Radiation Safety

University of Toronto Protection Authoritrady (UTRPA) – RPS

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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. Radiation Safety-Theory   (online)
  2. Radiation Safety-Theory   (in-class)
  3. Radiation Safety-Policies and Procedures  (in-class)
  4. Radiation Safety – Project Students   (online)
  5. Radiation Safety Refresher (pre-requisite: Radiation Safety Full or Radiation Safety-Policies and Procedures)   (online)
  6. Introduction to Radiation Protection   (online)
  7. Sealed Sources Safety   (online)
  8. Sealed Sources Safety Refresher (Pre-requisite: Sealed Sources Safety)  (online)

Starting April 2018 the Radiation Safety Full will 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.

Should you have accessibility needs within a research environment please visit/contact the following resources.
Student Accessibility – http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – http://aoda.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

For course details go here

For register:

      • If the course is online go to: www.portal.utoronto.ca, then to Community\Environmental Health and Safety and select the course. Be advised that courses completed before taking the pre-requisite course will not be considered valid.
      • If the course is not online  Click here to register

Dates of training 2018

EHS717 May 16 EHS718 May 17
EHS717 Sep 12 EHS718 Sep 13

Radiation Protection Training Manual

EH&S Database Tutorials


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