Monitor risks and take timely action to offset the emergence of new risks. Regularly review performance to improve procedures, further reduce risk, detect weaknesses and trigger corrective measures. Document and report relevant data, and maintain records in compliance with regulatory requirements. Place special emphasis on data required and acquired by the quality assurance management system.

PRINCIPLE 7: ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES

Identify, characterize and assess the potential for incidents and accidents, and apply controls to minimize the likelihood of occurrence. Develop, implement and periodically test emergency preparedness and response plans. Ensure the availability of mechanisms for reporting and investigating all incidents and accidents so as to identify “root cause” and facilitate corrective actions.

PRINCIPLE 8: TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Package and transport all hazardous materials (radioactive and non-radioactive)—including products, residues, wastes, and contaminated materials—safely, securely, and in compliance with laws and regulations. With radioactive materials, adhere to IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, relevant IAEA Safety Guides, applicable international conventions, and local legislation.

PRINCIPLE 9: SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TRAINING

In each area of risk, provide systematic training to all site personnel (employees and contractors) to ensure competence and qualification; include in such training the handling of non-routine responsibilities. Extend such training, where appropriate, to visitors and relevant persons in communities potentially affected by these risks. Regularly review and update this training.

PRINCIPLE 10: SECURITY OF SEALED RADIOACTIVE SOURCES AND NUCLEAR SUBSTANCES

Ensure the security of sealed radioactive sources and nuclear substances, using the chain-of-custody approach where practicable and effective. Comply with applicable laws, international conventions and treaties, and agreements entered into with stakeholders on the safety and security of such sources and substances.



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