Regulatory action – Englobe Corp.

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

September 7, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Englobe Corp.

On September 7, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Englobe Corp. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on August 25, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

August 25, 2017

Order issued to Englobe Corp.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on August 25, 2017 to Englobe Corp., a company based in Quebec, QC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. 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 Laval, QC. The inspection identified a non-compliance related to the security of a portable nuclear gauge used at the work site.

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.

February 21, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Englobe Corp.

On February 20, 2017, the CNSC confirmed Englobe Corp. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on January 13, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

January 30, 2017

Order issued to Englobe Corp.

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on January 13, 2017 to Englobe Corp., a company based in Québec City, QC that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, use and transfer of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at one of the company offices in Calgary. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the management oversight of the radiation protection program, training and maintenance of the portable nuclear gauges. The inspection also identified several non-compliances related to the transport of portable nuclear gauges and record keeping.

The order prohibited any work with the portable nuclear gauges out of the Calgary office until a follow-up inspection is conducted to confirm that all corrective actions have been effectively implemented and that all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection had been corrected to the CNSC’s satisfaction.

2016

January 15, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Englobe Corp.

On January 15, 2015, the CNSC confirmed that Englobe Corp. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on December 8, 2015. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

2015

December 15, 2015

Order issued to Englobe Corp.

On December 8, 2015, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order to Englobe Corp., a company based in Laval, QC, that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence that authorizes the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection at a work site 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 did not follow company procedures to conduct the activities authorized under the licence.

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 use portable nuclear gauges.

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