Regulatory action – Dawson Construction Limited

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 30, 2016

Update on regulatory action issued to Dawson Construction Limited

On September 30, 2016, the CNSC confirmed that Dawson Construction Limited had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on September 22, 2016. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

September 22, 2016

Order issued to Dawson Construction Limited

Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it issued an order on September 15, 2016 to Dawson Construction Limited, a company based in Kamloops, BC 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 the company’s Kamloops location. The inspection identified non-compliances with the implementation and oversight of the licensee’s radiation protection program at the location. The inspection also identified several non-compliances with the transport and labelling of portable nuclear gauges and record keeping.

The order requires the licensee to return all portable gauges to secure storage until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that the radiation protection program has been effectively implemented and that all items of non-compliance identified during the inspection have been satisfactorily corrected.

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

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