On April 6, 2021, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) co-hosted Rad Women in Canada, a virtual question and answer panel to discuss the lives and careers of female radiation and nuclear professionals.
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.