HEALTH CANADA – Radiation Safety Codes

Safety Code 6: Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz – Safety Code 6 (2015)

Technical Guide for Interpretation and Compliance Assessment of Health Canada’s Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines

Safety Code 20A. X-Ray Equipment in Medical Diagnosis Part A: Recommended Safety Procedures for Installation and Use, 1980, 101 p.

Safety Code 24. Guidelines for the Safe Use of Ultrasound: Part II – Industrial and Commercial Applications, 1991, 44 p.

Safety Code 26. Guidelines on Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from Magnetic Resonance Clinical Systems, 1987, 20 p.

Safety Code 28. Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine, 1991, 38 p.

Safety Code 29. Requirements for the Safe Use of Baggage X-Ray Inspection Systems, 1993, 25 p.

Safety Code 30. Radiation Protection in Dentistry, 1999, 81 p.

Safety Code 32. Safety Requirements and Guidance for Analytical X-ray Equipment, 1994, 33p.

Addendum to Safety Code 32: Portable, hand-held, x-ray tube based open-beam XRF devices

Safety Code – 33. Radiation Protection in Mammography: Recommended Safety Procedures for the Use of Mammographic X-Ray Equipment, 1995, 44 p.

Safety Code 34. Radiation Protection and Safety for Industrial X-ray Equipment, 2003, 55 p.

Safety Code 35: Safety Procedures for the Installation, Use and Control of X-ray Equipment in Large Medical Radiological Facilities

Radiation Protection and Quality Standards in Mammography – Safety Procedures for the Installation, Use and Control of Mammographic X-ray Equipment: Safety Code 36


CNSC – Regulatory documents

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Radiation Protection Guidelines

WorkSafeBC Radiation Protection Guidelines (worker radiation protection)

BC Diagnostic Accreditation Program – Diagnostic Imaging Standards (including radiation safety of workers and patients)

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) – Standards and Guidelines – Dental radiography

College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) – Compliance with ionizing radiation-emitting devices

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)


Electromagnetic exposures