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In 1998, the Government of Ontario named the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada as an independent, outside partner in Ontario’s re-organized occupational health and safety system. The Ontario government took this action because it recognized the increasing need for radiation safety in Ontario workplaces of every kind.

Since then, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has entered into formal relationships for the promotion of workplace radiation safety with the following provincial organizations:

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has also entered into a formal relationship with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)


Radiation safety is a specialized area for which most organizations are not equipped.

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada makes its specialized resources available to all of these partners, so that they may assist their clients with impartial information and other services concerning workplace radiation safety issues.



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Why Radiation Protection Makes Sense at Low Exposure Levels

We Need to Think More About Low-level Radiation By Laura Boksman, RSIC Chief Scientist First published in The Province on July 6, 2015, online edition Radiation is all around us. It occurs naturally in our environment, coming to us from the sun, from the soil and foods that we eat, and in the air that we […]

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Occupational Radiation – Champion your own Safety

Radiation safety awareness is not just for patients, but for the physicians and clinical teams treating patients as well. Radiation exposure has a cumulative effect over the course of a physician’s career. In cardiac catheterization labs, interventional radiology suites and electrophysiology, radiation exposure is a significant but often overlooked risk for medical staff. To address […]

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Commemorating the National Day of Mourning

On April 28 we are joining with Canadian workers and their families in the mourning of lives lost at work. Planning our safety program lets keep in mind hazards that are not so visible, like radiation. It did cost 220 miners their lives.

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