Generic criteria and operational intervention levels for nuclear emergency planning and response .: H129-86/2018E-PDF

"The primary purpose of this document is to recommend dosimetric and operational quantities, in terms of generic criteria and Operational Intervention Levels (OIL), to assist emergency response authorities when developing protection strategies for nuclear emergencies. Generic criteria and OILs are tools to support planning and implementation. Generic criteria are expressed as dose levels over a specified time interval which, when exceeded, signal that protective actions and associated response actions, such as notification, are warranted. OILs are used post-release to prompt the implementation of protective actions based on monitoring results. The generic criteria and OILs recommended in this document support the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) requirement to develop protection strategies for nuclear emergencies that are justified and optimized on the basis of identified hazards and potential consequences (Requirement 5, IAEA 2015a). The requirement for protection strategies is also reflected in CSA N1600-16, General requirements for nuclear emergency management programs, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA 2016)"--Introd., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Title Generic criteria and operational intervention levels for nuclear emergency planning and response .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Critères génériques et niveaux opérationnels d’intervention pour la planification et les interventions en cas d’urgence nucléaire.
"Publication date: May 2018."
"This document replaces two previous Health Canada documents: Canadian Guidelines for Intervention During a Nuclear Emergency (HC 2003) and Canadian Guidelines for the Restriction of Radioactively Contaminated Food and Water Following a Nuclear Emergency (HC 2000)" - p. 1.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Ottawa : Health Canada, 2018.
Description ii, 45 p.
ISBN 9780660264295
Catalogue number
  • H129-86/2018E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 180002
Subject terms Nuclear accidents
Emergency management
Radiation dosimetry
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