Category: Regular Columns
In Part II of the Risk Communication for Radiation Safety Professionals series, we begin to explore how plain language can make your risk communication easier to understand and more effective.
As Dave was writing his editorial for this issue, he was reflecting on how much had changed since he wrote his last editorial back in the fall of 2021.
The CRPA(R) designation is the highest level of competency for radiation safety professionals recognized by CRPA at the Canadian level. The annual exam is typically administered at the annual CRPA conference. While the conference and the exam were cancelled in 2020, and there was no conference in 2021, the association did find a way to offer the registration exam last year. The first remote CRPA(R) exam was held on November 28, 2021, in Burnaby, BC, and Hamilton, ON.
Diana acknowledges that, for many of us, the start of this year feels ominously like the last. While mustering hope, energy, and optimism for the future has gotten more and more difficult, she encourages readers to take a moment to remember how much we’ve overcome.
After enjoying the holiday break and spending time with family, Grant is thinking about his plans for the upcoming year. The plans have been made, but amid the uncertainty of living with COVID, the implementation is not quite so clear. Perhaps that’s why he’s identified change as a theme for this first issue of the Bulletin for 2022.
It has taken me longer to write this message than I’m willing to admit. (Sorry Dave.) I kept thinking I needed to share some great nugget of wisdom to mark my transition to the role of president.
I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed all year hoping to avoid it, but it’s finally happened—we’re having a virtual Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) inspection at my workplace, University Health Network.
It’s mid-May, and South Texas is experiencing a cool, refreshing 15°C morning (by Texas standards). I hope you’re keeping well in these strange times!
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.”