Regulatory oversight reports on the use of nuclear substances

Updated August 11, 2017

Notice of public meeting and participant funding

On October 12, 2017, the CNSC will hold a public meeting during which CNSC staff will present its Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016 (ROR). The report provides CNSC staff’s assessment of the safety performance of licensees in the medical, industrial, academic and research, and commercial sectors that used nuclear substances in Canada in 2016, and information on the radiation doses received by workers engaged in this type of CNSC-licensed activity.

Members of the public and Indigenous groups who have an interest or expertise on this matter were invited to comment, in writing, on the report. Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC offered a total of $20,000 in funding to assist in the review of this report and the provision of written submissions to the Commission.

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The use of nuclear substances is regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and requires compliance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, CNSC regulations and licence conditions.

These reports describe the safety performance of licensees using nuclear substances in medical, industrial and commercial applications, as well as for academic and research purposes. Safety performance is measured in terms of licensees' regulatory compliance and occupational doses. The report also includes a summary or reported events and orders issued by the CNSC.

2016 draft report (PDF) | 2015 report (PDF) (HTML) | 2014 report (PDF) (HTML) | 2013 Report (PDF) | 2012 Report (PDF)