public information program
As part of Best Theratronics’ commitment to open communication with the community, Best Theratronics has implemented a Public Information Program. This web page represents one of the mechanisms by which Best Theratronics provides information to the public in regards to items of interest or concern to the public.
Best Theratronics’ Public Disclosure protocol can be found here.
Any questions regarding the information on this page may be directed to Mojgan Soleimani, Radiation Safety Officer ().
November 29, 2018 - A false fire alarm was activated when a sprinkler water supply broke during the roof installation of heating units on top of the Best Theratronics facility. The building was evacuated immediately while the Best Theratronics emergency response team aided local firefighters onsite. No employees were injured or required medical attention.
October 2, 2018 - During a low activity cobalt source loading into a prototype design teletherapy head, two employees received radiation doses exceeding Best Theratronics’ CNSC reporting levels. The highest dose received was similar to the dose received by a patient from a chest CT scan. Initial investigation revealed this incident was caused by a failure in a plug securing mechanism, a problem not anticipated following repetitive practice runs and source load planning. No other employees or members of the public were exposed to radiation due to this incident. No contamination or release of radioactive material to the environment resulted from this incident. Effected individuals have been taken off radiation work duties until further notice.
On September 7, 2018, Best Theratronics submitted an application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to renew its Nuclear Substance Processing Facility Operating Licences for a period of five years. A Commission public hearing regarding Best Theratronic’s licence renewal is to be scheduled for the Spring of 2019.
August 16, 2018 - Class 1B Annual Compliance & Performing Report for 2017. A copy of the Annual Compliance Reporting Form can be found here.
On May 24, 2018, during roof repairs of the Best Theratronics building, a small, localized fire was extinguished. Smoke entered the ventilation system of the building and set off the fire alarm. The building was immediately evacuated, while the Best Theratronics emergency response team and the local fire department responded. The event was resolved quickly and reported to the CNSC. There was no impact to the health and safety of the employees, public, or to the environment from this event.
May 23, 2018 - Best Theratronics is committed to taking a leadership role in protecting the environment. Whenever feasible, we will reduce the use of lead in compliance with all Federal and Provincial Regulations... Click here to download our full Toxics Reduction Act report for 2017.
April 27, 2018 - In response to a renewal application submitted to the CNSC in February 2018, the CNSC has granted Best Theratronics with a renewed Servicing Licence of Class II prescribed equipment for a period of 10 years, expiring April 30, 2028. (14127-3-28.0)
February 26, 2018 - Best Theratronics submitted an application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to renew its Servicing Licence of Class II prescribed equipment within Canada, expiring on April 20, 2018. (14127-8-19.1)
February 21, 2018 - Annual Compliance Report for Servicing, Installation & Dismantling of Devices for 2017. A copy of the Annual Compliance Reporting Form can be found here.
February 21, 2018 - Annual Compliance Report for Service (by independent provider) Class II Prescribed Equipment for 2017. A copy of the Annual Compliance Reporting Form can be found here.