Following a period of public consultation from April to May 2016, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published regulatory document REGDOC-2.2.2, Personnel Training, version 2. The initial version of REGDOC-2.2.2 was published August 2014.
Version 2 of REGDOC-2.2.2 provides additional guidance towards the development of radiation safety training programs for workers involved in licensed activities with nuclear substances and radiation devices, and with Class II nuclear facilities and prescribed equipment. High-level process diagrams showing practical examples of the application of the training methodology described in the document have been added in an appendix. There are no new requirements for licensees or applicants in version 2 of the document; REGDOC-2.2.2 will continue to serve as a performance-based guideline for licensees holding Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment licences or Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices licences.
The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.
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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission