Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

December 2018 Newsletter

09 Jan 2019 10:51 AM | Erin Curry (Administrator)

As we look back over Radon Action Month 2018, we thought we’d take a moment to review what Radon Action Month, and indeed the entire Take Action on Radon program, means to CARST members.

In early 2018 we proudly announced that our bid to run the Take Action on Radon program in partnership with CAREX Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society had been successful. 

To CARST, the opportunity to help direct this stakeholder network means a more critical role than ever before in the Canadian radon landscape.  To CARST members, the Take Action on Radon program offers the same things it offers all radon stakeholders: opportunities to engage, and resources to support you.

Take Action on Radon allows you to engage through live events, online webinars, advertising initiatives, social media, interacting with other and more.  Take Action also offers programs like the Radon Reduction Sweepstakes, an opportunity for you to engage with clients (past and present) and the 100 Test Kit Challenge: an initiative that could help raise radon awareness in your community.

As professionals in a growing industry, we’re all well aware that CARST members need to actively promote themselves if their business is going to survive, let alone thrive.  With that in mind, CARST is always working hard to develop resources that support your efforts.  On that topic - a big shout out to all those who participated in this year's Radon Action Month Professional Toolkit.  Thanks to your efforts, we reached over 60 different libraries and health clinics!

In addition to numerous engagement opportunities, the Take Action on Radon Program provides resources to support you.  From social media posts and online advertising; awareness materials like posters, postcards, banners, or fliers; to media engagement via press releases, radio ads,  and interviews;  the Take Action on Radon program has a resource for every eventuality.  Not finding what you’re looking for?  We’re a responsive team; let us know what you’re missing and we’ll work with you to provide it.

Engagement may start as simply as reading our newsletters, or following us on social media.    However, to encourage you in taking more active steps toward engagement, CARST is pleased to announce our second annual CARST Radon Awareness Contest!  You could win a FREE CARST Conference Registration to join us in Saskatoon next April 28 – 30th!  Simply send us a photo of your Radon Awareness Effort (advertisement, booth, billboard, article in the local paper, etc.) taking place any time between November 1st 2018 and January 31st 2019, and we’ll enter your name into the draw.  We’ll also post your photo on our website.

#CARST 2019

Do you have an inspiring presentation on projects, processes, innovation or research related to the radon industry? We’d love to hear from you! The CARST Conference is coming up in Saskatoon April 28 through 30th 2019!  The Call for Papers is out until January 15 2019.

PLUS: New this year, we're accepting posters!  Submit your concept by January 15th!


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C-NRPP Update

C-NRPP is continually evaluating new standards and looking at ways to provide our professionals with resources to help them elevate their level of service.

In order to provide consistency and improve industry standards, C-NRPP has released the C-NRPP Protocol for Conducting Short-Term Radon Measurements in Air Starting in January 2019, all professionals will need to be using these standards when they are conducting short term measurements.  Watch for the launch of our online webinar in January.

Looking for the updated C-NRPP Quality Assurance Manual? All documents have been updated and posted online.

 Upcoming Events

There’s a lot going on: don’t miss any of the action! Check out CARST’s Upcoming Events page for a comprehensive list of all upcoming radon courses, information sessions, and webinars!  

 Holding your own radon awareness event?  Let us know, and we'll post the information on our website and share it on social media. 

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