Regulatory action – Gem Testing Ltd.

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.


September 25, 2018

Update on regulatory action issued to GEM Testing Ltd.

On September 25, 2018, the CNSC confirmed that GEM Testing Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on September 13, 2018. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

September 13, 2018

Order issued to GEM Testing Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to GEM Testing Ltd., a company based in Dunmore, Alberta. 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 field inspection in Cypress County, Alberta. The inspection identified non-compliances with regard to adherence to the company’s operating procedures by its workers. Additionally, non-compliances related to the company’s implementation and management oversight of its radiation protection program were observed.

The order requires the licensee to immediately remove one of its workers from all activities involving radiation devices until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the worker has been adequately retrained 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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