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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk


Upcoming events

    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • EPCOR Tower Conference Centre. (8th Floor, 10423—101 Street) Emonton, AB

    RADON SEMINAR 

    Topics to be Discussed:

    • Health Canada Intro Regulations & Guidelines 
    • Radon Gas: The Basics 
    • Radon Surveys 
    • Radon Mitigation Options / Panel Discussion 

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 Time: 9:00 am—12:00 pm

     

    Presenters: Curt LaMontagne of C5 Plus Ltd. 

    Bruce MacKenzie of MacKenzie Mgmt Consutling 

    Ian Hooper –Executive Director for AB OH&S Partnership & the COR Program 

    Matthew Rogerson—AB OH&S Specialist & Hygienist


    Click here for more information : http://bomaedm.ca/uploaded/HSBrochure_2018.pdf


    Synopsis:

    Almost 400 Albertans die from largely preventable radon induced lung cancers every year. Your building may be contributing to that grim statistic.

    Contrary to popular opinion, radon gas is commonplace in Alberta, and is higher than the national average in Calgary and several other areas of the province.

    Health Canada (and many other organizations) want you to test for and, if necessary, mitigate radon gas in your facilities. They’ve even recently published a guide on how to test for radon in commercial and public buildings. The good news is it’s relatively simple and inexpensive to test. The not so good news is that the financial risks for property and facility managers can be significant if elevated levels are found.

    This seminar will cover the basic requirements to comply with the new Health Canada guidelines, but also focus on best practices for managing radon surveys and mitigation practices. Those best practices will include tools to knowledgably work with radon consultants and contractors, explore alternative mitigation strategies if necessary, and minimize the financial risks. 

    At the end of this seminar, the participant will:

    • Have a good understanding of the basic principles of the new Health Canada radon guidelines for Commercial and other Public Buildings;
    • Understand why radon is a health risk and how it gets into and throughout buildings;
    • What options are available if elevated levels of radon gas are found;
    • Have enough knowledge to effectively deal with radon consultants and contractors.
    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Edmonton, AB
    • 26
    Register

    Join us for a workshop on:

    Radon Concerns in New Non-Residential Construction

    November 1, 2018 -  8:45am - 3pm

    Wood Vale Golf Club on the Mill Woods Golf Course, 4540 50th St.  NW, Edmonton, AB

    Cost $85.00 per person   ($75 for CARST Members)

    Lunch Included

    Table Top Booths: $200 per booth


    Schedule:

    8:45 - 9:15am Registration

    9:15 - Intro to Radon

    9:30 - Overview of considerations for designing Non-Residential Construction

    10:00 - Alberta Infrastructure: Sharing their experience and guidance

    10:30 - Mitigation Systems from an Installers, including Feasibility testing and Alternative Approaches

    11:00 - Radon Measurement – Post construction

    11:30 - C-NRPP and benefits of certification

    12-1pm Lunch

    1 - 3:00 pm  Panel Discussion 


    Presenters Include:

    Colin Dumais, Radonwest

    Colin Wildgrube and Danny DaSilva, Alberta Infrastructure

    Curt LaMontagne, C5Plus

    Pam Warkentin, C-NRPP

    Registration deadline:

    October 26, 2018


    This workshop is for: Architects, Engineers, Building Designers, Building Facility Managers, Spec Writers, Radon Professionals

    Limited space… Register EARLY.

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Burnaby, BC
    • 17
    Register

    C-NRPP Certification Course:

    Radon Measurement and Mitigation Professional

    Burnaby, BC

    Cost:

    $2 500 (exam fee included)


    Radon Measurement Course(only): $740.00

    Radon Mitigation Course (only) : $1 950 (must have previously take the Radon Measurement Course)

    Location: Element Vancouver Metrotown & Trattoria Burnaby, 5988 Willingdon Avenue,  Burnaby, BC V5H 2A7

    Note, the course will include field experience which will be offsite, the offsite location will be close to the classroom location and will be provided to you during the first day of the course.


    Course Focus:

    Radon awareness is increasing, and with it is the need for properly trained professionals to help homeowners reduce their indoor radon levels.  This course is designed to prepare people to become Radon Mitigation Professionals certified through C-NRPP.  It is based on Health Canada's scientific approach to radon mitigation.  Course participants will be trained in techniques to interpret radon test results, understand radon entry, conduct diagnostic testing and design and/or installation of radon mitigation systems and determine the most effective way to manage radon concentrations within buildings.

    All course participants will receive access to the CERTI online Radon Measurement and Radon Mitigation course for 1 year.  This information will be emailed once registration is confirmed.  

    The objectives of the course include:

    • Understanding radon
    • understanding radon entry
    • Site survey in a residential dwelling
    • Communication Test with micromanometer
    • Design of piping and fan fitting
    • Identify difficulties in installation
    • Hands on experience

    This course is essential for: Home Builders, Building Inspectors, Public Health Officials, Plumbers, Architects, Engineers, Building Designers

    This course will prepare you for C-NRPP Certification.  You can find information on the steps and cost of certification here.

    Registration deadline October 26, but register early as we limit the number of participants to due to the hands on portion of the course.


    Course Schedule:

    Measurement Section:

    Thursday, November 1 - 8 am Registration 
    - In Class session 8:30am - 5pm

    Friday, November 2   
    - In Class session 8:30am - 5pm

    Mitigation Section:
    Saturday, November 3  
    • In Class session 8:30 - 5pm
    • Location: TBA

    Sunday, November 4 - 8:30 - 5pm
    • 1/2 day Field Exercises 
    • 1/2 day in classroom 
    • Location: TBA
    • Field Location: TBA (will be provided to course participants)
    • Measurement Exam - 7-9pm

    Monday, November 5
    • Field Exercises 8:30 - 5pm
    • In Field Location: TBA (will be provided to course participants)
               
    Tuesday, November 6
    • Question and Answer Session 9 am-noon
    • Mitigation Exam 1-4pm 
    • Location: TBA
    Course Instructor: Marcel Brascoupe

    Marcel Brascoupe has many years experience working on radon mitigations in Canada.  He is one of our premier Canadian trainers and he is fluent in both English and French.  He has worked with Health Canada on designing and installing systems as part of their research projects, and he tested and fixed two First Nation communities through training and empower local workers with in the community.  He is an engaging trainer with varied experiences that he freely shares with his course participants.
    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Element Vancouver Metrotown 5988 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia

    7th B.C. Radon Workshop

    November 8, 2018

    Burnaby, BC

    "Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions"


    The BC Lung Association is holding its 7th Annual Radon Workshop on November 8, 2018 at the Element Hotel in Burnaby, BC. The objective of the workshop is to provide a platform for experts in the field to share their knowledge in addition to building collaborative partnerships to reduce radon induced lung cancer death in our province and Canada.

    Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after smoking. Considering that radon is a public health problem, any action plan activities need to be managed in coordination with the different sectors in society.

    This workshop will present ideas, challenges and case studies from experts in the field. Workshop participants will be inspired and encouraged to take action in reducing the radon exposure of the BC population and associated lung cancer risk.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Continuing Education

    C-NRPP Professionals can use the workshop as six (6) credits for the Professional Development Credits of their Professional Practice Credits.

    Registration Fees

    $50.00

    $25.00 (students)

    Exhibitor: $100.00

    Considering the theme of the upcoming workshop, we are soliciting case studies for presentation and discussion in the Meet the Expert Session. As this is an interactive session, a panel of experts will weigh in on various aspects of the cases with input from the presenter and the audience.

    If interested, please submit a 3-sentence synopsis of your case and the merits of the case that pose a challenge. Cases can be submitted under the following categories:

    1. Ventilation
    2. Passive System
    3. Active System

    A panel will review all submissions and choose three (3) cases for a 5-minute presentation and discussion during the workshop.

    Guidelines:

    • Any practicing certified mitigator/contractor in British Columbia is eligible to submit their case/cases.
    • Submit your cases by filling out the form below.
    • Deadline for submission is September 28 ,2018.
    • Additional two (2) Professional Practice Credits will be awarded to cases chosen for presentation.
    • Free registration and one-night hotel accommodation will be provided to the presenters.

    Click here to submit a case study.

    Join us for the pre-event meeting with a chance to network with industry professionals, exchange views and discuss challenges, as well as joining a professional development session. Open to members of the BC Radon Task Force and to certified mitigators. Limited seats available. Registration required.

    Date

    November 7, 2018

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Professional Development Session (C-NRPP Professional practice credit - TBD)
    • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Networking Reception (includes appetizers and drinks)

    Venue

    Element Vancouver Metrotown

    5988 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

    Registration Fee

    $30.00

    Click here to register for the pre-event meeting. Only 30 seats available.

    Questions? Contact us at:

    radonworkshop@bc.lung.ca

    British Columbia Lung Association

    2675 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

    T: 604.731.5864 TF: 1.800.665.5864


    • 22 Nov 2018
    • Moncton, NB
    • 50
    Register

    Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.  According to Health Canada's cross-Canada survey, New Brunswick leads the country in number of homes above guideline.

    Considering that radon is a public health problem, any action plan activities need to be managed in coordination with the different sectors in society.

    This workshop will present ideas, share challenges and provide innovative solutions from experts in the field.  It will also include opportunities to network with others from various organizations.  Workshop participants will be inspired and encouraged to take action in reducing the radon exposure and associated lung cancer risk.

    When: November 22, 2018 - 9:30am - 3pm (lunch and snacks included)

    Where: Moncton, NB - Specific location details will be provided soon.

    Agenda and presentation topics are being finalized.  If you have a suggestion or would like to participate as a presenter please contact Pam at p_warkentin@carst.ca.

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Saskatoon, SK
    • 20
    Register

    C-NRPP Certification Course:

    Radon Measurement and Mitigation Professional

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Cost:

    $2 500 (exam fee included)

    Radon Measurement Course(only): $740.00

    Radon Mitigation Course (only) : $1 950 (must have previously take the Radon Measurement Course)

    Location:  TBA

    Thursday and Friday (Dec 13,14) will include field experience which will be offsite, the location will be close to the classroom location and will be provided to you during the first day of the course.


    Course Focus:

    Radon awareness is increasing, and with it is the need for properly trained professionals to help homeowners reduce their indoor radon levels.  This course is designed to prepare people to become Radon Mitigation Professionals certified through C-NRPP.  It is based on Health Canada's scientific approach to radon mitigation.  Course participants will be trained in techniques to interpret radon test results, understand radon entry, conduct diagnostic testing and design and/or installation of radon mitigation systems and determine the most effective way to manage radon concentrations within buildings.

    All course participants will receive access to the CERTI online Radon Measurement and Radon Mitigation course for 1 year.  This information will be emailed once registration is confirmed.  


    The objectives of the course include:

    • Understanding radon
    • understanding radon entry
    • Site survey in a residential dwelling
    • Communication Test with micromanometer
    • Design of piping and fan fitting
    • Identify difficulties in installation
    • Hands on experience

    This course is essential for: Home Builders, Building Inspectors, Public Health Officials, Plumbers, Architects, Engineers, Building Designers

    This course will prepare you for C-NRPP Certification.  You can find information on the steps and cost of certification here.

    Registration deadline November 30, REGISTER EARLY... due to some of the hands one trainging we limit number of participants per course.


    Course Schedule:

    Measurement Section:

    Monday, December 10 - 8 am Registration 
    - In Class session 8:30am - 5pm

    Tuesday, December 11  
    - In Class session 8:30am - 5pm


    Mitigation Section:

    Wednesday, December 12
    • In Class session 8:30 - 5pm
    • Location: TBA

    Thursday, December 13 - 8:30 - 5pm
    • 1/2 day Field Exercises in the afternoon
    • 1/2 day in classroom 
    • Location: TBA
    • Field Location: TBA (will be provided to course participants)
    • Measurement Exam - 7-9pm

    Friday, December 14
    • Field Exercises 8:30 - 5pm
    • In Field Location: TBA (will be provided to course participants)
               
    Saturday, December 15
    • Question and Answer Session 9 am-noon
    • Mitigation Exam 1-4pm 
    • Location: TBA


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton, Denver

    The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is organizing: 

    The Ninth International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

    Denver, Colorado - September 23 - 27, 2019

    This is the first time the International NORM symposium will be held in North America. 

    The Symposium will be located at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Denver.

    Join with Industry, Scientists, Regulators and other Stakeholders in Denver, Colorado, USA. Learn how NORM is managed around the world and discuss safety and environmental impacts from NORM as well as best practices for Management.

    Information and Registration will soon be available at crcpd.org/page/NORM9



Past events

30 Sep 2018 AARST Conference 2018
26 Sep 2018 IAEA Webinar - Why do children need to learn about radon?
24 Sep 2018 European Radon Association RADON WEEK
18 Sep 2018 14th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP GARRM
28 Jun 2018 Development of educational resources on radon for health care providers
19 Jun 2018 Public Information Session on Radon Gas - Hosted by Radon Repair
30 May 2018 Webinar: C-NRPP Update
29 May 2018 Webinaire: Mise à jour PNCR-C
24 May 2018 Webinar: C-NRPP Update
22 Apr 2018 2018 CARST Radon Conference/Congrès Radon ACSTR -
16 Apr 2018 Effective Radon Measurement Techniques
14 Apr 2018 C-NRPP Radon Mitigation Course - Kingston
06 Apr 2018 Webinar: Real Estate Tool Kit
27 Feb 2018 Webinar: Quick Tips: How to Prepare for a Trade Show
26 Feb 2018 Effective Radon Measurement Techniques
26 Feb 2018 Radon Measurement Course - Moncton
21 Feb 2018 Atténuation du radon / Radon Mitigation
19 Feb 2018 Mesure de Radon/ Radon Measurement Course
29 Jan 2018 C-NRPP Radon Measurement and Mitigation Course - Edmonton
25 Jan 2018 Webinar: Radon: How do we Communicate the Risk?
07 Dec 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
05 Dec 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
02 Dec 2017 Let's Evict Radon Edmonton Townhall Session
30 Nov 2017 Facebook Live Event with Mike Holmes & Mike Holmes Jr!
30 Nov 2017 NCCEH eJournal Club: Implementation of a radon measurement protocol and its communication plan by child care centre managers in Québec
25 Nov 2017 Let's Evict Radon Calgary Townhall Session
24 Nov 2017 Understanding Radon: Four Industry Experts Share Their Perspective
23 Nov 2017 6th BC Radon Workshop - Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Radon Issues
22 Nov 2017 Free Public Information Session: Take Action on Radon Saskatchewan
22 Nov 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
21 Nov 2017 Le Radon: Etes-vous à risque?
21 Nov 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
15 Nov 2017 Webinar: Cross-Canada Radon Check-Up
14 Nov 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
13 Nov 2017 Radon Gas Testing Seminar
08 Nov 2017 Initiatives en Radon: partage d'idées
03 Nov 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
02 Nov 2017 Twitter Party - #ChatAirAware
02 Nov 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
31 Oct 2017 Free Online Presentation - Radon Gas and the Interior Health Multi-Year Awareness Initiative
27 Oct 2017 Webinar: Tarion Toolkit
26 Oct 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
25 Oct 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
24 Oct 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
20 Oct 2017 Introduction to Radon: Complimentary Breakfast Session
18 Oct 2017 Mesure du Radon - Montreal
16 Oct 2017 C-NRPP Measurement Course
05 Oct 2017 Managing Radon Risk in Alberta Commercial and Public Buildings
01 Oct 2017 AARST International Radon Symposium
26 Sep 2017 Build Your Own Radon Awareness Campaign Webinar
23 Aug 2017 Social Media Webinar
26 Jul 2017 Interactive Radon Workshop
21 Jun 2017 Introduction to Radon for High Water Use Facilities
23 Apr 2017 2017 CARST Radon Conference/Congrès Radon ACSTR
03 Apr 2017 Radon Measurement - Mississauga
25 Mar 2017 Radon Installers Course - Moncton
22 Mar 2017 Radon Mitigation Course - Moncton
20 Mar 2017 Radon Measurement Course - Moncton
09 Mar 2017 5th Annual BC Radon Workshop
08 Mar 2017 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation - Webinar 2017
08 Mar 2017 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation - Vancouver, BC 2017
05 Dec 2016 Swift Current Public Information Session on Radon
29 Nov 2016 Radon in schools: What students, parents, and teachers need to know
29 Nov 2016 Webinar - Public Health Ethics: A Case in Environmental Health
24 Nov 2016 Radon Gas in Southern Alberta - Everything you need to Know - Cochrane Event
24 Nov 2016 NCCEH Presents: Indoor Radon Characteristics in Canadian Arctic Regions Webinar
23 Nov 2016 C-NRPP Radon Mitigation Course - Windsor
21 Nov 2016 C-NRPP Radon Measurement Course - Windsor
19 Nov 2016 Radon Gas in Southern Alberta - Everything you need to Know
19 Nov 2016 Take Action on Radon - Saskatchewan Public Information Session on Radon
17 Nov 2016 Webinaire - éthique en santé publique: un cas en santé environnementale
15 Nov 2016 Take Action on Radon - Live Facebook Event
03 Nov 2016 Guelph Public Forum
02 Nov 2016 Take Action on Radon SK Coalition Little Lungs Media Event
24 Oct 2016 Do you have radon in your home?
18 Oct 2016 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation - Webinar
18 Oct 2016 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation - Vancouver, BC
27 Sep 2016 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation - Cranbrook, BC
26 Sep 2016 Building Smart with Radon Mitigation
24 Apr 2016 2016 CARST Radon Conference/Congrès Radon ACSTR
21 Jan 2016 CNRPP QA Webinar - Jan 21
13 Jan 2016 CNRPP QA Webinar - Jan 13
01 Dec 2015 Canadian Radon INSTALLERS Course
24 Nov 2015 C-NRPP Radon Mitigation Course - Guelph
23 Nov 2015 4th Annual BC Radon Workshop
26 Apr 2015 CARST 2015 Radon Conference
26 Apr 2015 CARST 2015 pre-Conference CE Courses
23 Feb 2015 Radon Measurement Course
17 Feb 2015 Radon Measurement Training Course - BIOMATION
26 Nov 2014 3 Day Radon Mitigation Course
24 Nov 2014 2 Day Radon measurement Course
15 Oct 2014 Radon: Are You at Risk? Air Quality and Health Lecture Series
14 Oct 2014 Radon: Are You at Risk? Air Quality and Health Lecture Series
01 Oct 2014 BIOMATION - Radon Measurement Training Course
04 May 2014 CARST 2014 Radon Conference
04 May 2014 pre-Conference CE Courses
08 Apr 2014 BIOMATION - Radon Measurement Training Course
03 Mar 2014 Le Group Gesfor Poirier, Pinchin Radon Mitigation Course
12 Feb 2014 Le Group Gesfor Poirier, Pinchin Radon Measurement Course

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