Basic safety requirements

What are these?

The primary aim of radiation protection and safety is to provide appropriate standards of protection and safety for people without unduly limiting the benefits of practices giving rise to exposure. The following objectives of radiation express this primary aim protection and safety.

Why are these needed?

Protection objectives is to prevent the occurrence of deterministic effects in individuals by keeping doses below the relevant threshold and to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to reduce the occurrence of stochastic effects in the population at present and in the future.”

Safety objectives is to protect individuals, society and the environment from harm by establishing and maintaining effective defenses against radiological hazards from sources.”