Ages 14-18: Educational
Nuclear inspectors are the people who make sure rules are followed. They visit all the different nuclear facilities. There are about 165 inspectors at the CNSC who monitor nuclear activities in Canada.
Inspectors collect information by:
- conducting inspections on site
- reviewing each facility’s own safety and process documents
- reviewing different technical reports filed with the CNSC
Image: CNSC inspector at work
Some inspectors specialize in security, to ensure that nuclear facilities are properly protected against attacks. The CNSC also maintains inventories of nuclear materials and monitors and controls their movements carefully to ensure they do not fall in the hands of terrorists.
Other inspectors monitor the nearby environment to make sure that nothing is harming local waterways, plants or the air.
They also talk with employees and managers to discuss possible improvements to safety systems.