The Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) has chosen to focus its limited resources on addressing issues and topics in two areas. These can be broadly divided into conceptual and policy issues, involving operational radiation protection. The CRPPH is currently working on the following projects:
Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters (WPNEM)
Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) Programme
The CRPPH works in close collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the area of radiation protection, and the two agencies' programmes of work are complementary. Results of these programmes are made available to the international nuclear community. Representatives of the European Commission (EC) also participate in most CRPPH activities.
The CRPPH programme of work is product-oriented, based on a few "core" projects which require some continuity over time in order to be effective, with the remainder of the programme being based on issues of interest to CRPPH members. All projects within the programme of work include in their annual reports to the CRPPH the progress made on goals from the previous year, propositions for goals for the coming year, and as appropriate, milestones and measures of performance.
At least every other year the Secretariat, on behalf of the Bureau, sends a questionnaire to Committee Members, Chairs of other NEA Standing Technical Committees, and key OECD stakeholders requesting subjects which they feel should be studied within the context of the CRPPH.
The NEA Steering Committee approves the CRPPH programme bi-annually. Any new projects identified in the above process must either fit within the broad lines of the existing programme of work, or must be proposed to the NEA Steering Committee for approval prior to being launched.
Last updated: 3 October 2006