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Action 8: Safety culture

  • Establish patient safety as a strategic priority in medical uses of ionizing radiation, and recognize leadership as a critical element of strengthening radiation safety culture;
  • Foster closer co-operation between radiation regulatory authorities, health authorities and professional societies;
  • Foster closer co-operation on radiation protection between different disciplines of medical radiation applications as well as between different areas of radiation protection overall, including professional societies and patient associations;
  • Learn about best practices for instilling a safety culture from other areas, such as the nuclear power industry and the aviation industry;
  • Support integration of radiation protection aspects in health
  • technology assessment;
  • Work towards recognition of medical physics as an independent profession in health care, with radiation protection responsibilities;
  • Enhance information exchange among peers on radiation protection and safety-related issues, utilizing advances in information technology.