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.
Our mission is prevention of cancer, occupational illness and injury from unacceptable exposure to radiation.
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.
New! Study Radiation Safety Online.
Free Radiation Safety Inquiry Service answering questions about radiation.
Tim Armstrong, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, is pleased to announce the upcoming Toronto event marking the dedication of the Institute’s National Laboratories in honour of the Institute’s late President and CEO, Dr. Fergal Nolan.read more
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada supports the initiative taken by the Canadian Cancer Society to provide free radon tests to Vancouver islanders and encourages British Columbia residents to take this opportunity and to get their homes tested.read more
Chair Tim Armstrong, Board of Directors and Steve Horvath, President of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada are pleased to announce the upcoming event of the dedication of the Institute’s National Laboratories in Saskatoon in honor of its late President and CEO, Dr. Fergal Nolan.read more