Regulatory action – Stasuk Testing & Inspection Ltd.

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.

2015

September 30, 2015

On September 30, 2015, the CNSC confirmed that Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on August 19, 2015. The corrective measures implemented by this company were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 26, 2015

On August 19, 2015, the CNSC issued an order to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. (Stasuk Testing), a company based in Burnaby, BC, that provides testing services to the industrial sector. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession and use of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at a worksite in Maple Ridge, BC, that identified deficiencies in the manner in which a Stasuk Testing worker (a certified exposure device operator) was fulfilling his obligations for radiation protection and dose monitoring. The order prohibits the worker from operating an exposure device, or supervising a trainee operating an exposure device, until such time that Stasuk Testing implements corrective measures and addresses all non-compliances.

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

2011

December 20, 2011

Update on regulatory action issued to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd.

On December 20, 2011, the CNSC confirmed that Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on October 5. The corrective measures implemented by Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.

November 29, 2011

Update on regulatory action issued to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd.

On November 29, 2011, the CNSC confirmed that Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on October 21. The corrective measures implemented by Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.

October 27, 2011

Order to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd.

On October 27, 2011, the CNSC announced it has issued an order to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. on October 21, 2011.

Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. is a company based in Burnaby, British Columbia that provides non-destructive testing services to various industries. The company currently holds a CNSC licence to possess nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection on October 21, 2011. The inspection revealed an inadequate level of access control to a particle accelerator area and high radiation levels outside the external doors of the accelerator area. The order requires Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. to immediately limit the usage of the accelerator and to take measures to restrict access to the facility when the accelerator is in operation.

The CNSC is implementing these control measures to ensure the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

October 11, 2011

Order to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd.

On October 11, 2011, the CNSC announced that it had issued an order to Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. on October 5, 2011.

Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. is a company based in Burnaby, British Columbia that provides non-destructive testing services to various industries. The company currently holds a CNSC licence to possess nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection on October 5, 2011. The inspection revealed that the company possesses an x-ray fluorescence analyzer, a device they were not authorized to possess. The order requires Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd. to put the device in storage and either dispose of the device or take measures to obtain a valid licence immediately.

The storage of the device does not pose any immediate risk to the health and safety of workers, the public or the environment.