Five days (40 hours)

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: This training focuses on radiation safety for those using x- and gamma radiation. The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of radiation principles, safe working practices and regulations pertaining to the use of ionizing radiation. An excellent preparatory course for industrial radiographers, Radiation Safety Officers and meets the training requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for those seeking their Certified Exposure Device Operator's (CEDO) license.

Training programs may be conducted at the Institute or at the client's facilities.

Recommended subjects for Radiation Safety Programs:

Fundamentals of radiation physics

Origin of penetrating radiation

Maximum permissible doses

Fundamentals of radiation protection: time, distance, shielding

Emergency situations

Radiation measurements and instrumentation

Provincial regulations

Regulations of the Atomic Energy Control Board

Transportation of radioactive materials

NOTE: Participants are requested to have a calculator capable of scientific notation.

               Maximum enrolment: 12

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