Final Evaluation Report is out: The role of the RSO
Radioprotection Inc. have contributed to this evaluation work on the role of the RSO. Results, findings and solutions to improve the role of the RSO are available in this exhaustive report.
Your radiation protection team this Fall
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.
Radiation Protection Safety Culture
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!
We are a strong player in radiation protection in Quebec.
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. Consult the scientific program.
You will like her !
For Valentine’s day, we are happy to report that Manon Rouleau left the Public Health Care System to join Radioprotection Inc. You will appreciate this radiation protection professional as this professional loves radiation protection. Learn More.
Radioprotection is at ICRP's international symposium
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.
What a week for radiation protection!
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 !
Imaging Winter School
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.
Radionuclide Information Booklet
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.
A relevant survey: The DRLs in Canada
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.
Radioprotection Inc. will be at the CRPA conference
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.
Happy New Year 2016!
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 !
Certification will be renewed
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.
Something new, coming back from vacations: Class 7 Transportation
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.
French worker dose report-2014
IRSN have just published a nice infography on French worker dosimetry. They even include airplane workers.
New cancer cases expected to rise dramatically within 15 years
Sorry to put some info-reality during this great season, but radiations are not really the first cause for cancer. Population aging and increasing are the two potential causes for this surge within 15 years. Good news, the incidence remains stable.
Radioprotection Inc. is at CRPA annual congress
Radioprotection Inc. will give a conference at the Annual CRPA conference, in Winnipeg, May 12, 2015.
Congratulations Alain Croussette!
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 !
Radioprotection Inc. is judging at la Super-Exposcience Hydro-Québec, provincial level
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. is at AQHSST.
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. is now taking Visa and MasterCard
Radioprotection Inc. is assisting to CNSN workshop 101 and take part to a special discussion group on nuclear medicine.
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.
Radioprotection Inc. presents a conference on radiation protection in the medical/research field at the annual conference of the APIBQ.
Radioprotection was invited by the Association des physiciens et ingénieurs biomédicaux du Québec to present conférence on radiation protection in the medical field and the applied research field.
Recent cancer report publication-Health Canada
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.
The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel review Safety Code 6
According to the experts, we can’t conclude on the potential risks of the exposure limits found in Safety Code 6, but we need to pursue our studies.
A first AMP for a Quebec worker
CNSC gave a first Monetary Administrative Penalty (AMP) to a worker who used a nucleodensometer in an unsafe manner. 591$. Workers will have to think twice if they don’t want to see their name on the WEB.
New services for our customers !
In 2014, we are offering 2 new services for our customers : The customer login page that allow you to manage your radiation safety program, free of charge, and the 24/7 emergency response lign , following the request of many customers. Contact us !
AMP program is applied
The administrative Monetary Penalty program issued a first AMP to a licensee. The fee is 14860$
Consultation period regarding the Radiation Protection Regulations
One of the most important regulation for the RSO is under revision, the Radiation Protection Regulations. Check the changes, the lens of the eye dose amongst other…Consultation period is ending December 9, 2013.
Help CNSC and CNSC might help you in return…
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 ?
CNSC’s AMPs are now a reality !
The AMPs Regulations came into force and were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on July 3, 2013.
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Radioprotection Inc. gives a Transport of Dangerous Goods, class 7 training during the Annual Conference of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association.
Radioprotection Inc. welcomes a new physicist
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 !
Radioprotection Inc. is a judge at Super-Exposcience Hydro-Québec
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.
The team is growing!
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!
YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE-CNSC-AMP
August 2012: There you go ! As we were telling you in May, CNSC is now asking for your comments on their new Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP) program. The end of the comment period is September 14, 2012. It is of your interest to read and comment the following document. Administrative Monetary Penalties
CRPA Annual conference-HALIFAX
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.