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- Published: Monday, 06 December 2010 13:58
VAILLANT L., LEFAURE C.
In the beginning of the 1980ies, the issue of outside workers’ radiation protection within nuclear facilities was raised. Outside workers, who are workers belonging to contracted companies (outside undertakings) received 80% and more of the collective dose in most of the nuclear facilities, and generally higher individual doses than workers permanently
In the beginning of the 1980ies, the issue of outside workers’ radiation protection within nuclear facilities was raised. Outside workers, who are workers belonging to contracted companies (outside undertakings) received 80% and more of the collective dose in most of the nuclear facilities, and generally higher individual doses than workers permanently employed by nuclear operators. Radiation protection of outside workers was not explicitly covered by the 1980 Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive.
To improve this situation, the European Commission (EC) issued Directive 90/641/Euratom on the operational protection of outside workers exposed to the risk of ionising radiation during their activities in controlled areas. The purpose of this Directive is to ensure at the European Union level that the radiological protection situation for outside workers is equivalent to that offered to workers permanently employed by the operators of controlled areas.
The evolution of the context during the years 2000 – 2004, the implementation of the 1996 Euratom Basic Safety Standards in all European Union Member States, the enlargement of the European Union as well as the increase of dismantling and waste handling activities has led the European Commission Directorate-General TREN to investigate the possibility to review and improve Directive 90/641/Euratom.
In 2004, the European Commission Directorate-General TREN decided to award CEPN with a contract to evaluate through a survey the level of implementation of Directive 90/641/Euratom into the European Union national regulations as well as its operational implementation. In addition, a Seminar was held at the European Commission, Luxembourg, 29 – 30 November 2005, to discuss the result of the survey with various stakeholders, including European Commission representatives, national regulatory bodies' representatives, operators, outside undertakings and trade union representatives.
EC Report - Radiation Protection N° 166, November 2010. (A1080)
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