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Lunch, Learn, and Dance Wellness Webinars

Taking a whole-body view to wellness, we have developed a series of webinars which are being presented from February until June, 2021. Each webinar will include a half-hour long information session in a topic pertaining to radiation safety and a half-hour dance session to get you moving. Each will begin at 12:00 PM Eastern with our Liaison Scientist, Lynn MacDonald, and feature one of the dance studios in the Greater Toronto Area beginning at 12:30. Join us at noon or at 12:30, as often as you like throughout the winter and spring. To register for the webinars, please click on the links in the table below. Once the webinar has been presented, a link to the video, slide deck, and Q&A will be available in the table replacing the registration link.

DateTopicDescriptionRegistration Link/Link to Video & Notes
Feb
4
Understanding RadiationIn our first webinar, we give an overview of  matters concerning radiation and radiation safety for workers and other members of the public.Video: https://youtu.be/O592tGWXt98
PDF Slides: Understanding Radiation
Q&A: Understanding Radiation Q&A
Feb
11
Radiation Awareness for Health Care WorkersIn this session, we introduce some fundamental concepts of radiation safety as it applies to a health care setting.Video: https://youtu.be/6gIAna5wpmI
PDF Slides: Radiation Awareness for Health Care Workers
Feb
18
Uses of RadiationRadiation is used in many different ways. Discover where you might encounter radiation in the workplace and the community based on industry and type of radiation.Video: https://youtu.be/tUPgaHlMMgU
PDF Slides: Uses of Radiation
Feb
25
Health Effects of Exposure to RadiationWhat are the health effects of being exposed to radiation, and how is this determined? Join this webinar to find out.Video: https://youtu.be/qI6qGF9eapE
PDF Slides: Health Effects of Exposure to Radiation
Q&A: Health Effects of Exposure to Radiation Q&A
Mar
4
Radiation Safety in the Operating RoomThis webinar provides an overview of sources of radiation, health effects of radiation, radiation protection principles, radiation safety, and dosimetry as it applies to the operating room setting.Video: https://youtu.be/QWUJ7BR6Up4
PDF Slides: Radiation Safety in the Operating Room
Q&A: Operating Room Q&A
Mar
11
PPE and DosimetryLearn how PPE and dosimetry are used to protect workers from exposure to radiation in the workplace.Video: https://youtu.be/r4FxgMe9tbg
PDF Slides: PPE and Dosimetry
Mar
18
Mathematics ReviewBrush up on the mathematics skills related to half-lives, shielding, and cancer risk. Topics include exponents, logarithmic functions, and probability.Video: https://youtu.be/OKwkq2TEHOE
PDF Slides: Mathematics Review
Apr
1
Regulatory Bodies and International AgenciesWho ensures that radioactive sources and x-ray machines are used safely in the workplace? This webinar will cover agencies in Canada and around the world responsible for radiation safety, their particular responsibilities, and the resources they provide.Video: https://youtu.be/v4j3zQq9nTQ
PDF Slides: Regulatory Bodies and International Agencies
Apr
8
EMF & WifiLearn about EMF and Wifi: what they are, sources, health effects, and exposure guidelines.Video: https://youtu.be/ZIXPObLn59I
PDF Slides: EMF and WiFi
Q&A: EMF and WiFi Q&A
Apr
22
RadonWe are all exposed to radiation daily. Radon is an odourless, colourless, radioactive gas which can build up inside buildings. Learn what it is, how it is detected, and how to mitigate for it.Video: https://youtu.be/dBx_teeE7Yo
PDF Slides: Radon
Q&A: Radon Q&A
May
6
Laser SafetyThe webinar will explain how light and lasers work, the health hazards associated with using lasers, and the principles of laser safety.Video: https://youtu.be/lLzkdF9SYnY
PDF Slides: Laser Safety
Q&A: Laser Safety Q&A
May
13
Radiation Safety Issues in PET/CTThis webinar gives an overview of what PET/CT is, the types of ionizing radiation used in PET/CT, doses, and radiation safety concerns. It includes a number of resources for PET/CT safety, including the http://canadasafeimaging.ca/ initiative.Video: https://youtu.be/DRdYU8ic6lQ
PDF Slides: Radiation Safety Issues in PET/CT
References & Resources: PET/CT R&R
Q&A: PET-CT Q&A
May
27
NORM AwarenessLearn about naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and the Canadian NORM guidelines.Video: https://youtu.be/FaPnYysQV8Y
PDF Slides: NORM Awareness
Jun
10
Mining – All About Airborne HazardsThis webinar covers aspects of radon, diesel, and silica awareness for workers in the mining industry.Video: https://youtu.be/2KzcmzBsJrA
PDF Slides: Mining – All About Airborne Hazards
References and Resources: Mining Airborne Hazards R&R
Q&A: Mining Airborne Hazards Q&A
Jun
17
UltravioletThis session will explain what ultraviolet light is, what it can be used for, and health concerns due to exposure to UV light.Video: https://youtu.be/GDYXBF29ShY
PDF Slides: Ultraviolet
References and Resources: Ultraviolet R&R

 

During the months of May and June, our dance partner is Salem Dance Company.  Led by 2x Canadian Latin Dance Champion Anastasiya Zhuravska, Salem Dance Company provides high quality dance training in a variety of Latin Rhythms such as Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Latin Fusion, and more. The studio specializes in providing competitive and performance training for dancers through workshops, courses, and private lessons. Salem Dance Company trains in-house competitive dance teams for student, amateur and semi-pro dancers in the ladies and kids categories. Their mission is to provide a safe and judgement-free training space where dancers can continuously hone their craft. We look forward to dancing with Anastasiya.

Ultraviolet

 

Find the recordings of past webinars here:

DateDescription
May 26, 2017Foundations of an X-Ray Safety Program for Industrial X-Ray Users
Jun 21, 2017Introduction to Radon for High Water Use Facilities
Jun 29, 2017Safety in Fluoroscopy for Staff and Patients
Jul 13, 2017Radiation Safety in the Workplace
Aug 9, 2017Foundation of a Radiation Safety Program (Nuclear)