C-NRPP Statement on COVID-19

CARST/C-NRPP COVID-19 STATEMENT

CARST/C-NRPP regards people’s health as an important priority.

CARST/C-NRPP and our certified professionals are committed to helping home and building owners protect themselves from the negative health effects of radon exposure. With that same commitment, we recommend that our professionals take an approach of prevention and preparedness with respect to COVID-19, to protect themselves and their employees, as well as the occupants of the buildings where measurement and mitigation activities are conducted.

At CARST/C-NRPP, we are here to support you. We value the work that you are doing.

Here are some things that we have worked on to support our members:

  • 1. We have hosted a webinar on COVID-19: Getting back to Radon Measurement and Mitigation. This webinar is mandatory for C-NRPP Professionals and will guide you through developing your company resources to get back to working.
  • 2. We have developed a resource document based on the discussion in the webinar to provide you will the information in a document form as well as relevant useful links.
  • 3. We have worked with the Take Action on Radon group to develop a Pilot Program for Radon Mitigation Grants, which you can opt into participating in by June 3.
  • You can find all these resources on the CARST website here.

    You may run into challenges regarding client concerns around both measurement and mitigation. If you have a client who is conducting a long-term test, you may be in a position where you cannot retrieve the detector. In such a case, you may consider leaving the detector within the building and extend the deployment for a full year period, as per Health Canada’s guidance.

    You may also have clients who are anxious to install a mitigation system but with the current constraints in place, it is not possible. It may be helpful to remind clients of the long-term exposure impact of radon, and depending on the situation, if there still exists a significant concern, you could potentially advise your client about opening a window on the lowest floor (basement or ground floor) either a small amount or intermittently while still being mindful of weather or home security until you are able to schedule the work. As you are likely aware, it is important to keep in mind that the effectiveness of such approaches will vary from building to building.