Radioprotection Inc. is a proud Platinum Sponsor for the 12th Physics Games 2024 that will take place from January 12 to January 14, 2024 at Université Laval in Quebec City.Enlightened physics, friendly physics, fun physics, that’s what the Physics Games is all about !
M. Valentin Carabas has joined Radioprotection team and will work as internal sales coordinator. He will be the point of contact between our customers and our internal experts. To contact him, for example, to obtain a quote, only one address: [email protected]
Formations de responsables de la radioprotection, d’utilisateurs de substances nucléaires ou de transport des marchandises dangereuses, classe 7, de nouvelles dates de formation sont disponibles !
Since June 13 th, Radioprotection Inc is participating to the Société française de radioprotection, the French RP Society, in Dijon, to gain new knowledge and to present a talk regarding dental radiology.
Radioprotection Inc. is currently in Halifax at the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual conference, from May 15 to May 18, 2023. Radioprotection Inc. is a Gold Corporate Member and many of its health physicists and Physic Engineers are current members and are actively involved with CRPA.
Following Vancouver’s last symposium in November 2022, the International Commission on Radiation Protection is now unveiling its new Vancouver Call for Action, Is it a sequel of the Bonn Call for Action ? It is yours to discover !
The course that made our reputation is in Quebec City in May.
- From May 9 to 11 : for unsealed sources (laboratories and radiopharmaceuticals)
- From May-30 to June 1: for sealed sources (industrial)
See you soon.
Expo-Sciences season has arrived. Radioprotection Inc. is still the main partner for the North Shore final, which will bring together 77 participants, from March 9 to 11 in Repentigny. Winners of “Radioprotection Inc. prices” will reach the Super-Exposcience Provincial Final in Montréal, from April 21 to 23. Good luck to those who “dare science” !
Radioprotection Inc. is a proud Diamond Sponsor and Leading Sponsor of the 2023 Jeux de la physique (Physics Games) starting January 6, 2023 at Polytechnique Montréal. This sponsorship is quite natural because we use physics in everyday life and Radioprotection is owned by two physicist engineers from Polytechnique!
Good luck to all participants !
Happy Holidays !
We are proud to announce that Nathanaël Gombert, Health Physicist, is now a registered professional in Radiation Protection, recognized by the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA). This designation CRPA(R) is the only Canadian recognition in applied radiation protection. Congratulations Nathanaël.Radioprotection Inc. encourages the professional development of its radiation protection experts.
After participating at the European Radiation Protection Week in Estoril, Portugal in early October, Radioprotection Inc. presented a one-hour conference entitled: La radioprotection à l’ère de la COVID 19 : Une question d’acceptabilité. Starting November 5, a delegation from Radioprotection will be at the ICRP/CRPA conference in Vancouver. Radioprotection Inc. is at the heart of scientific activities in radiation protection.
Sometimes, at Radioprotection, life is a long and tranquil River. It was the case yesterday, as the “extended family” of Radioprotection gathered for a riverine Brunch on the St-Lawrence River. After the feast, nothing was more appropriate to see Ste-Julie, the cradle of Radioprotection and Boisbriand, the actual heart, than a tour of Montreal Great Wheel ! A wonderful moment to celebrate 40 years of professional life amongst the Community.
The Canadian Radiation Protection Board is pleased to announce that the CNSC Panel will be held virtually this year!
On Friday June 10th at 13:00 – 14:30 ET, CNSC staff from the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation will be available to answer your questions, in the official language of your choice.
You can register for the event here:
We recommend that you register to this event to ask questions or simply to listen to the others !
Don’t say it loud, but the trucker’s convoy has come to the two Capitals to greet our new Health Physicist, Nathanaël Gombert. Nathanaël is joining our team as of this week, to help you meet all your obligations in radiation protection , for radionuclides or X-rays, so you can taste a little…freedom !
Our office will close from December 24th to January 3rnd.
We will be resting as next year, we will celebrate 40 years with you !
Thank you very much dear customers and business partners for being there.
We wish you what is the dearest in these pandemic times, Health and Peace !
Our greetings to our sisters and fellow engineers, who persevered despite this sad event and who are helping to build or protect a world that needs…her.
Dès demain, la première d’une série de formations pour responsable de la radioprotection (RRP) prend son départ. Pour l’instant, nous sommes en ligne et l’interaction est toujours la même, avec la 3e dimension en moins ! Les participants sont d’ailleurs surpris de constater que le courant passe toujours. Nous commençons avec les cours pour l’industrie, et poursuivons le 16 mars avec les cours pour le médical et la recherche. Inscrivez-vous, on vous attend !
OK, that picture may not be possible in 2020.But contrary to Pandora and her mythical box that once carried all ailments on Earth with only Hope that was left inside, we want to bring you that hope ! Being together, travelling, touching each other, all things that we were taking for granted.We are heading in the right direction and we need to help each other.
We wish to truly thank our customers, our partners and friends for their unwavering support. Our physicists are resting during the Holiday Season and will be back on January 4th 2021.
Take geat care of your loved ones in your “bubble” during this Holiday Seasons. We will get back to normal in 2021, that is for sure !
Poly engineers remember too well where they were on December 6th. The engineers in physics from Radioprotection Inc. could have abandoned. But they kept on going as this is how they can celebrate these women, these colleagues who were stopped against their will.
Good news, bad news : Summer is not over yet and Fall is always promising. But COVID-19 is not over yet either. Radioprotection Inc. is with you, at your side, for your training and consultation needs while remaining in compliance with sanitary requirements. After all, our bread and butter is compliance ! So this Fall, book your training, inspections and other activities early and rest assure that we will follow CNESST requirements for all our services.
We remain open but with a limited staff. We are service providers for essential services like hospitals, medical clinics, police, fire service and many strategic industries. For any services, we can be reached at the main email: [email protected] Our 24h emergency hotline remains active at 1-866-416-2067
Stay strong and take care.
March 9th and 10th, Radioprotection Inc.is at Liberté-Jeunesse à Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac high school for the regional final of Expo-Sciences Hydro-Québec science fair, Radioprotection Inc. is sponsoring the event and will give a scholarship to the best deserving project as selected by Technoscience network. We will judge some projects and will present at our booth, aspects of radiation protection for radioisotopes and X-rays,
A new decade full of surprises awaits customers and friends of Radioprotection Inc. We are a reference for the public and our customers since 1982 and 2020 will demonstrate this once again.
But before everything, we would like to wish you Health and Happiness for the New Year.
Welcome to the twenties !
Une nouvelle décennie remplie de surprises attend les clients de Radioprotection Inc. Nous sommes une référence pour nos clients et le public depuis 1982 et 2020 va encore le démontrer…
Avant tout, nous vous souhaitons de la santé et du bonheur pour la nouvelle année !
Bienvenue dans les années 20 !
Radioprotection Inc. is almost sleeping now. She will be sleeping to regain her strenght, from December 24th to January 6th. During this period, activities will only be “at most, a few Becquerels ” (nuclear physic joke).
Before its rest, Radioprotection Inc. would like to wish you and yours, a Merry Christmas, and an Happy New Year 2020.
Season’s Greetings !
At Radioprotection Inc.,dose reduction for workers and members of the public is our priority. Once this objective is reached, compliance will follow without problem, we a little help from our team. This team of professionals is close to the people. Let us show you the faces of our success in Quebec and in Canada.
From left to right, first row : Marie-Josée Aubry, Christiane Cérat, Manon Rouleau, Isabelle Cérat, Zakiha Bouzidi, Vincent Pitre. Top: Alain Croussette, Raphaël Thibault, Stéphane Jean-François, Éric Jalbert. In mortise: Stéphane Trudeau
The “Nuclear section ” of Radioprotection Inc. was in Ottawa last week for the annual conference of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association. The theme, “Connecting with Communities” was well applied by the team who have learned the most recent news in radiation protection and in the regulatory sector.
Last day of the sixth and last IRPA-IOMP-WHO joint workshop on Radiation Safety Culture in Health Care during the Health Physics Society mid-year meeting at San Diego. This group represents North America. Radioprotection Inc. is actively participating to better distillate this safety culture amongst its customers and partners.
Radioprotection Inc. was part of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association Conference in Quebec City. From April 30th to May 3rd, more than 200 attendees from at least 10 countries we united to exchange on Health Physic. We were exposed to 80 conferences, 2 workshops, 2 scientific visits, 1 exposition on radiological emergencies, one poster session. Radiation Protection for everyone!
40 days from CRPA Annual Conference, Radioprotection Inc. is a proud « Nobelium » sponsor for this great radiation protection event that will take place in Quebec City. We contribute to the gathering, during this conference, of worldwide experts in Health Physics. By its support and concrete involvement for the organization of this conference, Radioprotection Inc. is presenting itself as a recognized leader in radiation protection. Speech is one thing, but action is better.
Radioprotection Inc. is attending this week the 4th international symposium on radiation protection systems held by ICRP. On program, new dose coefficients presentation, risks and effects of low level radiation, advanced radiotherapy techniques featuring dose reduction using new imagery systems and integrated radiation protection for people and environment More here.
This week Radioprotection Inc. is in Saskatoon for CRPA annual conference, from June 5 to June 7, 2017. Then Radioprotection will be in Sherbrooke for CECR workshop: Suivi des doses de radiation d’origine médicale chez le patient: quelles stratégies et quels outils pour le Québec. Why are we doing all this ? Because this is what experts do: Getting informed !
Starting February first until February 5th, Radioprotection Inc. will attend in Montebello, the 2017 imaging winter school organized by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicist. We will attend lectures and workshops on quality control for mammography and other modalities, and lectures on radiation safety for the patient. Our physicists are kept updated in the latest in radiation safety.
In August, the CNSC published a radionuclide information booklet for the most common radionuclides. We can find in there, instructions on how to use shielding values, how to understand the various radiation data etc. A good resource for any radiation safety officer.
Health Canada just published the results of the Canadian survey on diagnostic reference levels (DRL) in Canada for CT scans. DRLs are dosimetric indicators, established from surveys of imaging practice and provide guidance to help manage dose, so that the dose is commensurate with the clinical purpose.
Part of the Radioprotection Inc. team will be in Toronto from May17th to May 19th for the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual conference. The scientific program will include a talk on air crew dosimetry, challenges from CNSC licensees and many other topics. We will take the opportunity to discuss on the new tendencies with CNSC and we will come back to you with renewed approach and services.
We wish you health, and as little dose as possible ! To our customers, thank you for renewing your trust, we will exceed your expectations in 2016, and to our futur customers, choosing us is a resolution that will last, because Radioprotection Inc, is radiation safety, simply !
Humboldt Scientific received a letter from the CNSC in August 2015, stating that the certification of their nucleodensitometer Humboldt HS 5001 will expire by March 2016. Please note that we have learned that this certification will be renewed and if you do have this type of device, you can continue using it.
The CNSC have just issued its new Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015. One particular element of this regulation is that it will always refer to the latest version of the IAEA regulations. In 2015, according to the CNSC, we need to use the 2012 edition of the IAEA regulations. You need to recycle the 1996 edition ! The CNSC will issue a Newsletter on this topic soon. CNSC inspectors will progressivly apply the new requirements.
Radioprotection Inc. will give a conference at the Annual CRPA conference, in Winnipeg, May 12, 2015.
If you operate a clinic or an office in the Great Montreal région, in Gatineau area or in Abitibi, you probably know him: Alain Croussette, Radioprotection Inc. physicist is celebrating , first of May, his 30 years amongst the company. His loyalty, his professionalism and his great experience have made Radioprotection Inc. the performing company that you know. Merci Alain !
The city of Gatineau, near Ottawa, greets the Super-Exposcience science fair contest. Once again, the judges were pleased and impressed by the scientific projects submitted by the future Québec scientists.
Radioprotection Inc. gives a training to Association québécoise pour l’hygiène et la santé et sécurité au travail members. All the proceedings for this training were given to lAQHSST foundation.
Radioprotection Inc. meets CCSN to understand better the new orientations of this regulatory body. During the morning, we listen the obstacles that some nuclear medicine licensees needs to overcome and we try to find satisfactory solutions that would be beneficial to both CNSC and their licensees.
The sun is still causing preventable cancers and prevalence is still increasing. We talk a lot about ionizing radiation but non-ionizing radiation like UV-B is a known source of preventable cancers. What is the trick ? Yes, sunscreen of course, but better yet, avoid useless exposures, by avoid tanning beds that can give you the same dose of UV in 10 minutes as the sun would give you in one hour in July. To read.
CNSC gave a first Monetary Administrative Penalty (AMP) to a worker who used a nucleodensometer in an unsafe manner. 591$. Workers will have to think twice if they don’t want to see their name on the WEB.
CNSC is offering to any Certified Exposure Device Operators (CEDO) the opportunity to help them in testing their new certification exam: Past the test and be amongst the 100 first candidates to obtain at least 73%. You will then get a certificate renewal valid for a duration of 10 years instead of 5 years. For anyone who hates exams ?
We are pleased to mention that Vincent Pitre will add his expertise to our team of 4 physicists and physic engineers at Radioprotection Inc. Good luck Vincent in your new functions !
Stéphane Jean-François from Radioprotection Inc. acted as a judge for the Quebec Final of the Super-Exposcience in Saguenay, April 19th, 2013. Stéphane was participating for the 14th time as a judge in this provincial final reuniting young scientists from every region in Quebec.
October 2012: Radioprotection Inc. would like to welcome Isabelle Cérat, administrative assistant. Isabelle will deal with the office organization and accounting. Isabelle is a dynamic person who will add efficiency to Radioprotection’s operations. Good luck Isabelle in your new job!
Radioprotection Inc. was in Halifax for the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual meeting . Some news that were discussed in Halifax:
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licencees may taste a new ticketing system for findings after an inspection. The process will be discussed, make sure you voice your comments.
- A study is being performed about doses from portable gauges. The last study was performed by the Atomic Energy Control Board ! Stay Tuned…
Experience is years of work, trials, errors, and especially success. You can’t see experience, you can’t show it off, and you don’t always see it at a glance. But the physicists and engineer physicists of Radioprotection Inc. have an average of 19 years in the radiation safety industry, certification in the field of radiation safety, a former RSO to teach RSO courses, a former inspector to explain the law, people who have worked in nuclear power stations, university hospitals, research centres, heavy industry, and even in industrial emergency response teams for dozens of years. People active within the Canadian Radiation Protection Association and the Association des physiciens et ingénieurs biomédicaux du Québec. These are the people who visit your facilities to help you maintain a program that works and who will train you so you can better understand the important role that you play in radiation safety.
Since 1982, Radioprotection Inc. is at the heart of your radiation safety activities. A local company to help you meet the universal requirements of radiation safety: the health and safety of workers and members of the public, and the control of regulated devices and substances. A local company, working locally.
RADIOPROTECTION INC. MEANS, QUITE SIMPLY, RADIATION SAFETY.