Authorization

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND RADIATION PROTECTION ACT 1995 
Made up of Nine parts and 49 sections
– Establishes 
NIGERIAN NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY (NNRA)

“with the responsibility for nuclear safety and radiological protection regulation in Nigeria”


NNRA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTHORIZATION

Minimum Standards for Accreditation of Radiation Safety Advisers (RSA)
Minimum Requirements for Monitoring When a Lead Rubber Apron is Worn
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of Diagnostic Radiography Premises
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of a Radiographic Dark Room
Minimum Requirements for Authorizing Industrial Radiography Facility
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of X-Ray Unit and Services Providers and Vendors
Minimum Requirements for Equipment Maintenance Programme in Diagnostic Radiology
Minimum Standard for Acceptance Test for Diagnostic Radiography
Minimum Standards for Mammography Unit Acceptance Tests
Minimum Standards for Radiographic Grids Design and Grid Ratio

NIGERIA BASIC IONIZING RADIATION REGULATIONS (NiBIRR)

NiBIRR implements international best practices as contained in the International Basic Safety Standard for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS) and the provisions of the Act

International Basic Safety Standards (BSS) - SS 115 (Published 1996)
• Co-sponsored by 6 international organizations : FAO, IAEA, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO and WHO
BSS is the basis for the NiBIRR

OBJECTIVES

NiBIRR and the supporting Guidance and Codes of Practice to be issued under it are to:

1. Establish a Framework for Ensuring that Occupational Exposure 
to Ionizing Radiation, whether Natural or Man-Made, and from 
External Radiation (e.g. X-Ray Set) or Internal Radiation (e.g. 
Inhalation of Radioactive Substance) is safe

2. Ensure that Exposure to Ionizing Radiation is kept As Low As 
Reasonably Achievable (ALARA Principle) and

3. Ensure that Exposure to Ionizing Radiation does not Exceed 
Dose Limits Specified for Individuals

 

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