2019 Safety FiRsT Grant Program

By Staff News Brief

Applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT®️grant program are now being accepted by the ASRT (American Society for Radiologic Technologists) Foundation and Canon Medical Systems. The program, now in its fifth year and funded by a grant from Canon Medical, is an initiative that provides funds for radiologic technologists to improve workplace safety measures.

Two grants of up to $7,000 are awarded to ASRT members for creative ideas aimed at improving technologist safety or for the implementation of a radiologic technology safety program.  The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2019.

The ASRT Foundation has awarded grants for such items as lightweight lead aprons that provide more protection than standard lead-based ones, a ferromagnetic detection system for magnetic resonance safety, and a vertical power lift device that lifts patients from floor level to table level.

2018 recipients were Annette Long of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus and  Ruth Van Davelaar of Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA.

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2019 Safety FiRsT Grant Program .  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| June 25, 2019
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