Donata Chaulk, CRPA’s PD committee chair and PD Portfolio director on the board of directors, recaps the live online sessions offered by the committee last year and highlights the value of members sharing their knowledge and learning from each other.
In this issue of the Bulletin, we’re introducing a new feature—From the Archives. For our first “From the Archives” feature, we’ve pulled out a personal account from member Tanya Vlaskalin relating to questions she was asked following the Fukushima disaster (originally published in 2011).
Let’s Be Clear: Risk Communication for Radiation Safety Professionals (Part I)—Be Clear, Concise, and Compelling
There is a broad range of professions that routinely interact with ionizing radiation, which means the work of radiation safety professionals is also wide ranging. Regardless of what industry you work in, the one constant is the need to protect workers and to help them understand and respects the risks when they are exposed to radiation.
Proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, in December 2021. In his article, Dave outlines the changes and encourages those who provide training for transportation and handling of dangerous goods to review the proposed changes express their views. Comments can be made until February 9, 2022.
The 68th session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which took place from June 21 to 25, 2021, was held virtually for the second year in a row due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
The duty to protect all Canadian workers, regardless of their workplace.
This coming February, CRPA joins with the Health Physics Society, the American Academy of Health Physics, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Nuclear Society, the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and the Mexican Society of Irradiation and Dosimetry to host the first ever North American Regional Congress for the International Radiation Protection Association. This will be a hybrid event held both virtually and in person in St. Louis, Missouri.
Communicating technical information to a non-technical audience without compromising intent or accuracy can be challenging.