The University of Toronto stresses adherence to the ALARA policy of maintaining doses As Low As Reasonably Achievable. All radiation programs are directed towards safety, ensuring that the potential for exposure is minimized.
Any one with a reasonable probability of receiving doses due to radiation greater than the limit for Members of the General Public will be designated a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW), as defined in the Radiation Protection Regulations.
The following documents are provided for information:
- Summary of the information regarding dose limitations Radiation Protection Regulations (PDF)
- Health Physics Society Position Statement on Radiation Risk in Perspective (PDF)
- Canadian Radiation Protection Association Statement on Radiation Risk
Dose Limits for Pregnant Workers – Rationale for the Limits in the Radiation Protection Regulations
All NEWs must read and understand the information provided, acknowledging their designation by signing the corresponding form.