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This 1-day (8 hours) awareness course is designed to ensure that workers have a good understanding of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) including its origins, a basic understanding of radiation and its associated potential health hazards, and how to detect NORM and control radiation exposures. This provides workplaces with confidence to manage their personal safety in environments where NORM is potentially an issue.

How You Learn

The course is delivered in face-to-face format in our training facility in Toronto and Saskatoon or at your site by our skilled team of teachers are experienced educators. Appropriate refreshment breaks are included. Your learning is enhanced by lively discussions and activities.

You will receive a binder containing the course presentation slides.

Subjects Covered

  • Knowledge of NORM origins
  • A basic understanding of radioactivity and the associated health hazards
  • Familiarity with measures to control radiation exposure and limit risk
  • An introduction to the use of radiation detection instrumentation
  • An understanding of Health Canada’s Guidelines for the Management of NORM

Course Location

Toronto: National Education Center Location 165 Avenue Road, Suite 300, ON M5R 3S4

Accommodation The Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street W, is pleased to offer a group rate to our course participants. Once your course registration has been confirmed a link to the Eaton Chelsea will be sent to you. Please note, proof of your registration will be required upon hotel check-in.

The hotel is located 2 km from the Institute and a daily complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the hotel, departing at 8:30am and returning by 5:00pm.

Saskatoon: National Laboratories Location Innovation Place Research Park, 102 – 110 Research Drive, SK S7N 3R3

Accommodation For recommended hotels please contact Jolene Miner (306) 975 0566 ext 221

Contact us at 1 (800) 263 5803 or (416) 650 9090 to check availability for this course.

NORM Surveys

Oil and gas operations may bring to the surface naturally occurring radioactive materials such as uranium and thorium, radium 226 and radium 228. A quality NORM survey will detect radiation, its location and source. Armed with this information you can make better safety decisions for your workplace in order to decide on the necessary protection levels and control measures.

Our experienced scientific staff can carry out a tailor-made NORM survey and help you address your NORM hazards.


Ready To Do Your Own NORM Surveys?

A quality NORM Program, combined with worker awareness training, allows you to carry out your own NORM surveys. Talk to us today and let our compliance specialists develop a customized NORM Program to start reducing costs.


Contact us at 1 (800) 263 5803 or (416) 650 9090. Email us at:


  • Toronto June 26, 2019
    June 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm