Radiation Safety

University of Toronto Protection Authoritrady (UTRPA) – RPS

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laserLaser Safety

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The complete text and requirements of the University of Toronto Radiation Protection Program are found in the U of T Radiation Policies and Procedures Manual, a copy of which is provided to each Radiation Permit Holder.

Included here are some of the major requirements and procedures which apply to the use of radioisotopes at the University




The following courses are offered:

  1. EHS716 Radiation Safety-Theory   (online)
  2. EHS717 Radiation Safety-Theory   (in-class)
  3. EHS718 Radiation Safety-Policies and Procedures   (in-class)
  4. EHS702 Radiation Safety – Project Students   (online)
  5. EHS705 Radiation Safety Refresher (pre-requisite: Radiation Safety Full or Radiation Safety-Policies and Procedures)   (online)
  6. EHS706 Introduction to Radiation Protection   (online)
  7. EHS704 Radiation Safety Officer Training   (in-class)
  8. EHS710 Sealed Sources Safety   (online)
  9. EHS715 Sealed Sources Refresher (Pre-requisite: Sealed Sources Safety)   (online)
  10. EHS751 UV Radiation Safety Awareness (online)
  11. EHS722 Awareness Training for Ordering or Possessing Uranium, Thorium or Plutonium Compounds (online)

To register for any of these courses, go to My EHS Training, Log-in (bottom of the page) and look for the course code.

The Radiation Safety is be divided in two parts: Radiation Safety-Theory and Radiation Safety-Policies and Procedures

The Radiation Safety-Theory course will be offered as:

      1. Online   – course number EHS716 or
      2. In-class – course number EHS717

The applicant can choose between the two versions of the theory training.

The Radiation Safety–Theory must be followed by the Radiation Safety–Policies and Procedures (EHS718) which is offered only in-class. The completion of the Theory part is a pre-requisite for the Policies and Procedures part.

EHS718 consists of radiation hazard presentation, practical sessions, emergency preparations and a quiz.

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For course details go here

For register:

Go to My EHS Training  and Log-in (bottom of the page)

Dates of training 2020

EHS717 Jan 15 EHS718 Jan 16
EHS717 May 14 EHS718 May 15
EHS717 Oct 12 EHS718 Oct 13

Radiation Protection Training Manual

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