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Permit Information

What is a Permit?

Ryerson Permit Programs help the University oversee the requirements set by external governmental agencies and ensures accountability. Permits are internally processed and granted by the Department of Integrated Risk Management (IRM).

Types of Permit

Typically, the individual requiring a PERMIT may be a principal investigator or course instructor in a teaching laboratory using biological/laser/radioactive materials and/or X-Ray emitting devices and will be deemed to be a Certificate/Permit Holder. The Permit Holder is responsible for compying with the protocols and procedures outlined in the University’s Safety Manual(s) and any additional requirements set by external governmental agencies.

There are presently four permit types. These are:

Biosafety Permit

Microscope

Biosafety Permit – required for any purchase, possession or use of biological agents.

The Ryerson Biological Safety Manual can be accessed through this link.

In preparation to write the Biosafety Quiz you may want to study the following material: http://www.ryerson.ca/irm/training/biosafety.html

To apply to write the Biosafety Quiz, you will need to book an appointment with the Biosafety Officer (BSO). You can access the BSO’s calendar by visiting the following URL under Biosafety Quiz heading: http://www.ryerson.ca/irm/training/biosafety.html

Obtaining Biosafety Training is NOT the same as obtaining a Biosafety Permit.

Certificate

Each individual who directs the use of biological agents is required to obtain an internal Biosafety Permit. In addition to the conditions of the permit, the permit holder must follow requirements set by various agencies including Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. If you follow the Ryerson Biological Safety Manual, you will be in compliance with all requirements. If you are such an individual, contact the BSO.

X-Ray Permit

X-Rays

X-Ray Safety Permit – required for any purchase, possession and use of x-ray emitting devices.

The Ryerson X-Ray Safety Manual can be accessed through this link. You can also download this Guide on obtaining x-ray equipment and setting up an x-ray lab to help you out.

In preparation to write the X-Ray Safety Quiz you may want to study the following material: http://www.ryerson.ca/irm/training/xray_safety.html

To apply to write the X-Ray Safety Quiz, you will need to book an appointment with the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). You can access the RSO’s calendar by visiting the following URL under X-Ray Safety Quiz heading: www.ryerson.ca/irm/training/xray_safety.html

Obtaining X-Ray Safety Training is NOT the same as obtaining an X-Ray Safety Permit.

Certificate

Each individual who directs the use of X-Ray emitting devices is required to obtain an internal X-Ray Safety Permit. In addition to the conditions of the permit, the permit holder must follow requirements set by various agencies including Health Canada (Radiation Emitting Devices Act) and Ontario Ministry of Labour. If you follow the Ryerson X-Ray Safety Manual, you will be in compliance with all requirements. If you are such an individual, contact the RSO

Radioisotope Permit

X-Rays

Radioisotope Permit – required for any purchase, possession and use of radioactive material.

The Ryerson Radiation Safety Manual can be accessed through this link.

To obtain training and to write the Radiation Safety Quiz, contact the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) to schedule a training session (one full day or 2 half days) by email  patyu@ryerson.ca or by phone at ext 4212.

Obtaining Radiation Safety Training is NOT the same as obtaining a Radioisotope Permit.

Certificate

Each individual who directs and supervises the use of sealed/unsealed radioactive materials is responsible for complying with the requirements outlined in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, licenses issued to the University, as well as with any additional requirements prescribed by internal procedures contained in the Radiation Safety Program. This individual must obtain an internal permit for the use of sealed/unsealed radioactive materials and will be deemed to be a Permit Holder. If you are such an individual, contact the RSO.

Laser Permit

Barcode

Laser Permit – required for any purchase, possession or use of class 3B/4 laser equipment and training is recommended for 3A/3R laser equipment.

All lasers on campus should be registered with IRM. For classes 3B and 4, this will be accomplished through the laser safety permit. For all other laser classes, please REGISTER your laser using this form: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/irm/pdfs/Laser/Laser_RegistrationForm.pdf

The Ryerson Laser Safety Manual can be accessed through this link.

Laser Safety Training is mandatory for Class 3B/4.
Laser Safety Training is recommended for Class 3A/3R.
Laser Safety Training is optional for Class 1, 1M, 2 and 2M.

In preparation to write the Laser Safety Quiz you may want to study the following material: http://www.ryerson.ca/irm/training/laser_safety.html

To apply to write the Laser Safety Quiz, contact the Laser Safety Officer (LSO) to schedule a training session (one full day or 2 half days) by email to vphelan@ryerson.ca or by phone at ext 4212.

Obtaining Laser Safety Training is NOT the same as obtaining a Laser Safety Permit.

Certificate

Each individual who directs the use of laser equipment is required to obtain an internal Laser Safety Permit. In addition to the conditions of the permit, the permit holder must follow requirements set by various agencies including Health Canada (Radiation Emitting Devices Act) and Ontario Ministry of Labour. If you follow the Ryerson Laser Safety Manual, you will be in compliance with all requirements. If you are such an individual, contact the LSO.

Sample Permit

Sample Ryerson Permit

Questions?

Contact Manager, EHS, Biological, Chemical and Radiological Risk @ ext 554212 or email tatjana.neretljak@ryerson.ca

Contact Information

Tanya Neretljak
Manager, EHS, Biological, Chemical and Radiological Risk
Email: tatjana.neretljak@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5000 x 554212
Office: 415 Yonge Street, 18th Floor Room-1802

 

Contact Us

Security Hours:
24 Hours/7 days a week

Security Location:
111 Bond Street
416-979-5040
416-979-5380 Fax
security@ryerson.ca

Integrated Risk Management Office Hours:
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Integrated Risk Management Location:
11th Floor, Jorgenson Hall
416-979-5000 ext. 7096
irm@ryerson.ca

Risk Strategy Office
416-979-5062

 

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