March 28, 2023

The government seeks to tighten the conditions for protection against the effects of ionizing radiation on workers, the public and the environment through a decree on the implementation of the provisions of Law No. 142.12 regarding safety and security in the nuclear and radiological fields.

Ionizing radiation is a type of energy emitted by some atoms in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles; There are natural sources of these radiations, such as soil, water, and plants, as well as other man-made sources, such as X-ray machines and medical devices, which are used in many fields such as medicine, industry, agriculture, and research.

According to the draft resolution published by the General Secretariat of the Government under the number 2.20.146, will be determined.

The publication by the Secretariat of the Government of the draft regulation means the beginning of the receipt of comments and opinions on this text before it is approved by the Government Council and published in the Official Gazette for entry into force.

The decree also clarifies the rules for determining work limits, which only workers authorized by the operator and enjoying enhanced protections in terms of training, exposure tracking and medical tracking have access to.

The decree also provides that the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety and Protection will accredit authorities to carry out external technical monitoring of facilities.

The requirements also stipulate how to monitor the individual exposure of workers based on an on-duty ionizing radiation dose meter and individual analyzes of physical radioactive contamination and in the event of a risk of radioactive contamination, and how to trace medical workers who have been exposed to ionizing radiation.

The introductory note to the decree stated that Law No. 142.12 concerning safety and security in the nuclear and radiation fields and the establishment of the Moroccan Agency for Safety and Security in the Nuclear and Radiation Fields had made it possible to strengthen the principles and conditions of safety and security in the nuclear and radiological fields in the national level, as well as to establish regulatory control over activities and facilities that use radiation sources.

The decree stated that the issuance of the aforementioned law made it possible to bring national legislation into line with international standards required by international bodies, especially those associated with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Not to mention the actual application of the principles and conditions related to protection.

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