Mandate of the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH)

The objective of the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health is to assist NEA member countries in the implementation and enhancement of the system of radiological protection. This objective will be met by identifying and effectively addressing those conceptual, scientific, policy, regulatory, operational and societal issues that either favourably or adversely affect the system of radiological protection, thereby promoting national and international good practices and identifying potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

To accomplish this, the Committee will contribute to the adoption and the maintenance of high standards of protection for the public, workers and the environment in all activities involving the use of ionising radiations, and particularly, but not limited to the field of nuclear energy.

In this context, the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) shall:

In the fulfilment of its mandate, the CRPPH will work in close co-operation with other NEA Committees as appropriate, particularly the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC), and the Nuclear Law Committee (NLC), as well as with NEA divisions, and competent bodies within relevant OECD directorates and other international organisations active in the field.

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Last reviewed: 10 January 2017