ARPANSA’s annual report 2016–17 released
Our 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in parliament on Wednesday 18 October 2017.
The Annual Report informs parliament, stakeholders and the community how we have enabled protection of the Australian people and environment from the harmful effects of radiation during the last financial year.
The 2016-17 year was a mammoth year for ARPANSA, which saw many changes and initiatives implemented, adding value to the Australian community.
We administered licences for radiation sources and facilities used and operated by Commonwealth entities, with ARPANSA's CEO, Carl-Magnus stating in his foreword, ‘we continue to promote good safety culture among our licence holders.’
ARPANSA also continued to deliver important radiation monitoring, testing, calibration, hire and training services to the Australian community, stakeholders and industry. Carl-Magnus stated, ‘over the course of the year we have successfully promoted radiation protection of workers and the public though our services.’
Highlights of ARPANSA's achievements include:
- Commenced a self-assessment against international standards
- Built on the Talk to a Scientist program
- Created a new brand and website
- Implemented a best practice consultation approach
- Transitioned the Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service (ACDS) to a new service model and compliance
- Recorded more workers’ radiation doses by expanding the Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR)
- Made the Personal Radiation Monitoring Service (PRMS) more efficient
- Improved the Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) services section
Read the full ARPANSA 2016–17 Annual Report for more details.