Good Science in Plain Language

About The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Founded in 1980, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is an independent, national organization dedicated to promoting and advancing radiation safety in the workplace, in the environment and in the community. Our commitment to the principle of “good science in plain language”® underpins everything we do.

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. The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is 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 was founded as an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental body to promote safety in relation to radiation exposure in the workplace and in homes, schools and the environment. Its 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.

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is also a registered charity.




 

 

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Take Action on Radon. It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3.

November is Radon Action Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. It is easy to measure and easy to fix your home if the level is over the Canadian Guideline. Now is the time for Canadians to purchase radon detector kits and place them in their homes.

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New Regulatory Search Tool

RSIC is proud to announce the launch of the Regulatory Search Tool. It is a free Tool, designed to guide you to the regulations governing the use of radiation sources that most directly apply to your specific situation or area of interest.

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April 18th marks 40th Anniversary of the Wildcat Strike led by the United Steelworkers Union in Elliott Lake that lead to the creation of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada (RSIC)

“RSIC congratulates the USW for their leadership in the 1970s to force action. In addition, RSIC applauds the USW for their continued dedication to worker safety in uranium mines across Canada and for their continued support of our institute as we continue to raise awareness and perform services that help keep miners and other professionals safe. ” Steve Mahoney, President of RSIC.

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