Exploring nuclear materials safely

All workers at the Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) must undergo basic radiation safety training to enter and use the facilities.

Training is given in a graduated scheme ranging from levels 1 to 3, whereby certain areas of the lab are restricted depending on level of training received.

At RMTL, the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) policy is followed, which ensures exposure to radiation is minimal to workers and to the public.

Long pants and closed toed shoes must be worn at all times while at the lab.