HS36 – Radiation Monitoring

Records of the monitoring of radiation from nuclear substances.

Related Records | Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention RationaleVersion Information

Content & Scope

The University is required to monitor radiation through control of inventories of nuclear substances and testing for contamination.

This records class excludes radiation dosimetry records for individual workers.

The records include open source nuclear substance inventories and usage records, open source contamination survey forms, and sealed source leak tests.

Related Records

For dosimetry records, see HS35 –  Radiation Dosimetry Reports.

Responsible Unit

Safety Office.

Information Steward

Vice-President, Administration & Finance.

Information Confidentiality Classification



  • Sealed source leak tests: 3 years.
  • Open source use and monitoring records: 3 years after disposal, except that contamination survey forms may be destroyed 3 years after completion of the survey.


Secure Destruction.


Responsible Units should document the disposal/destruction of official records using the University records destruction form or equivalent documentation, to verify that we are following our records retention rules.


  • SOR/2000-207: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, s. 18 and s. 36.
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Regulatory Guide G-121: Radiation Safety in Educational, Medical and Research Institutions.

Retention Rationale

SOR/2000-207: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, s. 36 (4) requires sealed source leak tests to be retained for 3 years.

Approval Date

19 December 2011