Regulatory action – PML Inspection Services 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.


March 21, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to PML Inspection Services Ltd.

On March 21, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that PML Inspection Services Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 10, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

March 10, 2016

Order to PML Inspection Services Ltd.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on March 10, 2016 to PML Inspection Services Ltd., a company based in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, that provides testing services to the industrial sector. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at a worksite in Fort Saskatchewan. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the implementation of the licensee’s radiation protection program, including providing required safety equipment to workers and performing appropriate maintenance of its exposure devices. The order prohibits PML Inspection Services Ltd. from operating its exposure devices until it implements corrective measures and addresses all non-compliances.

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