Next Session: January 23-36, 2017

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/video session, a practical laboratory session, and a quiz. The training covers the basic theoretical principles of radiation protection, SFU procedures for documentation of usage of radioactive sources, disposal of resulting wastes, 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 Counting.

Participants must 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. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12:00
SSB 7172


Lab (Choose Session I or II):

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 


Tutorial and Quiz
SSC 9051 Trottier Studio
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
C9051 (Trottier Studio)

Bring a calculator to the quiz. You will need the lecture notes and a copy of the Radiation Safety Manual which can be downloaded from the Radiation Safety website.

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 complete the online offering, click here. For information or concerns, contact Kate Scheel,

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. Hand-outs will be provided. 

Laser Safety Orientation

Wednesday October 18, 2017

9:30am - 1:00 p.m.
SSB 7172

TO REGISTER, click here

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