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All About X-Ray Safety

X-Ray SafetyThis one-day course is designed for employees who work with x-ray sources. Participants will acquire knowledge of practical and effective measures designed to protect against excess radiation exposure from x-rays.

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 X-Ray 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 ten sessions. Your learning is enhanced by a hands-on practical experiment and a video presentation. Appropriate refreshment breaks are included.

You will receive a 275-page binder containing the course presentation slides, the course textbook, and Ontario X-Ray safety regulations from the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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 X-Ray Safety Certificate.


What you will learn:

  • Understanding of atomic properties
  • Comprehension of radiation types and properties
  • Detailed knowledge of x-ray production and types of x-ray machines
  • How x-rays interact with matter and shields
  • Knowledge of types and sources of x-ray exposure and effects of x-rays on human health and genetics
  • Knowledge of select Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act X-Ray Safety regulations

  • Structure of matter
  • Understanding radiation
  • Interaction of x-rays with matter
  • X-rays: Radiation made by machine
  • Radiation protection
  • X-ray safety regulations




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