Regulatory actions issued to exposure device operators - Mr. Jimmy St-Laurent
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.
June 1, 2010
Decertification of an Exposure Device Operator – Mr. Jimmy St-Laurent
On June 1, 2010, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) decertified Mr. Jimmy St-Laurent, of Vanier, Quebec, as a Certified Exposure Device Operator.
The decision to decertify Mr. St-Laurent stems from a recommendation made by the Operations Inspection Division of the CNSC on March 3, 2010, as a result of an investigation conducted in response to an incident that took place on December 17, 2009.
Mr. St-Laurent did not use a survey meter to ensure the source was safely retracted following exposures, and failed to wear the proper dosimeters while operating the exposure device.
Mr. St-Laurent is required to immediately return his Certified Exposure Device Operator card to the CNSC.