IAEA PUBLISHES NEW EDITION OF A BOOK ON INTERNATIONAL BASIC SAFETY STANDARDS
Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards – Interim Edition.
This publication is the new edition of the International Basic Safety Standards. Since the publication of the previous edition in 1996, the contents have been extensively revised and updated. The publication details the requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources. All circumstances of radiation exposure are considered.
1. Introduction; 2. General requirements for protection and safety; 3. Planned exposure situations; 4. Emergency exposure situations; 5. Existing exposure situations; Schedule I: Exemption and clearance; Schedule II: Categories for sealed sources used in common practices; Schedule III: Dose limits for planned exposure situations; Schedule IV: Criteria for use in emergency preparedness and response; Annex: Generic criteria for protective actions and other response actions in emergency exposure situations to reduce the risk of stochastic effects.
Electronic version can be found in the link bellow: http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/8736/BSS