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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk


Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • online
    • 19

    CARST is pleased to offer our September webinar: 

    Build Your Own RADON Awareness Campaign Webinar  

    At CARST we recognize the value of our members.  Many  of our members have invested in radon because they care about Canadians and recognize the need to educate them about the dangers of radon.  

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    1-2pm EDT

    With this webinar, we want to help you, by taking the mystery out of radon promotion by walking participants through the process step by step with professionals who’ve already run successful campaigns.

    By the end of the webinar, you should have identified who your target audience is, how to reach them, and where to find the necessary resources to help you on the way.  So why wait?  Sign up for the webinar today, and start this testing season off on the right foot. 

    Not a member yet?  Sign up here so you can join us.


    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • New Orleans Hilton Riverside 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    This years AARST is having International Radon Symposium in New Orleans. 


    Where in New Orleans? 

    • New Orleans Hilton Riverside 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    What are the Dates of the Symposium?
    • The symposium runs from Oct. 1st to Oct. 4th

    What Events Occur on those Days? 
    • Oct. 1st
      • Pre-Symposium events followed by the opening ceremonies
    • Oct. 2nd to Oct. 4 
      • Many speakers, fun filled activities, and time to enjoy the scenery and festivities.
    *To register for the conference, to get reduced rates on hotels, and to obtain more details of the event location, please visit http://aarst-nrpp.com/wp/program-and-registration/
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Calgary, AB

    Format: Presentations & Panel Discussions

    The main presentation will be provided by Curt LaMontagne of C5 Plus Ltd., with shorter presentations and a discussion panel comprised of representatives from Health Canada, Alberta OH&S, and radon industry representatives.

    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.
    Click here to register!


    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame, Winnipeg, MB

    Winnipeg Radon Measurement Course:

    • Oct. 16 and 17, 2017
    • Tuition: $875 +GST
    • Includes: Course, Student Manuals, AM Coffee, Lunch and parking
    • Cost of Exams: $200 + GST each
    • Optional exam Oct. 17 in the evening
    • Location: Red River College
    • To register please email: lowood@rrc.ca

    Important Notice: Last date to register is Oct. 2, 2017.


    Course Objectives of the Course:
    Individuals holding the C-NRPP Radon Measurement Professional certification should demonstrate understanding of radon, its scientific properties and known health effects; current statistics of Canadian radon exposures; knowledge of Health Canada’s radon measurement protocols including placement and retrieval of radon measurement devices; understanding of C-NRPP approved devices; knowledge of the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings and some basic radon entry and mitigation concepts.


    To find more information on how to become C-NRPP certified click here.


    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame, Winnipeg, MB

    Winnipeg Radon Mitigation Course:

    • Oct. 18-21, 2017
    • Exam Saturday Morning
    • Location: Red River College
    • Tuition = $1249 + GST
    • Includes: Course, Student Manuals, AM Coffee, Lunch and parking
    • Cost of Exams: $200 + GST each
    • To register please email: lowood@rrc.ca

    Important Notice: Last date to register is Oct. 2, 2017.


    The objectives of the course include:
    Individuals holding the residential mitigation professional certification have demonstrated knowledge of radon mitigation techniques as applied to residential structures, including diagnostic testing and the design and installation of radon mitigation systems.


    The course will include instruction on:

    • Site survey in a residential dwelling
    • Communication Test with micromanometer
    • Design of piping and fan fitting
    • Identify difficulties in installation



    To find more information on how to become C-NRPP certified click here.


    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 6705, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau 211, Montreal, QC

    Le cours s’adresse particulièrement aux inspecteurs en bâtiment, aux propriétaires et gestionnaires d’immeubles, aux entrepreneurs, aux consultants en environnement, aux responsables de la santé publique, aux professionnels de l’immobilier et aux organismes sans but lucratif oeuvrant dans le domaine de la santé.


    Condition préalable au cours Atténuation du radon:

    Il est nécessaire d’avoir suivi le cours Mesure du radon avant de pouvoir s’inscrire à ce cours.


    RADON – NOUVEAUX COURS

    Atténuation du Radon  

    Coût : 1 095,00 $ + 163,98 $ TPS et TVQ = 1 258,98 $

    Date : remis à plus tard

    Lieu : 6705, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau


    Examen optionnel :

    Il est possible de passer un examen, qui se déroule le 29 septembre 2017, de 18 h à 21 h. Cet examen est nécessaire pour se présenter à la certification PNCR-C.

    Coût : 150,00 $ + 22,46 $ TPS et TVQ = 172,46 $

    Condition préalable au cours Atténuation du radon :

    Il est nécessaire d’avoir suivi le cours Mesure du radon avant de pouvoir s’inscrire à ce cours.

    Inscription_Atténuation_Septembre 2017.pdf

    Pour toute demande d’information sur nos formations sur le Radon, communiquez avec M. Didier Rorive au 514 251-1313 (2244) ou par courriel.


    Pour toute demande d’information sur nos formations sur le Radon, communiquez avec M. Didier Rorive au 514 251-1313 (2244) ou par courriel.


    À qui s’adresse cette formation :

    Le cours s’adresse particulièrement aux inspecteurs en bâtiment, aux propriétaires et gestionnaires d’immeubles, aux entrepreneurs, aux consultants en environnement, aux

    responsables de la santé publique, aux professionnels de l’immobilier et aux organismes sans but lucratif oeuvrant dans le domaine de la santé.

    Contenu :

    • Introduction aux stratégies d’atténuation du radon
    • Théorie, diagnostic et conception relativement au système d’atténuation par dépressurisation active du sol
    • Installation du système d’atténuation par dépressurisation active du sol
    • Autres méthodes d’atténuation du radon
    • Réduction des concentrations de radon par élimination des voies d’entrée
    • Réduction des concentrations de radon par purification de l’air intérieur
    • Mesure et atténuation du radon dans l’eau
    • Santé des travailleurs
    • Nouvelles constructions résistant au radon
    • Préparation à l’examen en vue de la certification par le Programme national de compétence sur le radon au Canada (PNCR-C/C-NRPP)

    Les participants ayant suivi le cours et obtenu une note minimale de 70% à l’examen peuvent faire une demande de certification PNCR-C. Cette certification est

    reconnue par Santé Canada. Pour plus d’information, aller à http://fr.c-nrpp.ca



    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 6705, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau 211, Montreal, QC

    Mesure du radon


    Le cours s’adresse particulièrement aux inspecteurs en bâtiment, aux propriétaires et gestionnaires d’immeubles, aux entrepreneurs, aux consultants en environnement, aux responsables de la santé publique, aux professionnels de l’immobilier et aux organismes sans but lucratif oeuvrant dans le domaine de la santé.


    Coût : 750,00 $ + 112,31 TPS et TVQ = 862,31 $

    Date : remis à plus tard

    Lieu : 6705, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau 211, Montréal H1S 1N2

    Formateur : M. Marcel Brascoupe

    Marcel Brascoupe est un entrepreneur général travaillant au Québec, spécialisé dans l’installation de systèmes d’atténuation du radon. Il est un professionnel certifié en

    mesure et atténuation du radon et il est un formateur accrédité par le Programme national de compétence sur le radon au Canada (PNCR-C). Il est par ailleurs l’un des

    membres fondateurs de l’Association canadienne des scientifiques et technologues du Radon (ACSTR). Il est formateur bilingue.

    Examen optionnel :

    Il est possible de passer un examen, qui se déroule le 26 septembre 2017, de 18 h 00 à 20 h. Cet examen est nécessaire pour se présenter à la certification PNCR-C.

    Coût : 150,00 $ + 22,46 $ TPS et TVQ = 172,46 $

    Condition préalable au cours Atténuation du radon :

    Il est nécessaire d’avoir suivi le présent cours avant de pouvoir s’inscrire au cours Atténuation du radon.


    Inscription_Mesure_Septembre 2017.pdf

    Pour toute demande d’information sur nos formations sur le Radon, communiquez avec M. Didier Rorive au 514 251-1313 (2244) ou par courriel.

    Contenu :

    • Propriétés physiques du radon
    • Effets du radon sur la santé
    • Sources et migration du radon
    • Comment mesurer correctement la concentration en radon
    • Assurance et contrôle de la qualité
    • Appareils de mesure du radon
    • Principales méthodes d’atténuation du radon
    • Guides sur les mesures du radon dans les maisons et les édifices publics de Santé Canada
    • Préparation à l’examen en vue de la certification par le Programme national de compétence sur le radon au Canada (PNCR-C/C-NRPP)

    Les participants ayant suivi le cours et obtenu une note minimale de 70 % à l’examen peuvent faire une demande de certification PNCR-C. Cette certification est

    reconnue par Santé Canada. Pour plus d’information, aller à http://fr.c-nrpp.ca


    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2

    Our host this year is the Nation's Capital - Ottawa, ON.

    Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 1-888-826-2220

    Link to reserve your hotel room here!

     

    7th Annual CARST Radon Conference 2018



     

    This year’s conference will be held April 22 to 24 at the beautiful Brookstreet Hotel www.brookstreethotel.com in Ottawa.

    The theme of this year’s event is An Elemental Approach: Radon in Earth, Air & Water.  

    This year we have chosen a location in central Canada to encourage participation from people across the country.

    This is a key year in RADON as public interest expands: we need to continue work in radon research and radon awareness. This year's conference will be packed with valuable information for both hands-on radon professionals and those with an interest in increasing their knowledge on current initiatives.


    Pre-Conference Activities:

    Field Trip: Saturday April 21 8:30am - 4:00pm

    A special feature at this year’s conference will be an optional day-long field trip.  Exclusively for CARST members, the field trip will feature a visit to the National Research Council’s radon test facilities, a large building walk-through from a measurement and mitigation perspective, and a hands-on look at radon in water.  Last year’s inaugural field trip was hugely popular and sold out quickly, so sign up early if you don’t want to miss out! Space on the bus is limited.

    Continuing Education Courses: Sunday, April 22 8:30am to 5:00pm

    As always, there are plenty of fascinating continuing education (CE) courses available on the Sunday of the Conference.  We’ll be posting details as the Conference approaches, but be sure to book your arrival in time to take advantage of this training opportunity.


    CONFERENCE DETAILS:

    Sunday, April 22nd - Meet and Greet  6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Monday April 23rd 

    • Workshops and Speakers (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
    • Breakfast included - served at 7:30am
    • Includes: CARST AGM 11:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch Included

    Monday Dinner 6-9pm - Dinner included in registration fee

    Tuesday April 25th 

    • Workshops and Speakers (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
    • includes breakfast - served at 7:30am
    • includes lunch

    Sponsorship Opportunities 

Past events

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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