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X-Ray Awareness

xray-awarenessOur 2 hour X-Ray Safety Awareness training is designed to provide workers with a basic understanding of radiation safety in relation to x-ray sources in the workplace.

Subjects Covered

  • X-Rays: Radiation Made by Machine
  • Radiation Protection and Health Effects of Exposure to Radiation
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour X-Ray Safety Regulations (Excerpts)


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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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