The recently‑established NEA Expert Group on the Dose limit for the Lens of the Eye (EGDLE) aims to facilitate an exchange of experiences among member countries in the practical implementation of the dose limits to the lens of the eye recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for occupational exposures.
The status of the implementation of ICRP recommendations differs from one country to another. For example, some countries have already adopted the new limit by implementing the ICRP recommendation with no changes, while some countries have not, and some others plan to adopt new dose limits in a progressive manner by gradually moving to lower dose limits. However, despite these differences, regulators and stakeholders worldwide could benefit from exchanging with other countries that already implemented the ICRP recommendations to ensure that additional efforts are strategic and optimised.
To this end, the EGDLE launched a survey in March 2020 to collect information and views from nuclear and non‑nuclear regulatory bodies, technical support organisations, and any other organisations involved in regulation. The results of this survey will be analysed and shared in a forthcoming report.