CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture

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September 26, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture.

Also included is a request for information (RFI) on the proposed implementation of REGDOC‑2.1.2.

To review and comment on the regulatory document and the RFI, visit the REGDOC-2.1.2 webpage. Please submit your feedback by November 28, 2016. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public.

REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture, establishes requirements and guidance for fostering and assessing safety culture. Safety culture is defined as the characteristics of the work environment, such as the values, rules, and common understandings that influence workers’ perceptions and attitudes about the importance that the organization places on safety. A healthy safety culture is a key factor in reducing the likelihood of safety-related events and mitigating their potential impact, and in continually improving safety performance.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security 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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  • Experience in the international nuclear industry and in other industries has demonstrated the importance of a healthy safety culture in maintaining the safety of workers, the public and the environment.
  • The CNSC welcomes feedback at any time on regulatory documents.

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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