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X-Ray Safety Officer Certificate Course (XSO) |

A unique 3-day program designed to prepare you to fulfill your legal obligations surrounding X-ray safety in the workplace. Across Canada, many employers and employees responsible for workplace safety are not fully aware of regulations governing the use of X-ray equipment in the workplace. Yet, every province and territory has such regulations. These regulations have the force of law. For example, in most provinces, regulations require that an employer designate and provide the name of a qualified person to oversee the safe use of X-ray equipment. Federal regulations also apply. When you complete the requirements of the three-day X-ray Safety Officer (XSO) course and receive your XSO Certificate, you will be more knowledgeable about your employer’s legal obligations and more confident about your ability to meet them.

Subject Covered:

Structure of matter
Understanding radiation
X-rays: radiation made by machine
Radiation quantities and units
Biological and health effects of exposure to X-rays
X-ray systems, X-ray imaging and safety survey
Scattering and attenuation of X-rays
Radiation detection, instrumentation and dosimetry
Radiation protection principles and practices
Hands-on exercises in the practical application of radiation protection principles
What the law requires: Key federal, provincial and territorial regulations on x-ray safety


Fulfill your legal obligations surrounding X-ray safety in the workplace


Date and Time: October 15-17, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K6

For More Information Contact Tara Hargreaves, Staff Scientist and Manager of Training Tel: (416) 650 9090 ext. 23 | Fax (416) 650 9920 | Email:


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Your Instructors:

Dr. Curtis Caldwell, Chief Scientist,
Curtis has over 25 years of experience as a Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Consultant. Before joining the Institute, he held positions as a hospital-based Radiation Physicist and Corporate RSO, as well as being a Class II RSO for a commercial cyclotron facility. Through a small consulting firm, he has previously provided radiation safety services to numerous Nuclear Medicine and X-ray facilities across Canada, as well as to industrial users of large x-ray and/or radioactive sources. He has held academic appointments in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, as well as the Department of Physics, Ryerson University. Dr. Caldwell has been active in academic research, having more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. As Chief Scientist, Dr. Caldwell is responsible for providing direction to the Institute’s scientific staff, including Radiation Protection Services, National Laboratory Operations, and National Education Programs.


Natalia Mozayani, Executive Director

Together with the members of the Executive Team, Ms. Mozayani is responsible for the Institute’s overall strategic direction. In addition, she manages RSIC marketing and communications’ portfolio, and leads business development initiatives. Ms Mozayani brings years of experience in implementation of international development projects and strong business management skills.

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