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Job Requirements

Radiation Safety Technicians provide radiation safety and radiation emergency preparedness technical advice and assistance to internal and external personnel.

They obtain, analyze, and evaluate radiation operating, maintenance and technical data. They carry out special projects and participate in work planning through the evaluation of safety impacts. Radiation safety technicians prepare work plans for radiation safety in accordance with established guidelines and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of radiation equipment instruments and control devices. (Source: Power Workers’ Union)

Educational requirements:
2-3 year Technician/Technologist, post-secondary training program; completion of in-house radiation protection training program.

National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC code:

  • 22232 – Occupational health and safety specialists

Working Conditions

Radiation Safety Tech in protective uniform works in an x-ray laboratory.
  • Individuals working in power generating facilities and plants spend the majority of their shifts on their feet completing their tasks which can include monitoring, servicing, and testing.
  • Typically, work is completed in 12-hour shifts, which include days, nights and extend over weekends and holidays to ensure 24/7 power generation.