Regulatory Action – Qualitest Canada Ltd.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) 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.


March 26, 2018

Update on regulatory action issued to Qualitest Canada Ltd.

On March 26, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that Qualitest Canada Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on March 8, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

March 8, 2018

Order issued to Qualitest Canada Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Qualitest Canada Ltd., a company based in Nisku, Alberta. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, 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 licensee’s Nisku, Alberta, facility. The inspection identified non-compliances with management oversight of the radiation protection program. Additionally, non-compliances regarding prescribed records and the maintenance of radiation instrumentation required by the CNSC were identified.

The order requires the licensee to place its portable nuclear gauge into storage until it can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that there are effective management controls over the radiation protection program and that all non-compliances 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.

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