Le Centre d’étude sur l’Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire (CEPN) est une association à but non lucratif, fondée en 1976, pour évaluer la protection de l’homme contre les dangers des rayonnements ionisants, sous ses aspects techniques, sanitaires, économiques et sociaux.
The precautionary principle is one of the core values structuring the radiation protection system. Finding its roots in the Western tradition in the virtue of prudence developed by Aristotle, the concept of precaution can also be found in the Buddhist philosophy, the teaching of Confucius and in the ancient traditions of the peoples of
This course is designed for radiation protection professionals who are intersted in better understanding of the risk concepts contributing to the foundation of the radiation protection system.
ROCHER A., VAILLANT L., RANCHOUX G., OKYAR H.B.
Since 1992, the Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE, see www.isoe-network.net), which was launched by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), has provided a forum for radiation protection professionals from nuclear electricity utilities and national regulatory authorities worldwide to share dose management information and operational experience to improve the optimisation of worker radiological protection at nuclear power plants. Since 1993, the International Atomic Energy
GALLAY F., SCHNEIDER T.
At the last IRPA conference in Buenos Aires (2008), the French nuclear safety authority (ASN) presented the approach implemented for the definition of a national doctrine related so the risk management during the post accidental period following a nuclear accident (so called “CODIRPA program”). The subject of the "Radiation Protection Practical Culture" was investigated in this framework, as identified as a key element of long-term rehabilitation of living conditions in territories
Due to the specific long lasting radioactivity of high level waste types, new issues may arise for radiation protection. In this perspective, technical, societal and organizational aspects have to be considered. For the two latter aspects, it is interesting to analyse the efficiency of protection systems available in other fields than nuclear waste management, in order either to
VAILLANT L., SCHNEIDER T.
Environnement Risques Santé, Vol. 11, N° 2, 2012, pp. 149-159.
SHAW P., CROUAIL P.
Journal of Radiological Protection, Vol. 32, 2012, pp. 107-114.
At the request of the French Safety Authority (ASN), a survey has been conducted by the CEPN to identify the rules applicable to the delineation of and access to radiation protection regulated areas in seven countries: Belgium, Spain, United States, Finland, United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland. This oral communication summarises the principal conclusions of the international survey focusing of