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All About Radiation Safety

Radiation SafetyThis radiation safety training course will provide employees with the fundamental knowledge required to work safely in the vicinity of open and sealed radiation sources. This course was developed to meet the training requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

There are several convenient ways to take advantage of this unique course.

You can arrange for one of our instructors to come to your workplace and teach the course on site; or you can arrange for a private course  to be delivered to your employees at our National Education Center in Toronto.  Contact us for more details.

Alternatively, you can register online for one of our publicly scheduled “All About Radiation Safety” courses by clicking on the Register Now button below.

Cost per participant for a public course: $595 + tax

How you learn:

You learn over one day in a friendly, hands-on classroom setting. The day is divided into nine sessions. You will receive a course manual containing the presentation slides, the textbook, and selected CNSC regulations. Your learning is enhanced by a video presentation.

To help you progress, you will be required to complete a hands-on experiment with a final test at the end of the day. When you complete the course requirements and pass the final test, you will receive the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s All About Radiation Safety Certificate.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding of atomic properties
  • Comprehension of radiation types and properties
  • How to measure and calculate radiation doses
  • Knowledge of how radiation exposure affects human health and genetics
  • Understanding of external and internal radiation exposure control
  • Awareness of contamination risks, control and procedures related to radioactive sources
  • Knowledge of operating and emergency procedures related to radioactive substances and devices
  • Familiarity with select Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations
Syllabus:

  • Structure of matter
  • Radiation and radioactivity
  • Radiation quantities and units
  • Biological and health effects of exposure to radiation
  • Controlling radiation exposure
  • Operating and emergency procedures
  • Nuclear gauges
  • Excerpts from Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations
  • Radiation Protection Regulations
  • Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations

Contact us for details

 

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