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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

June 2017 - CARST Newsletter

05 Jul 2017 1:44 PM | Pam Warkentin (Administrator)


President's Message

As CARST grows and matures we having been re-analyzing why we exist, who our members are, and how best to support those members.

  

Our vision is to be the authoritative voice on radon in Canada and help Canadians reduce radon risk in their home, workplace and public environment by promoting public awareness, and supporting the transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers and public at large.


This summer, CARST and C-NRPP are pleased to be announcing a new level of partnership: as of July, all certified C-NRPP professionals will become members of CARST.  Joining forces with CARST will allow C-NRPP professionals to:

  • Benefit from CARST’s nation-wide partnerships and professional support programs
  • Clear up confusion on what is CARST and what is C-NRPP
  • Obtain preferred membership rates
  • Acquire increased access to the annual CARST conference, continuing education courses, and a growing number of webinars.  

Bringing over 200 radon professionals into the fold means that the CARST community will grow that much stronger, allowing for greater sharing of ideas, resources and research.  The increased membership numbers will help CARST continue to grow and develop new initiatives to support all radon professionals.


A simplified renewal process for both C-NRPP professionals and CARST members will make it easier for all members to stay up-to-date on their membership status,and not risk having their membership lapse unintentionally.  The membership fee structure has been revised with new membership packages available to help companies of all sizes find the membership package that works for them.  


The CARST administrative team will be contacting all members throughout the next few months, as the changes are implemented to explain how the new membership packages will work best for you.

The  CARST website is being revamped (target launch date August 15) with a more modern feel and clearer, quicker access to the information and resources that both professionals and homeowners need. The  Members-Only section is home to a growing number of CARST proprietary resources such guidance documents, the radon map, fan comparison document, and a more detailed members list.  Additional resources are being added as CARST continues to build partnerships with other health organizations across the county.  Partnerships with other industry associations will also allow for new opportunities.


The strength of CARST has always been its members. This continues to be true.  While the Canadian radon industry may not be large, it is a tight-knit community made up of dedicated individuals who are devoted to a common cause.  As CARST moves forward to meet the evolving needs of the radon industry and the general public, the unification of all Canadian radon professionals is key in solidifying our position as the radon authority in Canada.


CARST Announces 

New Membership Structure:

  • Individual Membership - $300
  • Corporate Membership - $500
  • Certified C-NRPP Member - $75 per year  (in addition to $100 per year certification fee)
  • Researcher/Student - $50 per year
  • Silver Membership - $1 500
  • Gold Membership - $2 500

 

Call to Action:

  • Start thinking about ideas for radon awareness in November 2017 - Radon Action Month



C-NRPP Update:


C-NRPP wants to remind professionals about the current practices for short-term testing.  Details can be found in the C-NRPP Communication Brief on Short Term Testing.  


Reminder that only devices on the C-NRPP list are approved for short-term testing in Canada.


The C-NRPP list can be found here.



Upcoming Events:

Interactive Radon Workshop

C-NRPP Measurement Course

C-NRPP Mitigation Course

Social Media Webinar


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For additional information on the various CARST committees or to sign up online, please visit the CARST website.  Not only will you have a chance to contribute to the radon industry and work with professionals from across the country, but involvement in the CARST committees also counts toward your C-NRPP Professional Practice credits.

HAPPY 150th CANADA

Enjoy the Canada Day weekend and celebrating 150 years of history.  So proud to be a Canadian organization working for you.






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