Notice: License Expiration Extension.
RPAZ would like to advise all licensees that the validity of authorizations which were set to expire on 31 December 2019 have been extended to 31 January 2020. This is due to administrative reviews within the licensing system.
Please refer to the official communication attached below, Thank you.
GRADUATE TRAINEE POSTS (4)
Duration of Programme
-Successful candidates will undergo a 2 year training program in radiation protection related fields
Scope of training:
– Regulatory control of sources at Industrial facilities (density gauges, level gauges, moisture gauges, NDT facilities, baggage scanners, industrial radiography)
– Regulatory control of sources at medical facilities (Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology facilities, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy)
– Public exposure control and Environmental Monitoring
– Radioactive Waste Management
– Radiation Transport Safety and Security
– Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) regulation
– Emergency Preparedness and Response-Nuclear Security (prevent, detection, response)
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
-Must have a degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology and Environmental Sciences
– Advanced computer literacy
– Verbal and written communication skills
All applications accompanied with detailed CVs and certified copies of academic and professional qualification, ID and Birth Certificates should be sent to:
The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe
1 McCaw Drive, Avondale Harare
Applications by hand delivery or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission: 6 January 2020
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe advises all entities involved in practices and activities listed below to conduct NORM assessments and submit findings to the Authority by 31 December 2018 in fulfillment of the Radiation Protection (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) Regulations (Statutory Instrument 99 of 2013).
- Mining and comminution of ore,
- Physical mineral separation processes,
- Wet chemical extraction processes,
- Thermal processes for extraction,
- Processing and combustion of minerals;
(Mining and mineral processing, Industrial and Mining Laboratories, Refractories, Refurbishers, Water Treatment and Purification , Facilities involved in production and processing of Ceramics and Building Materials, quarry mining, Scrap Processors and Smelters, Fertilizers Producers, Thermal power stations, boilers and coking coal producers . )
Entities are further advised that assessments should only be conducted by persons and radiochemical analysis laboratories accredited by the Authority and according to specific guidance issued by the Authority.
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) is a statutory body established under the Radiation Protection Act [Chapter 15:15] of 2004 with a mandate to protect people, both current and future generations and the environment against effects of radiation.
The official document can be found here.
For further inquiries please contact us at 1 McCaw Drive, Avondale, Harare, and Phone number 0242335627, 0242335683, 0242304982, 0242308006
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) takes part in a movement to embrace a cancer-free world. RPAZ has addressed its role in reducing cancer in Zimbabwe and embracing a cancer-free generation at large. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.
“WE CAN. I CAN”
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The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe would like to set the record straight on
microwave oven claims being circulated on social media.
To dispel these particular misconceptions, it is important to note that microwaves do not
make any materials including food “radioactive” nor does any microwave energy remain in
the oven or the food after the microwave oven is switched off.
Microwaves are high frequency radio waves and are part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Microwaves are used primarily for TV broadcasting, radar for air and sea navigational aids,
and telecommunications including mobile phones. They are also used in kitchens for cooking
food. Materials containing water, for example foods, fluids or tissues, readily absorb
microwave energy, which is then converted into heat.
Food is heated by absorbing the energy from the microwaves produced in the microwave
oven. Simply, we are saying that water molecules within the food are vibrated back and forth
by the microwaves and the resulting friction causes the food to be heated up.
According to the World Health Organization fact sheet on ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
AND PUBLIC HEALTH:
It is advised for food heated in a microwave oven to rest for several minutes after cooking is
completed to allow heat to distribute throughout the food because of the fact that Microwave
energy does not penetrate well in thicker pieces of food, and may produce uneven cooking.
Food cooked in a microwave oven is as safe, and has the same nutrient value, as food cooked in a
conventional oven. The main difference between these two methods of cooking is that microwave
energy penetrates deeper into the food and reduces the time for heat to be conducted throughout
the food, thus reducing the overall cooking time.
There is no established evidence that microwave ovens cause any health effects when used
according to the manufacturer’s instructions and maintained in good working order.
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe is in the process of revising SI 62 of 2011 in order to address the provisions of the international safety standards.
As our valued stakeholders, you are kindly requested to consider and to make comments to the document downloadable below.
Comments should be submitted to email@example.com by 20 September 2017
The Board, Management and Staff of The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) would like to congratulate The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Reward Severa, for being the 1st runner-up Winner of the prestigious 2017 Megafest Award for Thought Leader of the year. Through your able and innovative stewardship, RPAZ has become an international hub of excellence in the Nuclear Scientific field, and we continue to strive towards attaining our vision of being an internationally acclaimed regulator in the field of radiation protection by 2025.
Congratulations, Makorokoto, Amhlope.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its bulletin on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions. The IAEA’s mission is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and to help all countries — especially in the developing world — benefit from the peaceful, safe and secure use of nuclear science and technology. This edition of the IAEA Bulletin highlights the different areas of security where the IAEA’s work is making a real difference. An extract from this bulletin is its mission to The Republic of Zimbabwe to help strengthen the nuclear security detection architecture at the country’s points of entry and exit.
For more information, please download the following documents: