NEA Mandates and Structures


Chair(s): Michael BOYD, United States
Secretaries:  Jacqueline GARNIER-LAPLACE
Yeonhee HAH
Vice-Chair(s): Thierry SCHNEIDER, France
Ciara MCMAHON, Ireland
Toshimitsu HOMMA, Japan
Malgorzata K. SNEVE, Norway
Andrew MAYALL, United Kingdom
Patricia WORTHINGTON, United States
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Date of creation:03 July 1957
End of mandate:31 December 2022

Mandate (Document reference):


Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/NE(2017)13


The objective of the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health is to assist NEA member countries in the implementation and enhancement of the system of radiological protection. This objective will be met by identifying and effectively addressing those conceptual, scientific, policy, regulatory, operational and societal issues that either favourably or adversely affect the system of radiological protection, thereby promoting national and international good practices and identifying potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

To accomplish this, the Committee will contribute to the adoption and the maintenance of high standards of protection for the public, workers and the environment in all activities involving the use of ionising radiations, and particularly, but not limited to the field of nuclear energy.

In this context, the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) shall:

In the fulfilment of its mandate, the CRPPH will work in close co-operation with other NEA Committees as appropriate, particularly the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC), the Committee on Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations and Legacy Management, and the Nuclear Law Committee (NLC), as well as with NEA divisions, and competent bodies within relevant OECD directorates and other international organisations active in the field.