The IAEA Safety Glossary defines and explains technical terms used in IAEA safety standards and other safety related IAEA publications, and provides information on their usage.
Please see Concepts and Terms and please read the Introduction before using the Safety Glossary.
The IAEA Safety Glossary has been in use as Version 1.0 since April 2000. Version 2.0 was issued in September 2006 on this web site and was submitted for publication. The IAEA Safety Glossary: 2007 Edition was published in June 2007 and is available as a sales publication.
The Safety Glossary provides guidance primarily for the drafters and reviewers of safety standards and other publications, including IAEA technical officers and consultants and members of bodies for the endorsement of safety standards.
The primary purpose of the Safety Glossary is to harmonize terminology and usage in the IAEA safety standards and in the work of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security generally.
Once definitions of terms have been formalized and established, they are, in general, intended to be observed in safety standards and other safety related IAEA publications.