• Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA


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Common understanding and recommendations related of the BSS requirements on radon in workplaces
Common understanding and recommendations related of the BSS requirements on radon in workplaces
On the basis of the analysis of the BSS requirements, HERCA members propose a common understanding of these requirements in order to bring clarification when it seems to be necessary and useful. Furthermore, taking into account the flexibility introduced in the BSS, HERCA formulates 15 recommendations in order to support the preparation or the updating of the national action plans, and associated regulations.

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19th HERCA Board Meeting
19th HERCA Board Meeting
HERCA Board met on 11 and 12 May 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. This meeting was kindly hosted by the Polish Atomic Energy Agency (PAA).

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Veterinary Applications | Guidelines on radiation protection education and training of veterinary professionals
Veterinary Applications | Guidelines on radiation protection education and training of veterinary professionals
More and more complex imaging procedures are used in veterinary medicine, which may imply greater risks of exposure of humans to ionizing radiation. In order to give some guidelines to the different member countries to develop local requirements for education and training, HERCA has developed guidelines on radiation protection education and training of veterinary professionals.

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HERCA organised a European inspection campaign to assess patient radiation protection in diagnostic radiology
HERCA organised a European inspection campaign to assess patient radiation protection in diagnostic radiology
Starting on 8 November 2016, national radiation protection authorities from 18 European countries conducted a special series of inspections in radiology departments and practices. Their aim was to assess the application of the justification principle. By monitoring existing practices, the European authorities identified routes for further improvements in patient radiation protection.

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Reporting of Accidental and Unintended Medical Exposures

Accidental and Unintended Exposures

HERCA issues a Position Paper on "Accidental and Unintended Medical Exposures" which addresses the related requirements of the Euratom BSS directive. ...

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NORM & Building Materials | Common understanding of Euratom BSS directive requirements

NORM & Building Materials

HERCA, with the support of CSN, ASN, and NRPA, organised a Workshop on NORM and Building Materials on 24-26 May 2016 in Bergen (Norway). HERCA issues a "Common understanding of the BSS ...

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Starting 1 Jan. 2018, Karla Petrova is Chair of HERCA

At the last HERCA Board meeting in Warsaw, the members of HERCA Board elected Mrs Karla Petrová as next Chair of HERCA starting 1 January 2018. She will replace Mr Sigurður M. Magnusson...

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HERCA

HEADS OF THE EUROPEAN RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues. HERCA is working on topics generally covered by provisions of the EURATOM Treaty. The programme of work of HERCA is based on common interest in significant regulatory issues.

The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiological protection throughout Europe. In order to achieve this goal, the association will:

  • Build and maintain a European network of chief radiation protection regulatory authorities, with the definite wish to involve ALL such regulatory authorities, throughout Europe
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, avoiding unnecessary duplication of work and learning from one another’s best practices
  • Develop a common approach to radiation protection and the way it is transposed into regulation
  • Discuss and, where appropriate, express its consensus opinion on significant regulatory issues.

Participating Authorities

The Uniqueness of HERCA

The uniqueness of HERCA, as compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, is that it is composed of the Heads of the Authorities, persons who either have decision capacity or can at least have a major influence on policy and decisions within their country.