Radiation and safety (IAEA) Unit
The functions of this Unit include:
- Develop national policies and measures for the regulatory control of activities and practices governed by the Radiation Protection Act;
- Uphold IAEA Safeguards Agreements, Protocols and activities
- Design national programmes for occupational radiation protection in compliance with the requirements of the international Basic Safety Standards (BSS) and the Radiation Safety and Security Act
- Enforce regulations as established under the Radiation Safety and Security Act and take appropriate action for non–compliance.
- Monitor and implement projects and programmes approved by IAEA Agency
- To establish standards for the protection of public health, safety, security and the working environment from potential adverse effects of ionizing radiation;
- To harmonize and streamline national capabilities for occupational exposure control, and improve the provision of dosimeters and associated services.
- To establish and maintain a national register of radiation sources
- To cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the application of safeguards in accordance with the Safeguards Agreement and any protocol,
- Ensure that workers have maximum protection against risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and atomic energy.
- Ensure proper disposal of radioactive waste and control of nuclear or radioactive material
- Work in close collaboration and in tandem with the Radiation Protection Authority and the Board of Directors appointed under the Radiation Safety and Security Protection Act