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Radiation Safety and Wellness Webinars

Based on the feedback from the Lunch, Learn, and Dance Wellness Webinar series, we are back with more. People had different ideas of how to improve the series; we were asked for webinars with guest speakers, technical webinars for those working in the field, and to continue webinars for a general audience. They also wanted variety in the wellness portion. One thing was common: everyone said we should continue. Similar to our previous series, we are continuing to bring you radiation safety content along with wellness sessions to support your overall well-being.

The upcoming series will be comprised of 12 webinars between November 2021 until the end of August 2022. As the series develops, information about the sessions will be posted here and on our social media sites. As they complete, we will change the registration links to a link to the video recording and any resource materials. We’re glad to be back, and hope you can join us!

Date & Topic Description Registration or
Video & Notes
Nov 30, 2021:
Radon
In our first webinar of our new series, Pam Warkentin from the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) will join us to discuss why and how you should test your home for radon, and what to do with the results. This 40-minute discussion will be followed by a 20-minute mindfulness session facilitated by Theresa Meikle of Mindful Pathways. Registration Link

Lunch, Learn, and Dance Wellness Webinars

Taking a whole-body view to wellness, we developed a series of 15 webinars which were presented from February until June, 2021. Each webinar included a half-hour long information session in a topic pertaining to radiation safety and a half-hour dance session to get us moving. Below are links to recordings of the information session portion of the webinars along with supporting materials.

Date Topic Description Link to Video & Notes
Feb
4
Understanding Radiation In 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 Workers In 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 Radiation Radiation 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 Radiation What 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 Room This 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 Dosimetry Learn 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 Review Brush 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 Agencies Who 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 & Wifi Learn 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
Radon We 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 Safety The 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/CT This 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 Awareness Learn 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 Hazards This 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
Ultraviolet This 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

Find the recordings of past webinars here:

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