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Radiation and Laser Safety Committee

To protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, our researchers follow the regulations of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for the use of nuclear energy and materials. The university also follows laser safety requirements, including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the university’s Purchasing Policy.

The Radiation Safety Committee ensures oversight for radiation and laser safety and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the university's Consolidated Radioisotope License. This committee:

  • Establishes and enforces policies and procedures regarding the use of ionizing radiation and radioisotopes.
  • Reviews and oversees health and safety programs related to the uses of radiation in the research and teaching programs.
  • Issues internal radiation permits.
  • Monitors all uses of radiation and radioisotopes to ensure compliance with the appropriate regulations. 

For more information please visit the Health and Safety webpage or contact the Biosafety and Radiation Safety Officer.

Radiation Safety Committee resources:

University documents:


Statutes and regulations: