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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1)

rso-1-2010Our five-day Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1)training is the premiere course of its kind in Canada and is designed to provide certification for 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 Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists 30.75 Category A credits *

*CAMRT Credits are recognized by the ARRT, The ASRT, and all Provincial Associations under the CAMRT umbrella.

 

NEW! Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate!
Along with the RSO Certificate now you will be getting a TDG Certificate.

How you learn

You learn in a friendly classroom setting over a period of five days. Each day has several learning sessions. Appropriate refreshment breaks are included. Your learning is enhanced by lively discussions and video presentations.

When you complete the course requirements and pass the final exam, you will receive the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s Radiation Safety Officer (RSO-1) Certificate. You will also be eligible to write the Canadian Radiation Protection Association’s professional registration exam.

Subjects Covered

  • Structure of matter
  • Radiation and radioactivity
  • Radiation quantities and units
  • Radiation detection, instrumentation and dosimetry
  • Biological and health effects of exposure to radiation
  • Radiation protection principles and practices, including contamination control
  • Hands-on exercises in the practical application of radiation protection principles
  • Nuclear gauges and their applications
  • Workplace radiation safety program: organization and administration
  • Emergency procedures
  • Employee training
  • Transport of radioactive materials
  • Workplace inspections and audits
  • Regulatory agencies and standard-setting organizations
  • Licensing of nuclear substances and radiation devices
  • Key sections of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Regulations

Train your colleagues yourself!

To help RSO-1 graduates train workers at their company or institution, we offer an efficient, ready-to-go training tool on CD, “Basics of Radiation Safety”. We have a special price for RSO-1 graduates of $299.00 (plus HST). Learn more about the Employee Learning Module.

RSO-1 is not for you?

If you find that RSO course is not what you need, please take a moment to look at other radiation safety courses we offer: Radiation Safety Awareness Education and Employee Radiation Safety Training

 

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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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