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Training Workshop on Integrated Management Systems for Research Reactors

21 – 25 Jun 2021
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT2004105

A management system is a set of interrelated or interacting elements that establishes policies and objectives, and which enables those objectives to be achieved in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

The Specific Safety Requirements publication Safety of Research Reactors (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSR-3) establishes the requirement: “The operating organization for a research reactor facility shall establish, implement, assess and continuously improve an integrated management system.” The Generic Safety Requirements publication Leadership and Management for Safety (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 2) requires that “The management system shall integrate its elements, including safety, health, environmental, security, quality, human-and-organizational-factor, societal and economic elements, so that safety is not compromised.” and “The management system shall be developed and applied using a graded approach.”

The Safety Guide Application of the Management System for Facilities and Activities (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-G-3.1) provides generic guidance to fulfil these requirements, and the Safety Guide The Management System for Nuclear Installations (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS‑G‑3.5) provides specific guidance for nuclear installation operating organizations.

For research reactors with a lower power and a limited number of experimental facilities there are significant differences concerning the controls that need to be performed and the extent of the associated documentation in comparison with those for high-power research reactors with a large number of experimental and radioisotope production facilities. Similar Training Workshops were held in Vienna, Austria, in 2014, 2016 and 2019. A fourth Training Workshop on the subject is now again organized virtually.

Deadline for submitting nominations: 9 April 2021

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