The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.

Awareness programmes

AERB organizes public awareness programmes at various sites in the country and also participates in such programmes organized by DAE and other bodies to disseminate information on AERB’s role, regulatory processes & functions and safety requirements to ensure that sources of ionizing radiations are handled, used and transported safely without causing harm to people and environment. The regional radiological centers instituted in various zones of our country are also being used as locations for organizing such programmes. The objective of such programmes is to improve the public perception of safe use of atomic energy and radiation for peaceful and beneficial purpose and provide right information to public to eliminate fear created by myths on radiation. Recently more impetus is placed on such programmes and a decision has been taken to make knowledgebase available on AERB’s website for visitors seeking information on how safety in use of atomic energy and radiation is ensured and reduction of its effect on human being and the environment is achieved. In this line a lot of information has been placed in this website in the form of FAQs. Also advertisements have been developed for print media and electronic media to create awareness on use of AERB approved X-ray facility.

Awareness Programmes by AERB

Awareness Programme on “Safety & Regulatory Requirements for Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Facilities"

Eastern Regional Regulatory Centre (ERRC) of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board organized an awareness programme on ‘Safety and Regulatory Requirements for Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Facilities” at VECC-Kolkata on July 30, 2019 for the Employer and/or representatives of the newly registered DR Institutes.  Fifty-five (56) participants comprising of medical practitioners, CEO, Facility Manager, Bio-Medical Engineer and X-Ray Technologist from institutions of West Bengal, Odisha & Assam attended the programme.  The major objective of the awareness programme was to make the participants familiar on the regulatory & safety requirements so that the newly registered diagnostic radiology equipment can be operated by them safely.

Dr. Sumit Som,   Acting Director- VECC was the Chief Guest for the event and Shri S K Ghosh, Head-DRI -AERB gave the key note address.  Message of Executive Director-AERB was displayed for the benefit to the participants. Officer–In–Charge, ERRC welcomed the participants and coordinated the event.  

Lectures on Safety & Regulatory Requirements for DR, Personnel Monitoring Service, Exposure Cases and Guidelines on e-LORA were delivered by ERRC officers. A leaflet published by AERB on “Radiation safety in use of Radiography and Computed Tomography Medical Equipment” was also distributed to the participants.

During feedback session, few participants pointed out the problem of taking a long time by Accredited Monitoring Laboratory for processing the application related to issue of TLD badge.

Head DRI in his concluding remarks explained about changes in regulatory inspection process of AERB and requested all to follow safety & regulatory norms as per the licensing condition for benefit of all individuals and to the society.

Shri M. K. Pathak, Officer–In–Charge, ERRC welcoming the participants

Participants in the Awareness Programme
AERB arranged special meet for Calibration and Testing Radiological Laboratories on March 26, 2019 at Niyamak Bhavan, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai
Workshop on ‘Developing Safety Culture in Radiology’ organised by TMC (Tata Memorial Centre) at TMC, Mumbai on 24/02/2019
Radiation Safety Awareness Programme for Radiographer, Orthopedicians and Dentists at PHSC Mohali (February 21-22, 2019)
National Seminar on ‘Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Agriculture, Healthcare & Industries’, February 15-16, 2019 at Mehsana, Gujrat
Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation, Navi Mumbai (December 19-21, 2018)
Awareness Programme on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials of Maharashtra during December 4-5, 2018 at Nashik and Mumbai
Indian Orthopaedics Association Conference (IOACON-2018) held during November 26-December 1, 2018 at Coimbatore
35th DAE Safety and Occupational Health Professional Meet, November 26-29, 2018, Kolkata
International Conference on Recent Developments in Clean and Safe Nuclear Power Generation (ICNPG)-2018, October 03-05, 2018, Hyderabad
National Continuous Medical Education (CME) on Diagnostic Radiology held at Shirdi, Maharashtra during September 1-2, 2018
Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Female Radiographers held on 19th August 2018 at Mumbai
AERB's exhibition stall during the conference on Interventional Oncology,
AERB's exhibition stall annual conference of Indian Society for Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) held during 22-25 February 2017 at Kolkata

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