Radiation Safety

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to keeping occupational radiation exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA), social and economic factors being taken into account. Under the Radiation Safety Policy, individuals working with nuclear substance or radiation devices must meet all legislative requirements and must adhere to the administrative procedures and operational rules for their possession, use, storage, transportation and disposal as set forth in the university's Radiation Safety Code of Practice and Procedures Manual and supporting documentation.

The University of Saskatchewan requires that all groups intending to possess, use, store, transport or dispose of any sealed or unsealed nuclear substance or radiation device obtain a nuclear substance permit.

The following ionizing and non-ionizing radiation equipment shall be registered with Safety Resources, but do not require a nuclear substance permit.

  • X-ray generating equipment;
  • Lasers (Class 3b and 4 only);
  • Ultrasound equipment;
  • Gas chromatographs that contain radioactive sources;
  • Liquid Scintillation Counters
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment.

Important Updates

The Radiation Safety Refresher Course is now available online. Register Now.

Codes and Standards

Procedures and Guidelines


Contact the Radiation Safety team if you have questions or require assistance.