Promote Nuclear Science &Applications
Reasearch and Development
The Commission conducts research activities in its fields of mandate. Studies of natural radioactivity are being carried out on various types of environmental materials such as naturally occurring phosphates, phosphate fertilisers, coal, gypsum, underground waters and other building materials. Other researches on patient dose reduction in treatment; and levels of non-ionising radiation or generally in the fields of nuclear technology applications are being carried out.
Training Courses and Seminars for radiation workers in various fields of radiation protection and nuclear technology applications are conducted annually. Public education is also given through the public media. The TAEC also processes and endorses applications for training by means of IAEA fellowships, Regional and Interregional training courses
Nuclear Safery and Security
Radiation safety means protecting workers, patients, environment, visitors and public in general from unnecessary exposure to radiation
Regulation & Authorization
Over 1,300 radiation workers of various radiation practices in hospitals, industries and research establishments are monitored every month.
The Commission is responsible for the registration and licensing of the use of radiation devices, radioactive materials and other related installations. There are about 400 licensed or registered radiation work places and installations in the country. The Commission is also responsible to assess and monitor possible hazards due to Non-ionizing radiation
There are more than 400 radiation work places (centers) and installations in the country. Over 80% of these centers are x-ray diagnostic units in hospitals. Radiation Safety inspections are carried out on a regular basis to all these centers, at least once every two years for each centre.
Licensees are issued annually, after confirming upon inspection that the safety status is satisfactory.