Ionizing Radiation - Radioactive Material

In recognition of this the University of Ottawa, has mandated the University of Ottawa's Radiation Safety Committee and ORM to develop a Radiation Safety Program that not only ensures compliance but facilitates research activity. To this end, the Assistant Director of Radiation and Biosafety and the Risk Management Specialist - Radiation, develop and modify the Radiation Safety Program to meet both the needs of regulatory bodies and users.

Internal Radioisotope Permits (contact: are issued to Principal Investigators, which identify what material may be used, as well as authorized locations and personnel. It is critical that all users comply with the Permit Conditions, requirements outlined in the Radiation Safety Manual and procedures associated with the program.

Should questions or concerns arise, we are happy to discuss and find solutions to any problem or clarify any issue that may arise.

Lab needs-Permits

Adding a new lab personnel

Forms - contact

Radiations Safety Manual to obtain copy contact:

Table of Contents

  • Accident, Incident and Occupational Disease Reporting
  • What is ALARA?
  • Chart of Radionuclides
  • CNSC Criteria (ALI, EQ, Radionuclide Classification...)
  • Compliance
  • Conversion Tables
  • Decommissioning
  • Depleted Uranium
  • Dosimetry
  • Inventory
  • Laboratory Classification
  • Liquid Scintillation
  • Monitoring Activities (Contamination, leak testing, dose rate...)
  • Purchasing
  • RSDS
  • Radiation Signage
  • Security
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Spill Response
  • Using a Survey Meter
  • Waste Management
  • Wipe Test Calculator
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