Since 1980 the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has come to be known as a trusted and independent source of scientific information about radiation safety – in the workplace, in the home and community and in the environment. Our guiding principle of “Good Science in Plain Language”® means that the information we provide from the best, most credible science available will be translated into ordinary, every day language that is easily understood by everyone. Thus the public will be empowered to reach its own conclusions; to make up its own mind, about issues concerning radiation safety.
Our founding was a direct, independent response to the human disaster in the Elliot Lake uranium mines, where healthy miners had been exposed to excessive amounts of a common radioactive gas (called radon) in the underground mining environment.
According to United Nations officials, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is the only independent organization of its kind in any UN member country.
We offer a broad range of educational, technical and scientific services to businesses, organizations and individuals across Canada and around the world. We’re known among our friends and customers for the high quality of our work and the integrity of our people. Our impartial information hotline service receives hundreds of calls and emails every year for information and assistance on workplace radiation questions.
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is also a registered charity.
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“Understanding Radiation”, providing workers and other members of the public an introduction to radiation and radiation safety.
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Radon is an invisible, odourless, naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon can enter homes, schools and other buildings through foundation cracks. Long-term exposure to radon can lead to adverse health effects.
It is important to have your home tested for radon. We use the most reliable technolongy on the market to monitor the air in your home, compile a full report on radon levels and tell you what it all means in plain language.
The Institute offers a range of training programs designed to ensure that your workplace is in compliance with Canadian law and regulations.
Our best-in-class publicly scheduled Radiation Safety Officer (RSO 1,2) and X-Ray Safety Officer (XSO) courses are offered throughout the year. The next scheduled courses:
Don’t miss you chance to join CNSC and industrial radiography representatives in a meeting to discuss EDO revisions on May 17, 2013.
The Institute will participate in the annual Partners and Prevention Conference in Mississauga and invites all partners, clients and friends to join it at the Trade Show on April 30, 2013.
Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Maternity Leave (starting May 2013)
Location: Maple, ON
The Institute supports Health Canada’s Radon Awareness campaign and encourages all Canadians to test their homes for radon gas.
The Chair of the Board announces the appointment of Hon. Steve Mahoney, P.C., as the new President and CEO of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada.