Title: Assessment of the effectiveness of an operational and regulatory system. (Radiation protection. Recommendations, 2005, of the World Council of Nuclear Workers)

Authors: M.F. Barakat, Mervat M. El-Baroudy

Addresses: National Centre of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control, Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmed Elzomor Street, Nasr City 11762, PO Box 7551, Cairo, Egypt. ' National Centre of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control, Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmed Elzomor Street, Nasr City 11762, PO Box 7551, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: Upon choosing a nuclear option and during the implementation or operation of the project, frequently two main questions are asked relevant to the effectiveness of both the project management and the operating organisation and the regulatory authority or system that is responsible for performing the regulatory functions necessary to assure the safety and security of the whole project and the security of the nuclear materials involved, as well as the safety and security of the environment. This paper describes the main procedures that can be adopted as indicators of the effectiveness of both the operational system and the regulatory system. Moreover, some issues concerning the role of the workers in the project, as well as on-site dosimetry issues and their impact on the operational system or the regulatory authority, are also discussed.

Keywords: assessment; effectiveness; operational systems; regulatory authority; regulatory systems; project management; regulations; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear security; nuclear safety; on-site dosimetry; radiation control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNUCL.2008.017929

International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.18 - 26

Published online: 23 Apr 2008 *

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