IAEA Radiation Protection Safety Requirements Online Learning

Just a click away: the recently launched e-learning module on the General Safety Requirements of the IAEA Safety Standard (GSR) Part 3 on Radiation Protection and the Safety of Radiation Sources provides a condensed overview of the requirements of radiation protection and radiation sources.

“This is the first of a larger e-learning initiative that will cover all IAEA safety requirements,” said Dominique Delattre, Chief of the Section for the Development of Safety Standards and Standards. IAEA safety guidelines. “In about an hour, those interested can have a good overview of the safety requirements and their importance to the use of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes.”

The IAEA Safety Standards provide a solid framework of fundamental safety principles, requirements and guides to meet the requirements for the safe use of nuclear and radiological technologies in areas such as medical uses of radiation, operation of nuclear installations, production, transport and use of radioactive materials and management of radioactive waste. They reflect an international consensus and serve as a global benchmark for the protection of people and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. “Safety regulation is a national responsibility and IAEA safety standards help regulators and operators achieve higher safety standards,” Delattre added. “To increase global awareness of IAEA safety standards, it is vital to make e-learning available. “

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

“This e-learning course not only provides a comprehensive introduction to the purpose and scope of Part 3 of the GSR, but also, and most importantly, can help with its applications,” said Miroslav Pinak, IAEA Chief Radiation and Safety Officer. Section. “For example, a full explanation of the application of the relevant requirements in different exposure situations is particularly useful for many Member States in helping them to develop radiation protection programs.”

Norma A. Roth