X-ray Safety

The UTRPA is responsible for the safe use of all sources of ionizing and xray (2)non-ionizing radiation (both materials and machines), on all areas under U of T control. The use of X-ray sources and X-ray machines is under the jurisdiction of the UTRPA.
The UTRPA approves the University X-ray sources Safety Program and ensures that all components of the program are adequately implemented. The Radiation Protection Service of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety has the responsibility of implementing, updating, and auditing the X-ray Safety Program.




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/

If you know exactly which course(s) you are required to complete:

Please go to My EHS Training webpage, read the information on it and Log-in (bottom of the page) to register for the course

If you are not sure of the course(s) you are required to complete:

Please visit the EHS training matrix webpage to find the courses offered by the Radiation Protection Service (and other EHS courses)

Laboratory Personnel Training Matrix

Click the appropriate check box/boxes for the hazard/s connected to your research work (radiation, lasers, X-ray, etc.). If more checkboxes appear, click the one/ones that better describe your research work. Once you are done, you can choose to download the table as a pdf (“Download a PDF” button below the table) or directly register for the course/s (“Log into My EHS Training” button at the end of the webpage).

If you do not have UTORid or will work with an open beam X-ray source, please contact Daniel Cardenas at daniel.cardenas@utoronto.ca


Procedures (Models)

  • X-ray Safety Operating Procedure for analytical equipment
  • X-ray Safety Operating Procedure for dental equipment
  • X-ray Safety Operating Procedure for cabinet equipment



Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 861 (PDF)

X-ray Safety Contacts

Daniel Cardenas, Health and Safety Officer