The ISOE Programme was created by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in 1992 to promote and co-ordinate international co-operative undertakings in the area of worker protection at nuclear power plants. The programme provides experts in cocupational radiation protection with a forum for communication and exchange of experience. The ISOE databases enable the analysis of occupational exposiure data from the 422 commercial nuclear power plants participating in the programme (representing 88 per cent of the world's total operating commercial reactors).
The Eighth Annual Report of the ISOE Programme summarises achievements made during 1998 and compares annual occupational exposure data. Principal developments in ISOE participating countries are also described.