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The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR): Industrial Radiography

Abstract

Industrial radiography work is often carried out under difficult working conditions, such as in confined spaces, in extreme cold or heat, or during the night. Working under such adverse conditions might result in operational situations in which occupational radiation protection may be compromised. Experience shows that incidents involving industrial radiography sources have sometimes resulted in high doses to workers, causing severe health consequences such as radiation burns and, in a few cases, death. It has been long known that there is significant potential for industrial radiography personnel to receive non-trivial occupational exposure. However, a global perspective is lacking, as is the availability of a systematic means for improving occupational radiation protection in industrial radiography worldwide. In 2006, the IAEA published IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1, Fundamental Safety Principles, jointly sponsored by the European Atomic Energy Community, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Maritime Organization, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). That publication sets out the fundamental safety objective and principles of protection and safety. In 2014, the IAEA published IAEA  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2014
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1747
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 7 refs., 30 figs., 347 tabs.
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; DRUGS; EURATOM; FAO; IAEA; ILO; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; MEMBER STATES; NEA; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION BURNS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION SOURCES; SAFETY; SAFETY STANDARDS; STATE OFFICIALS; UNEP; UNITED NATIONS; WHO; WORKING CONDITIONS
OSTI ID:
22283443
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-107714-1; ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA14M5987104836
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE-1747_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
275 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Nov 27, 2014

Citation Formats

The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR): Industrial Radiography. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR): Industrial Radiography. IAEA.
2014. "The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR): Industrial Radiography." IAEA.
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title = {The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR): Industrial Radiography}
abstractNote = {Industrial radiography work is often carried out under difficult working conditions, such as in confined spaces, in extreme cold or heat, or during the night. Working under such adverse conditions might result in operational situations in which occupational radiation protection may be compromised. Experience shows that incidents involving industrial radiography sources have sometimes resulted in high doses to workers, causing severe health consequences such as radiation burns and, in a few cases, death. It has been long known that there is significant potential for industrial radiography personnel to receive non-trivial occupational exposure. However, a global perspective is lacking, as is the availability of a systematic means for improving occupational radiation protection in industrial radiography worldwide. In 2006, the IAEA published IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1, Fundamental Safety Principles, jointly sponsored by the European Atomic Energy Community, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Maritime Organization, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). That publication sets out the fundamental safety objective and principles of protection and safety. In 2014, the IAEA published IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3, Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (the BSS), jointly sponsored by the European Commission, the FAO, the ILO, OECD/NEA, the PAHO, UNEP and the WHO. The BSS sets out the requirements that are designed to meet fundamental safety objectives and to apply the principles specified in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1. The establishment of safety requirements and provision of guidance on occupational radiation protection is a major component of the support for radiation protection and safety provided by the IAEA to its Member States. This publication was developed under the IAEA’s statutory responsibility to provide for the worldwide application of safety standards for the protection of people against exposure to ionizing radiation. It details the results of the Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR) project during 2009–2012 and, in particular, the activities of the Working Group on Industrial Radiography (WGIR). The ISEMIR project arose from the Occupational Radiation Protection International Action Plan (approved by the IAEA Board of Governors in September 2003), which identified in Action 7 the need to establish networks for the exchange of information on experience and lessons learned between interested parties.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2014}
month = {Aug}
}