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Federal Provincial Territorial Radiation Protection Committee

Welcome to the Federal Provincial Territorial Radiation Protection Committee (FPTRPC) web pages. The FPTRPC was created to advance the development and harmonization of practices and standards for radiation protection within Federal, Provincial and Territorial jurisdictions, and to communicate these to the people of Canada.

The documents reflected on the FPTRPC website are not a reflection of Health Canada, but representation of Federal Provincial Territorial membership.

Information about the FPTRPC
Mission, Mandate and Role of Delegates

Guidelines and Supported Items
List of Safety Guidelines and Position Statements

Partners and Stakeholders
List of Canadian and US Partners and Stakeholders

Contact your Federal Provincial and Territorial Member
List of members directly responsible for radiation protection within their respective jurisdictions

Information about the FPTRPC

Mission, Mandate and Role of Delegates

Mission

Our mission is to advance the development and harmonization of practices and standards for radiation protection within Federal, Provincial and Territorial jurisdictions.

Mandate

An intergovernmental Committee established to support Federal, Provincial and Territorial radiation protection agencies in their respective mandates by:

  • providing a national focus for government radiation protection agencies;
  • promoting the harmonization of radiation health and safety programs;
  • identifying emerging issues in radiation protection and recommending actions to the appropriate jurisdictions;
  • developing and harmonizing radiation protection standards, guidelines and input for legislation;
  • providing a forum for representatives of the provinces and territories, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Department of National Defence, Health Canada and other federal departments/agencies;
  • considering requests from other governmental committees and agencies concerned with health, safety and environmental issues and liaising regularly with such committees and agencies.

Role of Delegates

All delegates should come prepared to represent their respective governments and constituents, and be responsible for keeping their governments informed of decisions made. Delegates must also be prepared to contribute time, effort and resources to any subcommittees, working groups or review groups that the Committee may establish.

Guidelines, Statements and Supported Items

Supported Items

  1. Technical Quality Assurance Standards for Dosimetry Services in Canada (CNSC Regulatory Standard S-106, Revised May 2006)
  2. S-260: Making Changes to Dose-related Information Filed with the National Dose Registry, October 2004 - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  3. G-129: Keeping Radiation Exposures and Doses "As Low As Reasonably Achievable - ALARA", October 2004 - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  4. Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality: Guideline Technical Document - Radiological Parameters, 2004 - Health Canada
  5. Canadian Guidelines for Intervention During a Nuclear Emergency, November 2003 - Health Canada
  6. Canadian Mammography Quality Guidelines, 2002 - Health Canada
  7. Canadian Guidelines for the Restriction of Radioactively Contaminated Food and Water Following a Nuclear Emergency, 2001 - Health Canada

Partners and Stakeholders

List of Canadian and US Partners and Stakeholders

Contact your Federal Provincial and Territorial Member

List of members directly responsible for radiation protection within their respective jurisdictions

Composition for 2016-2017

Provincial and Territorial Members

Alberta

Gary Hughes
Director of Radiation Health
Occupational Health and Safety
Policy and Program Development Branch
Alberta Labour
8th Floor, 10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0G5
E-mail: gary.hughes@gov.ab.ca
Website: Radiation Legislation - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

British Columbia

Alan Brose
Senior Manager, Prevention Strategic Issues
Regulatory Practices
WorkSafeBC
PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5L5
E-mail: Alan.Brose@worksafebc.com
Website: WorkSafeBC

Alternate: Derek Martinig, BSc RTNM MHA
Manager, Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Accreditation Program
College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
300 - 669 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B4
E-mail: dmartinig@cpsbc.ca
Website: College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Manitoba

Doctor Ingvar Fife
Head: Radiation Protection and Imaging Physics
Medical Physics Division
CancerCare Manitoba
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9
E-mail: ifife@cancercare.mb.ca
Website: Radiation Protection - CancerCare Manitoba

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nancy Hounsell
Manager, Occupational Health Section
Occupational Health and Safety Division
Service NL
28 Pippy Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3X4
E-mail: nhounsell@gov.nl.ca
Website: Occupational Health and Safety Division

New Brunswick

Dr. Eshwar Kumar
Chief Executive Officer
New Brunswick Cancer Network
N.B. Department of Health
HSBC Place
P.O. Box 5100
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G8
E-mail: Eshwar.Kumar@gnb.ca
Website: New Brunswick Cancer Network

Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Monika Kumala
Mine Rescue Coordinator/Inspector of Mines
Mine Safety - Prevention Services
Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission
P.O. Box 8888
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3
E-mail: Monika.Kumala@wscc.nt.ca
Website: Workers' Safety & Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Nova Scotia

Colleen Rodgerson
Occupational Health and Safety Engineer
Department of Labour & Advanced Education
103 Garland Ave
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 0K5
E-mail: colleen.rodgerson@novascotia.ca
Website: Health and Safety - Nova Scotia

Ontario
Health & Long-Term Care

Leo Tse
Long-Term Care Inspections Branch
Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B1
E-mail: Leo.Tse@ontario.ca
Website: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Labour

Madelaine Fedorowich
Manager (A), Radiation Protection Service
Specialized Professional Services
Occupational Health and Safety Branch
Ontario Ministry of Labour
81A Resources Road
Weston, Ontario M9P 3T1
E-mail: madelaine.fedorowich@ontario.ca
Website: Radiation Hazards and Protection

Prince Edward Island

Ryan Neale
Manager (Acting), Environmental Health Services
Department of Health and Wellness
16 Fitzroy Street, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, P.E.I. C1A 2N8
E-mail: rwneale@gov.pe.ca
Website: Environmental Health

Quebec

Ir Martin Benoît Gagnon Phys. Ing.
Quebec National Radiation Protection Person Responsible
Directorate of Equipments, Logistics and Infrastructure Conservation
Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services
1075, ch. Sainte-Foy, 10th, Office 1004
Quebec (Quebec) G1S 2M1
Tel: 418-266-6967
Fax: 418-266-5835
E-mail: MartinBenoit.Gagnon@msss.gouv.qc.ca
Website: Ministère de la Santé et Services Sociaux du Québec

Saskatchewan

Steve Webster
Manager, Radiation Safety
Ministry of Labour Relations & Workplace Safety
851 - 122 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2H6
E-mail: steve.webster@gov.sk.ca
Website: Government of Saskatchewan

Yukon

Robert Rees
Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board
401 Strickland Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5N8
E-mail: robert.rees@gov.yk.ca
Website: Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board

Federal Members

Health Canada

Brian Ahier
Director
Radiation Protection Bureau
Health Canada
775 Brookfield Road
Postal Locator 6302A
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
E-mail: rpb-brp@hc-sc.gc.ca
Website: Radiation Protection Bureau

Alternate: Christian Lavoie
Director
Consumer & Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau
775 Brookfield Road,
Postal Locator 6302C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
E-mail: ccrpb-pcrpcc@hc-sc.gc.ca
Website: Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

Alan Du Sautoy
Director
Radiation Health and Safety Division
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
280 Slater Street
P.O. Box 1046
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
E-mail: alan.dusautoy@canada.ca
Website: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Alternate: Melanie Rickard
Dosimetry Specialist
Radiation and Health Sciences Division
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
280 Slater Street
P.O. Box 1046
E-mail: melanie.rickard@canada.ca
Website: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Department of National Defence

Sean Baptiste
Head: Nuclear Safety, Compliance and Standards
Directorate of Nuclear Safety
Director General Fire and Nuclear Safety
280 Slater Street, Suite 1702
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1C2
E-mail: sean.baptiste@forces.gc.ca
Website: Department of National Defence

Observer

Employment and Social Development Canada

Vacant
Technical Services Unit
Employment and Social Development Canada
Place du Portage, Phase II 10th Floor
165 Hôtel de Ville Street
Gatineau, Québec K2A 0J2

Quebec

Charles Labrecque, chimiste, PhD
Conseiller en prévention-Inspection
DGPI-Direction adjointe de l'hygiène du Travail
Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
1199 de Bleury St, 3e étage
Montréal, Québec H3B 3J1
E-mail: charles.labrecque@cnesst.gouv.qc.ca