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Regulatory Action - Focus NDTIS Inc.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the CNSC to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.


February 15, 2021

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to FOCUS NDTIS INC., a company based in Edmonton, Alberta. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC remote inspection of the licensee’s location in Edmonton. The inspection identified several non-compliances with regulatory requirements related to inventory control, exposure device maintenance, records availability and maintenance, worker designation and training, ascertainment of doses and adherence to internal procedures. The inspection identified that the licensee has failed to implement an effective radiation protection program.

The order requires the licensee to keep its exposure devices in secure storage in their current state and prohibits the licensee from receiving radioactive sources and from carrying out any industrial radiography operations. These measures are in effect until the licensee has implemented an effective radiation protection program to the satisfaction of the CNSC and has corrected all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection report.

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

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