Go to top of page

ICRP to review System of Radiological Protection

10 August 2021

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has commenced a review of its System of Radiological Protection. The System provides recommendations for protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation.  

paper co-authored by ARPANSA CEO and former ICRP Main Commission member, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, advances ICRP’s journey to review and revise the System, which informs radiation protection in many countries, including Australia.   

‘While the System of recommendations has performed well, it must adapt to address changes in science and society, ensuring it remains fit-for-purpose,’ said Dr Larsson. 

‘The paper’s aim is to encourage discussion of areas that might gain the greatest benefit from review, and to initiate engagement with experts from around the globe,’ said Dr Larsson.  

Dr Larsson has handed over the reins of ARPANSA’s engagement with ICRP to Deputy CEO, Dr Gillian Hirth, who was appointed a member of ICRP’s Main Commission from 1 July.    

To support this engagement, ICRP will host a digital workshop for radiation professionals. The workshop, titled The Future of Radiological Protection, will be an opportunity for anybody with experience or knowledge of working with ionising radiation to share their views on making the System more fit for purpose. 

‘I encourage all interested members to join this workshop and participate. Making this System more fit-for-purpose will enhance its useability and support a safer radiation environment for Australians, and people all around the world,’ said Dr Hirth.  

The workshop will be held from Tuesday 19 October 2021 to Wednesday, 20 October 2021 and registration is available on the ICRP website.