Research and Industrial Sources and Practices
HERCA activities on Research and Industrial Sources and Practices are under the responsibility of the Working Group on Research and Industrial Sources and Practices (WGRISP).
HERCA activities related to research and industrial sources and practices covers all radiation protection issues concerning the justification and optimization of non-medical applications of ionizing radiation. In order to enhance harmonizing the implementation of the radiation protection regulation on industrial and research applications, focusing on justification and optimization, the HERCA WGRISP’s road map is:
- Share information among regulatory bodies of good practices and implementation of regulations
- Suggest and prepare guidance for implementing radiation protection regulation on industrial and research applications for regulators and industry
- Highlighting and reporting through HERCA the needs for modifying existing directives from the perspective of regulators
- Engage in stakeholder involvement on radiation protection
HERCA has already expressed its position in some areas such as the justification of full body-scanners using X-rays for security purposes or the regulatory status of small amounts of radioactive substances added to lamps.
Current areas of work include portable X-rays technologies, justification of industrial radiography techniques, sources inventories, orphan sources and metal contamination …