The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates the use of radioactive material in Canada.

License and Permits

The CNSC issues a Consolidated License to the University to be administered by a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

The RSO issues permits to individuals working with radioactive materials. Laboratories and personnel must be in compliance with the regulations of the CNSC and with the Carleton University policies and procedures.

Radiation Safety Training

The RSO provides training session for all those working with radioisotopes. Information regarding radiation safety training is available on the EHS Radiation Safety Training page.

Radiation Safety Manual

The Radiation Safety Manual includes regulations and procedures for storage, use and disposal of sources of ionising radiation.

Every permit holder/lab must have a copy of the manual present. Copies can be obtained by printing from the web or by contacting the Radiation Safety Officer at extension 4329.

Radiation Safety Officer

The Radiation Safety Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining policies, regulations and procedures for the safe use and control of all sources of radiation owned or controlled by the University.

For additional information concerning the Carleton University, Radiation Safety Program contact the Radiation Safety Officer.