Human Resources

X-Ray Safety

Western University is currently registered with the Ontario Ministry of Labour to use and store the X-ray equipment. The University has established the X-ray Safety Program to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act and X-ray Safety Regulation. The X-ray Safety Program structure includes the Senior Management, the Radiation Safety Coordinator and the Radiation Safety Committee.

The University issues the Internal Permits to a University employee who is the Principal Investigator or Person in Charge of the locations where the X-ray equipment are used or stored. All users must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be 18 years of age. Complete the Western University X-ray Safety Training Program: X-ray Safety Training Course and specific hands-on training on a particular X-ray machine by Person in Charge or Contact Person. Be designated as X-ray Worker. Have an Internal Permit or work under an Internal Permit. Wear the required dosimeters (TLD badges). Be familiar with the Western University X-ray Safety Manual.
  2. Pregnant X-ray Worker must inform her Permit Holder and the Radiation Safety Coordinators soon as she is aware of her condition.

Western is committed to taking every reasonable precaution, as is practical, to maintain radiation exposure to staff, students and the public to ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). The X-ray Safety Program is designated to keep radiation exposures to ALARA by:

  1. Management control over work practices. Personnel qualification and training. Control of occupational and public exposure to radiation.
  2. Planning for emergency situations.

For access to other related forms, click on "Documents and Forms" from the bottom banner of this page and go to Forms> Health & Safety.

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact Hoa Ly, Radiation Safety Coordinator at 519-661-2111 ext 84746 or e-mail at hly@uwo.ca.