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IAEA DS519 Draft Safety Guide - Protection of Workers Against Exposure due to Radon

ARPANSA coordinates comments on behalf of Australia on IAEA draft documents. The IAEA is seeking comments from their member states on a new draft IAEA Safety Guide – DS519 Protection of Workers Against Exposure due to Radon. 

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The Issue
Start/End Date: 
Friday 10 December 2021 - 09:00 to Monday 21 March 2022 - 17:00

What is the purpose of the guide? 

The objective of the Safety Guide is to provide recommendations on protection of workers against exposure due to radon in workplaces, in planned and existing exposure situations, including the case of combined exposure to radon and other sources. The recommendations in the Safety Guide are based on the application of the graded approach.

The Safety Guide is aimed at governments, regulatory bodies or other relevant competent authorities, employers, licensees, registrants, workers and service providers.

How to make a comment 

Comments are requested in relation to:  

  • Relevance and usefulness: Are the stated objectives appropriate and are they met by the draft text? 
  • Scope and completeness: Is the scope appropriate and is it adequately covered by the draft text?  
  • Quality and clarity: Does the guidance in the draft text represent the current consensus among specialists in the field and is this guidance expressed clearly and coherently?  

Comments of an editorial nature will be considered; however, it should be noted that the draft text will be comprehensively edited by the IAEA Secretariat. Any comments should be made in English, should refer to the relevant paragraph number in the draft text being reviewed, and should propose alternative text where appropriate.  

ARPANSA will compile all comments before providing the national input to the IAEA. Please use the comment templates for individual Guides provided to have your say. Submit the comment template(s) via email to stakeholdercommentatarpansa.gov.au.  

Comments will be accepted until 21 March 2022. 

View draft document on the IAEA website: 

Download the draft template for comments: 


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