Radiation Safety Awareness Training Online

Radiation Safety Awareness Training Online

Everyone is exposed to radiation in their daily lives. People who work directly with or around radiation have a higher risk for health problems without proper safety precautions.

Course Duration
30 minutes



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Radiation Safety Awareness provides workers in the healthcare setting– and their supervisors with a basic understanding of radiation and radiation safety in the workplace.

Who Needs Radiation Safety Training?

All workers in healthcare facilities, including supervisors.

Course Outline

What is Radiation?

  • Energy travelling in the form of waves or particles
  • Atoms
  • Sources of radiation
  • Ionizing radiation and Non-ionizing radiation
  • Background radiation
  • Artificial radiation

Health Effects of Radiation

  • Dose of radiation
  • Long-term chronic exposure
  • Short-term acute exposure
  • Typical exposures in healthcare

Protection from Radiation

  • Time
  • Distance
  • Shielding
  • Contamination control
  • Radiation safety awareness precautions
  • Radiation warning signs and labels

Regulation of Radiation

  • Federal
  • Provincial