Radiation Protection Division

The Radiation Protection Division ensures that patients, workers, the general public and the environment are protected against the dangers associated with radiation that is harmful to health.  

The Radiation Protection Division assesses and manages health risks connected with the use of ionising and non-ionising radiation. The Division grants licences for and regularly inspects the equipment producing ionising radiation that is used in medicine, industry, research and education. It measures radioactivity in the environment, implements the Radon and Radium (in German) Action Plans, and participates in the preparations for radiological emergency situations. Since 2019, the FOPH and the cantons have been implementing the Federal Act on Protection against the Risks associated with Non-Ionising Radiation and with Sound (NIRSA) (in German).

Sébastien Baechler

S├ębastien Baechler
Head of Radiation Protection Division

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Radiation, radioactivity & sound

Radiation is everywhere: everyone comes across the subject sooner or later, whether as a citizen, consumer, patient or at work.

Last modification 14.12.2021

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Health Protection Directorate
Radiation Protection Division
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 462 96 14
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