Regulatory Action - Acuren Group
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.
April 9, 2013
Update on order issued to Acuren Group Inc.
On April 9, 2013, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) confirmed that Acuren Group Inc. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on October 15, 2012. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.
October 22, 2012
Order to Acuren Group Inc.
On October 22, 2012, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it had issued an order to Acuren Group Inc.
Acuren Group Inc. is a company based in Edmonton, Alberta, providing 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 on October 15 following an unannounced CNSC inspection in Markham, Ontario. During the inspection, workers were observed operating an exposure device in an unsafe manner, without appropriate warning signs or barriers preventing unauthorized access to areas being tested.
The order requires Acuren Group Inc. to cease radiographic operations at the inspected location and to return the exposure device to secure storage. The operators have also been removed from work duties relating to exposure devices, and will not conduct any further radiography work until safety measures have been put in place.
These measures are required by the CNSC in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the Canadian public and the environment.
- Read the Order under section 35 or paragraph 37(2)(f) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (PDF Version - 30 KB - 2 pages)
April 28, 2010
Update to regulatory action issued on January 13, 2010 to Acuren Group Inc.
On April 28, 2010, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) closed the order issued to Acuren Group Inc. on January 13, 2010. The CNSC has confirmed that the company has taken actions to address the items of non-compliance originally identified during an inspection. Training has been provided to staff, and a number of radiation safety bulletins have been distributed to emphasize the necessary safe work practices required under the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations. In addition, Acuren Group Inc. reviewed the findings of the CNSC Inspection and Order and has terminated the employment of both certified exposure device operators involved in the inspection.
Order to Acuren Group Inc.
On January 13, 2010 the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issued an order to Acuren Group Inc., a nondestructive testing (NDT) inspection and materials engineering firm in Alberta. The order required the removal of two certified exposure device operators (CEDOs) from all radiography operations using an exposure device until Acuren can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the CNSC, that these operators will no longer present a risk to the health and safety of persons.
The order was issued as a result of the CEDOs conducting radiography operations in Fort McMurray without the use of a radiation survey meter, without sufficient safety barriers and warning signs, as well as missing required documentation.