Order issued to Edward Wong & Associates Inc.

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

2020

February 20, 2020

Order issued to Edward Wong & Associates Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Edward Wong & Associates Inc., a company based in Markham, Ontario. 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 facility in Markham, Ontario. The inspection identified that the licensee was not complying with regulatory requirements in the following areas with respect to the nuclear gauges: worker obligations, worker training, use of equipment, procedures, maintenance of records, ascertainment of doses, and transportation of the gauges. The inspection also identified that the licensee was not complying with regulatory requirements for the management oversight of the radiation protection program and work practices.

The order requires the licensee to immediately place all nuclear gauges in secure storage and to cease all activities involving the gauges. 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 work practices, 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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