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Professional Certificate Courses

photo_workers1Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1, RSO-2)

Our five-day Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1) training is the premiere course of its kind in Canada and is designed to provide qualified radiation safety personnel for companies and institutions using radioactive materials under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations.

If you are responsible for workplace radiation safety within your organization, you owe it to your fellow employees to benefit from this highly acclaimed program. The two-day RSO-2 course is a valuable refresher for RSO-1 graduates who need to keep fully abreast of the latest scientific, industry and regulatory developments.

X-ray Safety Officer (XSO)

Across Canada, many employers and employees responsible for workplace safety are not fully aware of regulations governing the use of X-ray equipment in the workplace. Yet, every province and territory has such regulations.

If you are responsible under provincial and federal regulations for the safety of employees exposed to X-rays in the workplace, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada also offers a three-day X-ray Safety Officer (XSO) course which has been awarded 1.0 maintenance points by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

All About X-ray Safety

This one-day course is designed for employees who work with x-ray sources and need to understand safety concerns regarding this equipment, but are not directly responsible for X-ray safety in their facility (see XSO, above). Participants will acquire knowledge of practical and effective measures designed to protect against excess radiation exposure from x-rays.

All About Radiation Safety

This one-day 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).

Root Cause Analysis Execution  This is a comprehensive five (5) day training program in performing effective causal analysis. It is designed to train participants in application of proven practical analysis tools used to determine the contributing factors of an event and to identify appropriate corrective actions, with the end goal of significantly reducing the probability of event recurrence.

Evaluation of Root Cause Analysis This is an extensive three (3) day training course in evaluation, adequacy, and potential effectiveness of root cause reports. It is designed to train participants in evaluating the root cause analysis presented for their review. Participants  will learn to apply critical evaluation skills needed to determine the quality of investigation and effectiveness of the proposed corrective actions.

2013-2014 Course Calendar: The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is proud to present its 2013-2014 course calendar for our highly acclaimed, multi-day Professional Certificate Courses. This includes the popular Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1) program, the premier course of its kind in Canada, as well as the emerging X-ray Safety Officer (XSO) and the RSO Refresher (RSO-2).

All our 2014 Toronto courses take place at the National Education Centre, 165 Avenue Road, Suite 300, ON M5R 3S4 in Yorkville. All 2014 Saskatoon courses take place at the National Laboratories, Innovation Place Research Park, 102 – 110 Research Drive, SK S7N 3R3.

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New Regulatory Search Tool

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“RSIC congratulates the USW for their leadership in the 1970s to force action. In addition, RSIC applauds the USW for their continued dedication to worker safety in uranium mines across Canada and for their continued support of our institute as we continue to raise awareness and perform services that help keep miners and other professionals safe. ” Steve Mahoney, President of RSIC.

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Join us on May 1 for one-day Radon Symposium

“Good science in plain language” session explores the potential radon hazard and allows the event participants to form their own opinions, and contribute to building a comprehensive provincial radon policy.

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