Regulatory action – Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd.

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.


May 18, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd.

On May 18, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on November 18, 2015. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

February 11, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd.

On February 10, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that the AMP issued to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd. on February 4, 2016 has been paid. The CNSC now considers this AMP closed.

Order and administrative monetary penalty issued to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd.

Today, the CNSC announced that it had issue an order on November 18, 2015 to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd. The company is based in Mississauga, ON, and offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. It currently holds a CNSC licence that authorizes the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at a work site near Aurora, ON. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site. The inspection also identified that the worker operating the portable nuclear gauge was not adequately trained and did not take reasonable steps to secure the gauge while on a job site.

The order requires the worker to immediately cease the use of portable nuclear gauges until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the worker is adequately trained to use portable nuclear gauges.

The CNSC requires that these measures be taken to protect the health and safety of workers and the public, as well as the environment.

On February 4, 2016, the CNSC also issued an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) to Nasiruddin Engineering Ltd. in the amount of $3,730. The licensee failed to keep radiation exposure to persons as low as reasonably achievable through the implementation of management control over work practices. This resulted in failure to comply with paragraph 4(a)(i) of the Radiation Protection Regulations.