Medical physicists have responsibility for patient protection as described in International Basic Safety Standards (BSS). Additionally, medical physicists may share responsibility for occupational protection, as described in BSS. A series of over exposures in last few years have brought the need for safety culture in use of ionizing radiation in medicine.
While medical physicists in large part of the world are involved in day-to-day strengthening of safety culture, IOMP’s role has been in:
Further, IOMP along with IRPA and WHO jointly organized following workshops
1. First Regional Workshop on Radiation Protection Culture in Medicine held in Buenos Aires on 11th April 2015 for Latin American countries. IOMP was represented by Dr Simone Kudlulovic Renha represented IOMP. A brief abstract is availabe here.
2. Second Regional Workshop on Radiological Protection Culture in Medicine held at WHO Head quarter at Geneva on 30 Nov- 2 December 2015. Prof. Madan Rehani represented IOMP. Further information about joint project is available on WHO webpage.