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Radiation Safety (RADS) NEW

Available as a one-year program

This program prepares participants to monitor and control radiation exposure and to implement safety measures. Radiation safety technicians and specialists work together with physicists, occupational safety and health specialists and public health officials in various nuclear, health care and natural environments.
  • Program Code


  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September entry

Find your career

Radiation safety technicians and specialists may be responsible for:

  • Tracking and recording radioactivity levels in various environments.
  • Overseeing on-site safety.
  • 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.

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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