Regulatory action – Labo S.M. 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.

2017

June 26, 2017

Order issued to Labo S.M. Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on June 17, 2017 to Labo S.M. Inc., a company based in Montreal, QC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, use and store of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.
The order was issued following a CNSC field inspection in Montreal, QC. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site. The inspection also identified that the worker operating the portable nuclear gauge was not adequately trained and was not following company procedures when conducting activities with nuclear gauges.

The order requires the worker to immediately cease the use of portable nuclear gauges until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the worker is adequately trained to ensure the security of those portable nuclear gauges in the field.

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

Read the order (PDF)

June 13, 2017

Update on order issued to Labo S.M. Inc.

On June 7, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Labo S.M. Inc. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on May 15, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by this company were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.

May 25, 2017

Order issued to Labo S.M. Inc.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on May 15, 2017 to Labo S.M. Inc., a company based in Montreal, QC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, import, use and store of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC field inspection in Laval, QC. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site. The inspection also identified that the worker operating the portable nuclear gauge was not adequately trained and was not following company procedures when conducting activities with nuclear gauges including transport.

The order requires the worker to immediately cease the use of portable nuclear gauges until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the worker is adequately trained to ensure the security of those portable nuclear gauges in the field.

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

Read the order (PDF)

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