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Radiation and laser safety

To protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, the university follows 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 safety and laser safety. It is a regulatory committee responsible for maintaining the integrity of the university's Consolidated Radioisotope License. The Radiation Safety 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.

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