters - Leasons Learnt

navigator.pngRegistration for EURADOS's next webinar "Inter-comparisons of personal dosimeters: Lessons Learnt" is now open!
Webinar will be organized by EURADOS WG2 on October, 28th, 3 pm CET

Register for the Webinar here.


New IAEA Online Platform to Enhance Clarity of Communication on Radiation Safety and Protection

navigator.pngThe IAEA has launched a new online training platform, the Radiation Safety Navigator, to help radiation safety professionals better communicate to the general public about radiation risks, safety and protection.

Access the platform here.


A new ICRP Publication

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Publication 149, Occupational Radiological Protection in Brachytherapy has just been published on the ICRP web site. This publication is focused specifically on occupational exposure during brachytherapy, and brings together information relevant to brachytherapy and occupational safety from the Commission's published documents.


IAEA Survey on Radiation Protection and the Management of Radioactive Waste in the Oil and Gas Industry

The IAEA has been decided to revise the Safety Report on Radiation Protection and the Management of Radioactive Waste in the Oil and Gas Industry (SR-34).The purpose of this revision is to provide updated practical guidance on radiation protection and the management of radioactive waste in the oil and gas industry, consistent with current IAEA safety standards, including the implications of the new technologies with a focus on unconventional oil and gas exploration and production, and implementing a graded approach to the protection of worker against exposures from NORM and for the management of NORM residues.

To collect feedback from Member States on the utilization of SR-34, a survey has been prepared and, by completing this survey, the Member States will contribute to the knowledge base to ensure a comprehensive and useful safety report for Oil and Gas Industry. The survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and Russian, and can be assessed online by using the links provided.


EURADOS report: Comparison of Codes Assessing Radiation Exposure at Aviation Altitudes in Case of Solar Particle Events

European Radiation Dosimetry Group has published a new repot EURADOS Comparison of Codes Assessing Radiation Exposure at Aviation Altitudes in Case of Solar Particle Events. It compares route doses and dose rates at flight altitudes due to solar cosmic radiation (SCR) associated with ground level enhancements (GLEs) as calculated by means of nine available computer codes. Access the Report »


EURADOS webinar: ICRU-EURADOS joint action - ICRU Report 94: Methods for Initial-Phase Assessment of Individual Doses

This webinar will present details of the recently published ICRU report 94, which resulted from a joint action between EURADOS and ICRU. Experts from EURADOS WG10 retrospective dosimetry together with international experts selected by ICRU worked together in the ICRU Report Committee. The report describes dosimetry methods for use in dose assessment for individuals following acute exposure to radiation. 

The webinar will take place on 8 July 2021, 16:00 GMT

Register here >>


AFAN webinar on new dose management system and operational experience

AFAN Webinar.jpgThe webinar will provide the overview installation procedure of the New Dose Management System (DMS) released by IAEA for African Member States. The operational experiences of the new DMS in Ghana will also be presented.

The Dose Management System DMS is a software developed under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Project RAF9057: "Strengthening National Capabilities on Occupational Radiation Protection in compliance with Requirements of the New International Basic Safety Standards" with the aim to assist Member States in enhancing the monitoring capability of occupationally exposed workers.

The DMS will provide the dosimetry service laboratories with a tool for the management of dose information on both, external and internal exposure of occupationally exposed workers. The DMS has its functions of entering and updating employment data, registering occupationally exposed workers, maintaining and analysing doses resulting from internal and/or external exposure, and producing reports and correlating results.

Language: English

The webinar will take place on 29 June 2021, 09:00 GMT-10:30 GMT

Register here >>


Webinar on nuclear decommissioning: main aspects of management, planning and conduct of occupational exposure control

Protection of workers.jpgParticipants of this webinar will learn about the IAEA GSR Part 3, GSG-7 and TECDOC 1954 approach for nuclear decommissioning, the decommissioning strategy, regulatory requirements, records and information systems, the management and analysis of occupational radiation exposure records, practical information on occupational radiation protection and examples from the nuclear industry, independent verification and practices and lessons learned.

The webinar will take place on 30 June 2021 at 2.00 pm CET.

Register here >>


New Vacancy Announcements

The Division of Radiation, Transport, and Waste Safety (NSRW) at IAEA is seeking the new Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officers.


New vacancy announcement for the fixed term contract >>

New vacancy announcement for the short-term contract >>


The 5th EURADOS webinar: Dosimetry for Workplace and Environmental Radiation Monitoring

EURADOS Webinar.jpgThe Webinar will provide an overview on the situation of passive dosimetry systems used for enviromental radiation monitoring in Europe, covering the majority of the European countries. The results of the intercomparisons on the calibration methodologies will also be presented.

 

The webinar will take place on June 2021 at 3.30 pm CET.

Register here >>


This IAEA technical publication entitled Occupational Radiation Protection during the Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations covers the main aspects of management, planning and conduct. It presents practical information on occupational radiation protection and examples with good practices from the nuclear industry on how to comply with the requirements established in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3, Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards, within the context of decommissioning activities. 

Taking account of the fact that over 70% of the world's nuclear reactors are to be decommissioned by 2040, this publication can be used in the planning of new decommissioning projects and for improvements in the implementation of existing decommissioning projects. Useful input for licensing and supervision of decommissioning projects are also provided.



More than 300 users worldwide have already signed up to two new e-learning courses on radiation protection of workers, recently launched by the IAEA: Occupational Radiation Protection based on General Safety Guide No. GSG-7and Management and Control of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). The material focuses on how to further strengthen worker protection and occupational exposure control, and provides guidance on monitoring and recording methodologies.

"The courses contain practical examples drawn from occupational radiation protection related requirements of IAEA General Safety Requirements GSR Part 3 and are tailored to the needs of employers, licensees and registrants; management bodies and their specialist advisers and health and safety committees concerned with the radiation protection of workers,” said Burcin Okyar, IAEA Radiation Safety Specialist and the Technical Officer responsible for the development of courses.

Read more >> 



European ALARA Network: Article on the graded approach for workplaces

“The concept of a 'graded approach' is commonly found in regulations and standards, e.g. in IAEA Safety Guides 2 , ICRP Publications 3 etc. The definition of a graded approach may vary across organizations but the broad principle is that the requirements to manage an activity or practice are commensurate with the level of risk and potential hazards of the activity/practice ... ”

This article on the Graded Approach for Workplaces in the Context of the Implementation of Directive Euratom 2013/59 is the synthesis of an EAN and ERPAN brainstorming meeting and survey. It is published in the European ALARA Network newsletter. 

Read more >> 




IAEA launches second online training course in occupational radiation protection

The course entitled Management and Control of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) provides guidance based on GSG-7 on fulfilling the requirements of GSR Part 3 with respect to worker protection in industrial processes/operations involving NORM. The course includes 15 modules, takes around 7 hours to complete and offers guidance on: regulatory control (focusing on the application of a graded approach); the characterization of NORM and the assessment of exposures; and the transport of NORM. 

Before taking this course, participants are advised to complete the training on Occupational Radiation Protection based on General Safety Guide No. GSG-7.

The course is publicly available in English within the IAEA’s learning management system and offers a certificate of completion.

View the course >>

 


La Red de Optimización de Protección Radiológica Ocupacional en Latinoamérica y el Caribe (REPROLAM) coordinada por Brasil, ha ofreciendo actualmente tres seminarios web para el año 2021. 

Los temas incluyen: evaluación de seguridad, registro nacional de dosis y dosimetría interna. El tercer y último seminario web se celebrará el 22 de abril con el título "Bases Para La Dosimetría Interna y Desafíos Actuales en La Región Latinoamericana y el Caribe". Los seminarios web realizados anteriormente están disponibles como grabaciones de video.

Registrarse >> 

Ver seminarios web anteriores >> 


EURADOS webinar: Retrospective dosimetry techniques for internal exposures to ionising radiation and their applications

This webinar will give initially specific information about internal dosimetry methods, the most common cytogenetic techniques used in biological dosimetry and EPR dosimetry applied to tooth enamel. Some real-case scenarios will be presented, for which dose estimates obtained from bioassay data as well as with biological and/or EPR dosimetry are compared and critically discussed. Most of the time internal exposures are accompanied by external exposures, which makes the interpretation of results very complicated.

The webinar will take place on 23 April 2021 at 2 pm CET.

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Third EURADOS webinar: Accreditation of individual monitoring services  

EURADOS Working Group 2 (WG2) 'Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe' will present the three short seminars covering: ISO/IEC guidance for individual monitoring services: overview of the EURADOS Report 2020–02 (Biljana Petrovic, PHIRS); QC Example: Dummy Customer (Francesco Rossi, AOU Careggi University Hospital); and accreditation experience (Ana M. Romero, CIEMAT).  

The webinar will take place on 10 March 2021 at 2.30 pm CET.

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IAEA launches new online training course in occupational radiation protection

The IAEA has released new training material on occupational radiation protection. The material is based on GSG‑7, which provides general guidance on the development of occupational radiation protection programmes in accordance with the requirements of GSR Part 3, and addresses the sources of radiation likely to be encountered in workplaces. 

The course is publicly available in English within the IAEA’s learning management system.

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International NORM X Symposium: first announcement released 

Under the auspices of the Dutch Society for Radiation Protection (NVS), the Dutch foundation Radiation Protection Symposium North-West Europe is organizing the 10th international symposium on NORM to take place 9–13 May, 2022, in Utrecht, Netherlands. The theme will be '25 years of NORM Symposia. Future: residues applied in a circular economy'. 

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EURADOS call for Calibration Laboratory for IC2022n, deadline 28 February 2021 

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EURADOS-WG2 ('Harmonisation of Individual Monitoring') intends to organize a European intercomparison exercise in the field of personal neutron dosimetry (IC2022n) to be announced end of 2021. Approximately 30 individual monitoring services (participants) are expected to send their routine whole body dosemeters to this intercomparison.

EURADOS is seeking a Calibration Laboratory to perform the irradiation tests during Summer 2022. If you are interested, please request a questionnaire from marie-anne.chevallier@irsn.fr. Questionnaires must be submitted by 28 February 2021.

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EURADOS to hold webinar on workplace exposure facilities at CERN 

The second webinar of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) webinar series will cover workplace exposure facilities at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN): the CERN-EU high-energy Reference Field facility (CERF) and the CERN Shielding Benchmark Facility (CSBF). It will be presented by Working Group 11: High energy radiation fields. 

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 at 4pm (GMT). Participation is free. 

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IRPA Guiding Principles in Optimisation of Radiation Protection: draft 2 ready for review 

IRPA_ORPNET.pngIRPA Associate Societies and international organizations are invited to review and comment on the second draft of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Guiding Principles on Reasonableness in Optimisation of Radiation Protection. (Please note the slight change of title.)

The second draft is considered to reflect views from within the profession but must also take into account wider perspectives. Comments should be submitted by 31 January 2021.

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EURADOS to Launch New Webinar Series Starting Thursday 17 Decembe

EURADOS webinar series launch2.pngThe European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) will launch a new webinar series this month as part of its online activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The first webinar will be presented by Working Group 10: Retrospective Dosimetry and is entitled, EURADOS WG 10 and RENEB 2019 biological and physical retrospective dosimetry field test. Participation is free.
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New Vacancy Announcement

The Division of Radiation, Transport, and Waste Safety (NSRW) at IAEA is seeking the next Radiation Safety Technical Services Unit Head. 

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ORPAS Guidelines have been published

The IAEA’s Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) is one of the review missions of the IAEA  to advise Member States, upon request, on ways to strengthen and enhance their legislative and regulatory infrastructure for occupational radiation protection; technical services relating to protection and safety and practical implementation of their arrangements for occupational radiation protection.

These ORPAS Guidelines provide Guidance to host countries, peer reviewers and IAEA Coordinators on the preparation, conduct and reporting of ORPAS missions and follow-up missions.

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Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety (IACRS) Statement on Managing Exposure due to Radon at Home and at Work


IACRS notes that national authorities consider that the requirements in GSR Part 3 for managing radon exposure in homes and workplaces continue to be appropriate and do not need to be changed at this time. Read more »

 


 

IAEA Releases a New Dose Management System (DMS)


The Dose Management System (DMS) for African Member States has been released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The DMS is a software developed under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Project RAF9057: “Strengthening National Capabilities on Occupational Radiation Protection in compliance with Requirements of the New International Basic Safety Standards” with the aim to assist Member States in enhancing the monitoring capability of occupationally exposed workers. Read more »

 

 

The Safety Report on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry (SR-100) now published as an e-book


The IAEA is implementing a new book production process that allows for the creation of e-books along with the usual hard copies and pdfs. The Safety Report on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry (SR-100) is among the first to be produced in this way. Access the Report »

 

 

EURADOS Intercomparison 2016 for Whole Body Dosemeters in Photon and Mixed Radiation Fields


European Radiation Dosimetry Group has published a new repot EURADOS Intercomparison 2016 for Whole Body Dosemeters  in Photon and Mixed Radiation Fields. It describes the set-up of the fifth intercomparison exercise for whole body dosemeters, IC2016, and gives an extended overview of the results. Access the Report »

 

 

IAEA Laboratory for Occupational Radiation Monitoring Receives New International Accreditation


The IAEA’s laboratory providing radiation monitoring and protection services has recently received its accreditation to a newly published revised edition of an international standard, certifying that it meets the highest level of quality in consistent operation and impartiality. Full story »

 

 

IAEA webinar: Individual monitoring with radiophotoluminescence (RPL) passive integrating dosimeters


On 24 June at 10 AM CEST, the IAEA held a webinar on the individual monitoring with radiophotoluminescence (RPL) passive integrating dosimeters.

Speakers were Burçin Okyar, Michael Hajek, and Roman Abutalipov from IAEA, and Yasuhiro Koguchi from Japan, and Alain Savary from France. Recording »

 

 

IAEA Publishes 2019 ISEMIR-IR Annual Report


The IAEA Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR-IR) focuses on optimization of radiation protection in industrial radiography. The report contains a review of the system, an actual status of the database and a summary of activities for the year of 2019. 


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World Day of Safety and Health at Work: New Safety Report on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry


The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated on 28 April, and to commemorate it, we are presenting a recent IAEA Safety Report providing hands-on guidance for regulators, operators, workers representatives, health, safety and environmental professionals on occupational radiation protection. 

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IAEA Webinar: COVID-19 and Health Workers: Radiation Protection


The recording of the webinar with IAEA and worldwide experts is now online.  Full story »

 

 

 

EURADOS recommendations  to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic


These recommendations are issued as a guide for the operation of Individual Monitoring Services (IMS), Calibration Laboratories and other stakeholders involved in dosimetry during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Full story »

 


 

Call for Papers for the IAEA International Conference on Radiation Safety due 15 April


Those interested have until 15 April to submit extended abstracts for oral presentations or posters for the International Conference on Radiation Safety, to be held in Vienna from 9 to 13 November 2020.  Full story »

 

 

Call for Papers: Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industry


isoe.jpgInterested contributors have until 27 March 2020 to submit abstracts for the International Conference on the Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Industry, to be held in Vienna, 19-23 October 2020.  Full story »

 

 

Sri Lanka on the Way to Harmonize Occupational Radiation Protection with the International Basic Safety Standards


isoe.jpg Sri Lanka’s programme to monitor workers exposed to radiation through their jobs is well-established and would benefit from long-term planning, sustainable coordination and stronger cooperation and consultation among stakeholders. This was the conclusion of an IAEA Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) mission to the country conducted in December 2019.  Full story »     


safety culture.pngICRP Publication 142 on Radiological Protection from Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes, is now available from the SAGE Publishing website. More information»

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019 ISOE International Symposium Successfully Organized in Beijing


isoe.jpgThe 2019 ISOE International Symposium on Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Facilities was held from 22to 24 October 2019 in Beijing, China. The symposium was organized by the ISOE IAEA Technical Centre in collaboration with the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Centre (NSC) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China.  Full story »

 

 

The Way Forward to Boost the Effectiveness on Radiation Dosimetry through ARADOS


safety culture.png The Fifth Asian Radiation Dosimetry Group (ARADOS) Annual meeting, hosted by the National Institute for Radiological Protection (NIRP) / China CDC and the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) / China was organized in Beijing/China from 6 to 8 November 2019.  Full story »

 

 

NORM IX Symposium concludes


safety culture.png The 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.png During 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.png The 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 www.CRCPD.org/NORMIX 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.png How 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.png The 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 »