Regulatory action – 42256 Yukon Inc.

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. 

2017

September 11, 2017

Order issued to 42256 Yukon Inc.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order to 42256 Yukon Inc., a company based in Whitehorse, Yukon that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at the company’s Whitehorse location. The inspection identified that the radiation protection program was not being managed in compliance with regulatory requirements. The inspection also found that workers had not received training in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.

The order requires the licensee to immediately stop working with portable nuclear gauges. The licensee is also required to return these devices to storage until it can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that it has taken adequate measures to ensure effective management control over the radiation protection program, and that all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection report have been corrected.

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