Criteria for use in preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency: General safety guide

This Safety Guide is intended to assist Member States in the application of the Safety Requirements publication on Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), and to help in the fulfilment of the IAEA’s obligations under the Assistance Convention. It provides generic criteria for protective actions and other response actions in the case of a nuclear or radiological emergency, including numerical values of these criteria. It also presents operational criteria derived from specific generic criteria.

This Safety Guide has five sections. Section 2 provides a discussion of the basic considerations used in the development of the recommendations. Sections 3 and 4 provide recommendations on emergency response criteria for protective actions and other response actions for protecting the public and on guidance values for emergency workers, respectively. Section 5 discusses operational criteria. The four appendices provide further elaboration on and clarification of the recommendations provided in the main text.