Regulatory action – Horizon Engineering 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.

2016

November 24, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Horizon Engineering Inc.

On November 24, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Horizon Engineering Inc. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on October 26, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

November 4, 2016

Order issued to Horizon Engineering Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on October 26, 2016 to Horizon Engineering Inc., a company based in North Vancouver, BC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, use and transfer 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 North Vancouver location. The inspection identified non-compliances with the implementation and oversight of the licensee’s radiation protection program at the location. The inspection also identified several non-compliances in the areas of worker training and record keeping.

The order requires the licensee to cease any use of and to return all portable gauges to secure storage until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that management control and oversight of the radiation protection program has been effectively implemented and that all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection have been satisfactorily corrected.

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