Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty

News Release

November 9, 2015, Ottawa ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty.

This document provides fitness-for-duty requirements and guidance for workers at high-security sites, including drug and alcohol testing. A high-security site refers to a nuclear power plant or a nuclear facility where Category I or II nuclear material is processed, used or stored.

REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, is part of the CNSC’s regulatory framework series on human performance management.

New to consultation is an impact statement specific to this document, which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, as well as the estimated impacts on stakeholders. The public is asked to provide clear and specific feedback to help CNSC staff refine, or revisit, initial assumptions and objectives.

To review and comment on the document and impact statement, visit the REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty Web page. Please submit your feedback by January 22, 2016*. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public.

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.

Quick facts

  • REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, incorporates feedback received in response to discussion paper DIS-12-03, Fitness for Duty: Proposals for Strengthening Alcohol and Drug Policy, Programs and Testing, which was published for public consultation from April to August 2012.
  • REGDOC-2.2.4 also updates the information found in RD-363, Nuclear Security Officer Medical, Physical, and Psychological Fitness.
  • REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty: Managing Worker Fatigue, is being consulted upon separately and its subject matter is not addressed in this broader document.

Relevant links

*NOTE: The consultation period has been extended to March 7, 2016

Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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