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Radiation Safety Consulting

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is a leading national provider of technical and regulatory advice, and can assist you in resolving concerns about human exposure to radiation in the workplace, the environment and the community. We are your first point of contact for all matters relating to radiation safety.

With over thirty years of experience, an expert staff and a comprehensive network of service partners, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada will help you find the right solution for your needs.

Some of the common issues we provide solutions to include:

Radiation Protection Program Documentation Services

If you want to purchase, possess, use, or even store or transport a radioactive substance, chances are that you need a license from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). However, the process of obtaining a license from the CNSC is labour intensive. In addition to preparing the actual license application, you will have to develop a Radiation Protection Program that answers the specific needs of your workplace. If developing such a program is not a part of your everyday job, the task may be very daunting and the process of obtaining a license lengthy. Let us help you! More…


Studies, Evaluations and Reviews

The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is there to assist your organization or community to evaluate, understand and resolve concerns about radiation hazards. Over the years, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has acted as an expert, independent source of high quality scientific and technical studies, independent reviews and evaluations of radiation safety issues. More…





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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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