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News for Particle Accelerators’ Operators in Canada

A particle accelerator is a piece of equipment that increases the speed of subatomic particles and emits them in a focused beam. Linacs, electron beam welders, and x-ray tubes are examples of particle accelerators. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has begun to exercise regulatory authority over particle accelerators operating at a beam energy of 1 MeV or higher. If you operate an accelerator in this energy range, as of December 31, 2012 it is required to be certified. By December 2013, such accelerators must operate under the appropriate CNSC Class I or Class II license. For more information regarding this change, see the CNSC information page and FAQs.


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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!

Know more about this natural risk,
test your homes,put your feet up,
relax, and watch that latest Netflix movie.

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Radiation and Prevention of Occupational Cancers – Every Effort Counts

What we want to keep in focus are potential risks posed by radiation in a typical Canadian workplace. According to the International Labour Organization an estimated 609,000 work-related cancer deaths occur worldwide each year, it still amounts to one work-related cancer death every 52 seconds.

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National Day of Mourning: Avoiding tragedy with a commitment to prevention and passion for action.

April 28th is our opportunity to honour our colleagues who have died or suffered a disabling injury on the job.

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