Natural radionuclide's, radiation sources and exposures in mining industries, ILO standards on industrial safety, control of occupational exposure in mining industries, stakeholders - communication.
These are just some of the various aspects of Radiation and Insutrial Safety that had been addressed during the National Workshop on Radiation and Industrial Safety in Mining Industries. Held in Antananarivo from January, 16 to 18, focus of the workshop is "Ensuring the sustainability of Monitoring of Workers Occupationnally exposed to ionizing radiation, and strengthening workplaces radiological monitoring of mining industries in Madagascar".
Aim of the workshop is to make Malagasy technicians more professional in terms of safety at work, especially regarding ionizing radiations.
Another key point from IAEA and ILO's perpsective is to make sure that occupational safety international standards in general and the one regarding radiation exposure in particular are respected. "Therefore, ILO expects industries to respect safety rules in mining industries", said ILO's expert, Shengli Niu. From his part, Jizeng Ma, IAEA's expert mentioned that this workshop "rises the protection capacities".
The workshop had been made possible thank to the contribution of IAEA and ILO, who constantly support Madagascar in various forms, ranging from financial and technical support to capacity building. For the purpose of the workshop, the two organizations provided three experts to deliver trainings to the participants. Three other sessions are still to be held in 2017.