Practical Radiation Protection: Reasonableness, Conservatism and the Graded Approach

IRPA and some other international organisations have proposed that more attention should be given to encouraging a more proportionate approach to practical implementation of radiation protection, for example through avoiding inappropriate conservatisms in assessments, greater emphasis on ‘reasonableness’ in ALARA considerations and a more effective use of the graded approach in regulatory affairs. In interfaces with the international organisations IRPA will continue to encourage such approaches.