Considering the countries of Latin America have common interests for the
practical application of the optimization principle and that existing networks
in other regions of the world are contributing to the improvement of the
infrastructures of occupational radiation protection, it was agreed to create
the Latin America Occupational Radiation Protection Optimization Network
(REPROLAM). This initiative was promoted within the framework of the
implementation of the International Action Plan on Occupational Radiation
Protection – IAPORP - developed by the IAEA/ILO.
The Coordination Meeting of the Technical Cooperation Project RLA / 9/066
"Strengthening and updating of technical competencies for the protection of the
health and safety of occupationally exposed workers to ionizing radiation", held
in Medellín Colombia in October 2010, created the promoter group with a Steering
Committee composed of experts from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru and
The creation of REPROLAM took place at the meeting of the Steering Committee,
at the Radioprotection and Dosimetry Institute (IRD), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
from June 27 to July 1, 2011. At that meeting, the Statutes and activities to be
developed until 2013.The objectives of REPROLAM are:
The Steering Committee composition: Ana María Castellanos Macchiorlato
(Argentina), Luiz Ernesto Santos de Carvalho Matta (Brazil) REPROLAM
Coordinator, Maikol Salas Ramírez (Costa Rica), Tony Benavente Alvarado (Peru),
Juan Carlos Hermida Lamanna, Rodolfo Cruz Suarez, Representative of IAEA.
The REPROLAM coordinator has been invited the countries of the region to
appoint their representative to REPROLAM. Other interested parties will also be
invited to contribute to the work of the network.