Regulatory action – Soil-Mat Engineers & Consulting

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.


May 16, 2018

Update on regulatory action issued to Soil-Mat Engineers & Consultants Ltd.

On May 16, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that Soil-Mat Engineers & Consultants Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on April 25, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

April 25, 2018

Order issued to Soil-Mat Engineers & Consultants Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Soil-Mat Engineers & Consultants Ltd., a company based in Hamilton, Ontario. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, 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 Hamilton facility. The inspection identified non-compliances with management oversight of the radiation protection program. Additionally, non-compliances regarding prescribed records and assessing and recording doses to workers were identified.

The order requires the licensee to place its portable nuclear gauges 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 in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

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