This is the first of a series of short articles in which Stéphane Jean-François uses his 25 years of experience in various fields (medical, research, industrial, etc.) to provide tips and tricks for radiation safety officers (RSOs). He begins with a suggestion to avoid decimals when possible because people understand whole numbers better.
The Federal Provincial Territorial Radiation Protection Committee was created to advance the development and harmonization of practices and standards for radiation protection within federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions. The committee meets every year to allow regulatory radiation protection officials from across Canada to share information, discuss challenges, and recommend courses of action.
Recently, our facility experienced a COVID-19 outbreak (based on the Saskatchewan Government definition of two or more cases in the same workplace). I am relieved to report the events and outcomes were somewhat less dramatic than a Hollywood movie.
If you’re a regular reader of the CRPA Bulletin, you know Chief Editor Dave Niven makes a habit of interviewing interesting people involved in radiation protection. In this issue, Dave continues his interview series by talking with Diana Moscu, CRPA’s new president.
COVID-19 has dominated every facet of our lives for over 16 months now. CRPA has had to hold two annual general meetings virtually, cancel our annual conference for a second time, extend the qualification period for the CRPA(R) certified members, and adapt to the “new normal.”