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Radiation Safety

Available as a one-year program

Radiation safety personnel monitor and control radiation exposure while implementing safety measures. Prepare for a career working together with physicists, occupational safety and health specialists, and public health officials in various nuclear, health care and natural environments.
  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September and May entry

  • Location
    • Port Hope

Find your career

More than 50 percent of Radiation Safety students are offered jobs in a related field before completing their final exam. In 2021, 18 of 22 graduates had secured employment by Convocation.
Radiation safety personnel may be responsible for:

  • Tracking and recording radioactivity levels in various environments.
  • Implementing preventative measures that are critical to ensuring the safety of employees and the public.
  • Overseeing on-site safety and performing safety audits and tests.
  • Conducting inspections of workplace equipment, structures and materials.
  • Training personnel on proper radiation safety measures and procedures.
  • Communicating possible occupational safety hazards.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • Monitoring and investigating any exposure-related incidents or accidents.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of safety procedures.
  • Fulfilling licensing capabilities, radiation protection planning and transportation of radioactive materials, as required by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

How You'll Learn

The Radiation Safety program will include instruction in the following:

  • Radiation physics
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Radiological instrumentation
  • Electronics of radiation detection equipment
  • Radioactive waste management and control
  • Safety and handling procedures
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Radioactivity testing and analysis
  • Communication skills

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