The main objectives of this workshop were to identify similarities and differences in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation protection principles, in order to develop a reasoned and logically consistent framework across the ionizing and non-ionizing radiation spectrum. The differences in endpoints in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation (associated with stochastic and deterministic processes respectively) were discussed, as well as the approaches towards safety/uncertainty factors, for both workers and the general public; the difference between workers and the general public may also be different for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and so will be addressed. Further, the important issue of whether the principles of justification, optimization and limitation that govern ionizing radiation protection can or should be applied for non-ionizing radiation, will be also in the focus.
The result of the workshop will flow in the update of the ICNIRP statement on “General approach to protection against non-ionizing radiation”.
Program Committee: Eric Van Rongen (ICNIRP), Emilie van Deventer (WHO), Shengli Niu (ILO), Renate Czarwinsky (IRPA), Jacques Lochard (ICRP), Ferid Shannoun (UNSCEAR).
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14.30 – 14.45 Opening and welcome Rüdiger Matthes
14.45 – 15.15 Protection principles in ionizing radiation as in ICRP document 103 Jacques Lochard
15.15 – 15.45 Protection principles in non-ionizing radiation protection Eric Van Rongen
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.30 Report on discussions on NIR protection principles within ARPANSA – Raymond Kemp
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion: what can NIR learn from IR and vice-versa
Saturday 28 June 2014 (closed session)
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP, chair of PG
Maria Feychting, ICNIRP
Rüdiger Matthes, ICNIRP
Jacques Lochard, ICRP
Shengli Niu, ILO
Renate Czarwinski, IRPA
Ferid Shannoun, UNSCEAR
Emilie van Deventer, WHO