Next Session: January 2019

Radioisotope Safety Training for the use of radionuclides in research and teaching is offered every semester. Completion of the training course is mandatory for all faculty, staff and students who are new to SFU and who will be using radionuclides, regardless of previous training. The course meets the requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

The Radiation Safety Training consists of a lecture, a practical laboratory session, and a tutorial. The training covers the basic theoretical principles of radiation protection, SFU procedures for documentation of usage of radioactive material, disposal of resulting waste, personnel exposure, and contamination control as required by federal regulations. Instruction will also be provided in emergency response, decontamination techniques and the use of Liquid Scintillation Counter.

Participants are required to attend the lecture, one lab session, and complete the online quiz and assignment in order to receive certification. 

The course is free for SFU faculty, staff and graduate students.The cost for off-campus participants and co-op students employed off-campus: $500.00. 


January 8th, 2019

9:30 am - noon,  SSB 7172

Lab (Choose Session I or II):

January 9th, 2019

9:30 am- 12 pm  or   1:30 pm-4 pm ,  SSC B7249


January 11 th, 2019

9:30 am -11 am, SSC B9242

There will be a online quiz and a take-home portion that will be graded. You will need the lecture notes and the Radiation Safety Manual for the quiz. The manual can be downloaded from the Radiation Safety website.

For more information contact Dr. Jutta R.-Haunerland (ph:778-782-3633; email

Registration :

The course is free to SFU faculty, staff and students.

To register, click here

X-Ray Safety Training 

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their supervision who are working with X-ray generating equipment are trained.  X-ray Safety Orientation is available through an online module, followed by an online quiz. To register for the online offering, click here. For information or concerns, contact Jutta Rickers-Haunerland.

Following successful completion of the quiz, you can apply for a radiation badge by completing the form at:



Laser Safety Training

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their supervision who are working with or near lasers are trained. Laser users may include operators, technicians, engineers, and service personnel. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a quiz.  

Laser Safety Orientation

Monday October 1, 2018

9am to 1pm

SSB 7172

To register click here

For any comments/concerns and registration information, please email Monica Szczepina at