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CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.1, Managing Worker Fatigue and Hours of Work


September 20, 2013

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.1, Managing Worker Fatigue and Hours of Work.

The document focuses on licensees’ management of fatigue and hours of work, and is part of the CNSC’s regulatory framework series on Human Performance Management. 

This document sets out requirements and guidance for managing fatigue and hours of work for workers at Canadian nuclear power plants and at the Nuclear Research Universal reactor at the Chalk River Laboratories. Human performance is a key contributor to the safety of nuclear facilities, and fatigue can impact several aspects of human performance. This document assists licensees in addressing worker fatigue and hours of work as part of their approach to ensure that workers are fit to perform their duties.

To review and comment on the document, visit the REGDOC-2.2.1 Web page. Please submit your feedback by November 18, 2013*. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public.

During the development of REGDOC-2.2.1, consideration was given to the results of an independent research report commissioned by the CNSC, Review of Criteria for Assessing Shift Schedules in the Nuclear Industry (2013). For additional information on the report, please consult the report abstract.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

* NOTE: The consultation period has been extended to January 17, 2014.

For further information, media may contact:

Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission