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IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency HPS Annual Meeting Current Situation and Future Challenges on Occupational Radiation Protection in Latin America.

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1 IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency HPS Annual Meeting Current Situation and Future Challenges on Occupational Radiation Protection in Latin America Rodolfo Cruz Suárez; Raul Ramirez

2 IAEA IAEA Technical Cooperation US $253 million approved for the next three years, The funds will cover national projects in approximately 115 countries and territories.

3 IAEA For the cycle, human health remains the single largest area of importance. This programme cycle also reflects an increased emphasis on food and agriculture. A growing area of continued interest concerns projects relating to energy assessment and the use of nuclear power for electricity generation IAEA Technical Cooperation

4 IAEA ORP in Member States Technical Services End User Regulator

5 IAEA RLA/9/066 Regional Project Strengthening and Updating Technical Capabilities for the Protection of Health and Safety of Workers Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation in Latin America

6 IAEA Expected outcomes To establish and develop a national programme for occupational radiation protection To improve individual and workplace monitoring, To harmonize and streamline national capabilities for occupational exposure control.

7 IAEA Occupational radiation protection 2006

8 IAEA Occupational radiation protection 2008

9 IAEA Activities 2007 & training courses with total 85 participants 2 coordination meetings. 5 fellowships in external dosimetry, internal dosimetry and RPO in medical facilities 9 expert visits in external dosimetry, internal dosimetry and RPO in medical facilities. ORPAS appraisal in one country.

10 IAEA Equipment and Sources Maintenance and repair of TLD readers, provision of dosimeters. Reference calibration sources delivered Thyroid measurement system delivered.

11 IAEA 8/16/4 Practices (end-users) Many cases of: Lack of appropriate Radiation Protection Programme. Financial considerations limiting full coverage of the individual monitoring. Limited workplace monitoring programme in place at many facilities. Lack of Quality Management System. Lack of RP Training programme. Possibilities for improvement

12 IAEA 8/16/4 Service Providers – many cases of: No clear requirements for approval of services. Monitoring of external exposure limited for the whole body. Neutron monitoring is very limited. Facilities for monitoring of internal exposure very limited. Lack of Quality Management System. Possibilities for improvement


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