Updated February 8, 2012
X-ray Equipment / Radiation Emitting Device (RED) means an operable device which the principal purpose and function of the device is the production of X-rays (electromagnetic radiation of a wave length shorter than 0.25 nanometers). The University of Manitoba X-ray Committee is a sub committee of the University Of Manitoba Radiation Protection Committee (terms of reference).
All X-ray equipment in Manitoba must be registered with Radiation Protection Services, Cancer Care Manitoba before it can be operated. If X-ray Equipment to be used or stored in locations controlled by the University, please use this version and send to EHS.
All X-ray Equipment used at the University must have and X-ray Area / Room Warning sign (EHS X-ray Warning templates: see 1 below): Each entrance to a room where an X-ray Equipment is used must have an X-ray area/ room warning sign in addition to any Workplace Hazard Information Placard WHIP sign. To get your individualized X-ray Warning sign (free of charge):
At the University, X-ray Equipment is controlled in different ways depending on what the equipment is used for:
To Dispose of X-ray Equipment - EHS and Radiation Protection, Cancer Care Manitoba MUST be informed to keep inventories up to date. Before you dispose or transfer/sell any type of X-ray Equipment read this and complete a Decommissioning of Laboratory Equipment Form. As well, you must follow the U of M requirements for disposing of Captal Assets (Link to Capital Asset Management).
X-ray Safety Information power point (pdf, updated August 9, 2011)
X-ray Equipment pamphlet (UofM pdf)
In Manitoba, owners and operators of x-ray equipment are bound by a number of codes and regulations: