OPEN SESAME - Safety Workshop

The OPEN SESAME’s Safety Workshop was held at SESAME premises, Allan, Jordan on July 2-4, 2019.

The purpose of the workshop was to establish a forum where four experts of radiation safety coming from European light sources were invited to meet SESAME staff to discuss the specific safety and radiation protection issues of a synchrotron facility.

Miguel Aranda, former Scientific Director of ALBA synchrotron; Victor Garrido, Safety Officer at ALBA synchrotron; Paul Berkvens, Head of Safety Group at ESRF synchrotron and Adolfo Esposito, Radiation Protection Expert at INFN-LNF, visited SESAME laboratories and met SESAME Directors, the Safety and Radiation Protection Officers, the Beamline Scientists and other SESAME staff members to identify areas of improvements in radiation measurements and shielding calculation methodology; to plan and initiate collaborative efforts in radiation protection and to promote the exchange of scientific information for the design and operation of SESAME facility. The exchange of information was based on scientific talks, discussion meetings and visits to the appropriated sites.

One of the main objective of the workshop was to discuss about specific radiation protection measures but also to enhance SESAME’s staff radiation understanding, awareness and knowledge. A second equally important objective was to boost general health and safety fundamentals. During the three-day workshop the following specific topics were addressed:
• Radiation risk assessments and radiation hazards control;
• Safe work practices in a radiation facility;
• Active and passive radiation monitoring systems;
• Radiation protection system;
• Shielding simulations;
• PSS (personal safety system) strategy;
• Risk assessments procedures for external users;
• Biological and chemical safety;
• Basic health and safety fundamentals;

This workshop created a great opportunity for best practices exchange and for joint discussions and was supported and organised in the framework of the OPEN SESAME project, funded by the EU's H2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement number 730943.

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