Last update : July 13, 2015 National competent authoritiesNational competent authorities: Division de la Radioprotection Villa Louvigny - Allée Marconi L-2120 Luxembourg tel: (++352) 247-85678 www.radioprotection.lu National legislative frameworkMain texts of the national regulation: Chapter 5 to 9; especially 6.5 of http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2001/0009/a009.pdf#page=2 Provisions more stringent than the Directive EURATOM: Yes10 mSv/year individual dosimetry mandatory if 1mSv/year effective dose is liable to be exceeded, except cases of cat. B workers, when competent authority accepts another appropriate methodology of dose determination. medical surveillance covers all non-independant exposed workers however medical fitness declaration often does only refer to a profession (e.g. nurse) and does not refer explicitely to ionizing radiaton (for ethical reasons) National dose registerNational body responsible of national statistics: Division de la Radioprotection www.radioprotection.lu no online data/statistics available on national homepage Types of recorded data: Passive dosimetryData sender to the register: Only several dosimetry services (e.g. only officially approved dosimetry services)Doses received in another country: YesOutside workers: Since the Division de la Radioprotection is as well dosimetry service and national dose register, there's no risk of double-conting of doses for workers under luxembourish working contract. Direct access to the register data: Other:No online access available. Other access to the register data: WorkersAuthoritiesRPE/RPOOccupational doctorEmployerworker through employer (RPO) only authority in case of dose exceeding 1 mSv/month RPO by letter and on request by mail Occupational Doctor though Health at Work Division of the Ministry of Health Employer (RPO) gets results by letter by the end of the month following the wearing month Radiation passbookWorkers with radiation passbook: Only specific group of workersoutside workers in a different country Radiation passbook centralisation: YesDivision de la Radioprotection Approved dosimetry servicesApproval of dosimetry services: Minister of Health approves dosimetric services. Legal basis: Art. 188.8.131.52. of http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2001/0009/a009.pdf#page=2 Approved dosimetry services: 1 Passive external dosimetric monitoring service: Direction de la Santé - Division de la Radioprotection Radon Measurements are performed on request only by: Laboratoire National de Santé - Direction de la Santé - Service d’Analyses Radiologiques Individual monitoring services: Additional monitoring to the official monitoring may be useful (didactic element for electronic monitoring devices), though this dosimetry is not taken into account. Intercomparison measurement programs: YesLegal basis: Art. 184.108.40.206.e of http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2001/0009/a009.pdf#page=2 EURADOS or similar intercomparison is an interpretation of one aspect of the required quality control in the legal text External exposureReference dosimetry: Passive dosimetryCategory B workers: YesPositioning of the dosemeter: Under the lead apronCorrection factors: YesPassive dosimetry - Radiation background: 5 microSv/day (208 nSv/h) fixed background substraction. One background dosemeter is only sent to each of the largest customers. It's results are however not used for background substraction. It only serves for monitoring absence of major irradiation during the sending process. Duration of the monitoring: There's monthly dosimetry for all workers. (Wearing period is one month.) Description of the personal whole body dosemetersWhole body dosimetry: TLDRPLOSLSSNTDBubbledetectorsOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon or photon/electronHp(10)Y0,1 Photon or photon/electronHp(0.07)Y0,1 NeutronHp(10)Y0,1 Comment: Other technologies were not present until mid 2015. Other technologies are not excluded from official recognition (authorization by Minister of Health required). Description of the personal extremity dosemeters (ring)Extremity dosemeter (ring): TLDOthers(precise which one)Recording level(mSv) Photon/electronHp(0.07)Y1 Description of the personal extremity dosemeters (wrist)Comment: none Description of the lens dosemetersComment: There is no routine survey of the eye lens, however for below + above apron dosemeter users, Hp(3) may be roughly estimated from the above apron dosemeter worn close to the thyroïd. Due to the fact that above apron dosemetery never showed doses in excess to 20mSv/year, no such analysis has been performed yet. The shielding effect of potentialy worn lead glass protection is the largest incertitude in dose reconstruction. Aircrew exposureAircrew monitoring: Aircrew dose are calculated by airlines on the basis of personnel flight plans. Internal exposure monitoringIn vivo measurements: None available. Radiotoxicological analysis: None available. Internal commited dose assessment: None available. External expertise (other EU MS) would be requested. Recording level for internal commited dose: not defined Radon exposureMonitoring radon exposure: Basing on average Rn concentration (Bq/m3).