Radiation Protection Convention, 1960

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ILO Convention
C115
Radiation Protection Convention, 1960
Date of adoption June 22, 1960
Date in force June 17, 1962
Classification Radiation, Toxic substances and Agents
Subject Occupational Safety and Health
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Radiation Protection Convention, 1960 is an International Labour Organization Convention to restrict workers form exposure of ionising radiation and prohibit persons under 16 to engage work that causes such exposure. (Article 6)

It was established in 1960, with the preamble stating:

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the protection of workers against ionising radiations,...

Article 2. This Convention applies to all activities involving exposure of workers to ionising radiation in the course of their work.

Article 5. Every effort shall be made to restrict the exposure of workers to ionising radiation to the lowest protectable level.

Article 12 imposes undergonig further medical examinations at appropriate intervals, and Article 13 imposes the employer shall take any necessary remedial action on the basis of the technical findings and the medical advice.

Ratifications[edit]

As of July 2013, the convention has been ratified by 50 states.

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