Regulatory action – Canadian Construction Materials Engineering & Testing Inc.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

2019

May 10, 2019

Update to regulatory action issued to Canadian Construction Materials Engineering Inc.

On May 10, 2019, the CNSC confirmed that Canadian Construction Materials Engineering Inc. has complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on April 24, 2019. CNSC staff reviewed the corrective measures implemented by the company and found these measures to be satisfactory.

April 24, 2019

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Canadian Construction Materials Engineering & Testing Inc., a company based in Burnaby, British Columbia. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purpose of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the licensee’s Calgary facility. The inspection identified that the licensee was not complying with regulatory requirements for management oversight of the radiation protection program. It was also found that the licensee was not complying with regulatory requirements for worker training, prescribed records, ascertainment of doses, and transportation of nuclear gauges.

The order requires the licensee to cease all use and transportation of its radiation devices and to immediately place all of its portable nuclear gauges into secure storage. The licensee is required to take these measures until it can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that there is effective management control of the radiation protection program and that all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection report have been corrected.

The CNSC requires these measures in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

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