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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.

Date Topic Description Registration Link/Link to Video & Notes
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:
PDF Slides: Understanding Radiation
Q&A: Understanding Radiation Q&A
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:
PDF Slides: Radiation Awareness for Health Care Workers
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:
PDF Slides: Uses of Radiation
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:
PDF Slides: Health Effects of Exposure to Radiation
Q&A: Health Effects of Exposure to Radiation Q&A
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:
PDF Slides: Radiation Safety in the Operating Room
Q&A: Operating Room Q&A
PPE and Dosimetry Learn how PPE and dosimetry are used to protect workers from exposure to radiation in the workplace. Video:
PDF Slides: PPE and Dosimetry
Mathematics Review Brush up on the mathematics skills related to half-lives, shielding, and cancer risk. Topics include exponents, logarithmic functions, and probability. Video:
PDF Slides: Mathematics Review
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:
PDF Slides: Regulatory Bodies and International Agencies
EMF & Wifi Learn about EMF and Wifi: what they are, sources, health effects, and exposure guidelines. Video:
PDF Slides: EMF and WiFi
Q&A: EMF and WiFi Q&A
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:
PDF Slides: Radon
Q&A: Radon Q&A
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:
PDF Slides: Laser Safety
Q&A: Laser Safety Q&A
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 initiative. Video:
PDF Slides: Radiation Safety Issues in PET/CT
References & Resources: PET/CT R&R
NORM Awareness Learn about naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and the Canadian NORM guidelines. Video:
PDF Slides: NORM Awareness
Mining – All About Airborne Hazards This webinar covers aspects of radon, diesel, and silica awareness for workers in the mining industry. Video:
PDF Slides: Mining – All About Airborne Hazards
References and Resources: Mining Airborne Hazards R&R
Q&A: Mining Airborne Hazards Q&A
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:
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.



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)