Guide for Radiation Protection in Emergency Exposure Situations (2019)
This Guide for Radiation Protection in Emergency Exposure Situations (2019) describes objectives for protection of human health, drawing upon international best practice in relation to planning, preparedness, response and transition in nuclear or radiological emergencies. There are two Guides. Part 1 of the Guide establishes a national framework and sets the relevant safety requirements in Australia for protection of human health in emergency exposure situations. Part 2 of the Guide sets out guidance for the planning, preparedness, response and transition required in order to effectively respond to a nuclear or radiological emergency.
This publication supersedes the Radiation Protection Series (RPS) No. 7 Recommendations for Intervention in Emergency Situations Involving Radiation Exposure (2004).
Amendment of Tables
To bring default Operational Intervention Levels (OILs) provided in RPS G-3 Part 2 into line with International Best Practice OILs for nuclear emergencies, Table A.1 in RPS G-3 Part 2 has been amended. OIL3 has removed reference to measuring the marker radionuclide ground concentrations of Iodine-131 or Caesium-137.
You can view the amended tables here.
Radiation Protection Series G-3 - Guide for Radiation Protection in Emergency Exposure Situations (2019)
The draft guide was released for public comment from 20 April 2018 to 16 July 2018.