Radiological protection regulation and implementation

The practical application of radiological protection policy in international recommendations and national regulations is essential, as is their implementation in the field.

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Radiological protection decision making continues as a prime focus, including aspects such as the integration of science and values in decision making, organisational approaches and implications of stakeholder involvement in decision making, as well as risk communication issues.

The Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) ensures to identify potential gaps or challenges in regulation and implementation. One example is in the area of recovery management, including the management of food where the Expert Group on Recovery Management develops recommendations for building nationally adapted frameworks for preparedness for post-accident recovery.

When recommendations and regulation evolve, the CRPPH may establish expert groups to provide an opportunity for regulators and stakeholders, both from nuclear and non-nuclear communities, to share successes and challenges in the practical implementation of the changes. This is, for example, the case of the Expert Group on the Dose Limit to the Lens of the Eye (EGDLE).

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