Systematic Approach to Training Occupationally Exposed Workers in Ghana and the Rest of Africa : Health Physics

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Systematic Approach to Training Occupationally Exposed Workers in Ghana and the Rest of Africa

Boadu, Mary*; Schandorf, Cyril; Emi-Reynolds, Geoffrey; Faanu, Augustine; Inkoom, Stephen; Gyekye, Prince Kwabena; Kaikor Mensah, Cynthia

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Health Physics 101(2):p S116-S120, August 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/HP.0b013e318208cb5a

Abstract

The International Basic Safety Standards requires that all personnel on whom protection and safety depends be trained and qualified. The Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission has adopted a systematic approach to training those occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in the course of their work. In collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency several training courses have been implemented at the national level and in the African region. From 1993 to 2008, more than 400 occupationally exposed workers in Ghana were trained on radiation safety. Several African regional training events on radiation safety have also been executed with a total participation number of 583 individuals. The training events have contributed towards upgrading the safety culture within institutions that have participated.

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