IAEA launches new safety tool

31 May 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool for strengthening the safety of workers who risk exposure to ionising radiation in the fields of medicine and industry. The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR) collects and evaluates occupational exposure data from two areas where radiation protection of workers can be a challenge – interventional cardiology and industrial radiography. Workers in these two areas are typical examples of occupationally exposed workers in non-nuclear energy sectors, said Miroslav Pinak, head of the IAEA’s radiation safety and monitoring section. The IAEA wants medical facilities and non-destructive testing companies to participate in ISEMIR. “This will help to ensure and advance occupational radiation protection in interventional cardiology and industrial radiography,” a statement said.

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