Radiation Safety

Radiation is simply a form of energy. It is around us all the time. Radiation comes from atoms, which are the building blocks of all matter.

Although “radiation” is associated with danger and illnesses like cancer, radiation is not necessarily harmful. For example, the sun is a source of radiation: a sunburn is a mild radiation burn. However, the hazards that come to mind when you think of radiation are most often associated with what is called “ionizing radiation”. We are all exposed to ionizing radiation every day. These include watching television, having an X-ray or wearing certain luminous dial watches.

When employees use materials that give off radiation, the employer is legally required to ensure the employee is aware of the hazards associated with the task.

Benefits of Radiation Safety Training

    For Management:

  • Due Diligence Demonstrated
  • Credible Response to Concerns Provided
  • Program and Audit Compliance
  • Reduction in Down-Time
  • Problems Solved
  • Informed and competent staff
  • Efficacious program
  • For Staff

  • Improved Ability to Identify Potential Problems with Process or Equipment
  • Enhanced understanding of compliance requirements
  • Able to identify hazards
  • Timely Corrective Measures Facilitated
  • For Workers

  • Questions Answered and Peace of Mind Maintained
  • Morale Improved
  • Productivity Enhanced
  • Understanding of compliance requirements
  • Improved knowledge and communication throughout organisation
  • Orientation

            Safety Savvy is able to provide an orientation to nuclear devices for all employees; these orientations are mandated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Employees will learn about the fundamentals of safe radiation handling and working safely in an environment with radiation potential.
    Radiation Training

            On site training for safe handling, transport and compliance with nuclear gauge devices is required by legislation, audited by the CNSC.
    Radiation Safety Officer

            Safety Savvy offers a Certified Radiation Safety Officer on interim, short-term, and long-term contracts. The tracking, managing, monitoring and evaluation of a Radiation Safety Program can be administrated with a reduction in professional staff time.

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