Veterinary Radiation Resources
Radiation Safety E-Learning
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada offers number of courses on radiation safety: (You may log in as guest to take the course, but to take and view the results of the questionnaire, you must create an account and log in to the site.)
1 - UNDERSTANDING RADIATION
This free 20 minute course, developed in cooperation with the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), educates workers and other members of the public on matters concerning radiation and radiation safety.
2 - ALL ABOUT X-RAY SAFETY FOR VETERINARY PRACTICE IN ONTARIO
This four module course in x-ray safety awareness is focused on the use of x-rays in veterinary practice. Regulatory aspects covered are for the province of Ontario. Upon successful completion the participant may claim five (5) hours of credit for the Continuing Education Recognition Program. Certificate will be issued upon completion.
3 - EMPLOYEE RADIATION SAFETY
This four module course is a radiation safety course aimed at workers that work with nuclear substances and radiation devices. The course introduces radiation and radioactivity, discusses health effects of exposure to radiation and general workplace radiation protection measures, and highlights important sections of the Radiation Protection Regulations.
INTRODUCTION TO RADIATION
A useful educational tool provided by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). This guide provides clear and factual information about radiation - the types of radiation that exist, its sources, uses and the rules in place to protect Canadians.
ontario Regulations & RECOMMENDATIONS for veterinary x-ray workers
Occupational Health and Safety Act R.R.O 1990, Regulation 861, x-ray safety - Last updated December 31, 1990
X-ray safety regulation for x-ray safety in Ontario.
Health Canada: Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine - Recommended Safety Procedures (Safety Code 28) - Last updated 1991
This document includes radiation safety information and the requirements and recommendations for safe use of radiation emitting equipment.
DOSIMETRY - measurement of the absorbed dose delivered by ionizing radiation
GUIDE: INTRODUCTION TO DOSIMETRY - Guide offered by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Canada's leading dosimetry service provider. Provides Canadian workers with personal, lifelong, occupational monitoring services. The NDS is committed to safeguarding Canadian workers from harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
National Dosimetry Services E-mail: NDS-SND@hc-sc.gc.ca
Health Canada Toll free: 1-800-261-6689
Radiation Protection Bureau
Contains the dose records of individuals who are monitored for occupational exposures to ionizing radiation.
Request your dose history - Dose History Summary (DHS) Request Form
National Dose Registry (NDR) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Canada Toll free: 613-954-6664
RADIATION SAFETY GUIDE (Created by the California Veterinary Medical Board 2012)