Jennifer (Jenn) Jakobi, PhD
Panel Members: Wayne Beckham (RSO), Lesley Buckley (RSO), Yani Picard (CNSC), John Schreiner (RSO)
Moderator: Michelle Nielsen
Abstract: As part of their mandate, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) routinely conducts inspections of Class II licensed facilities. The goal of these inspections is to improve the radiation safety program at the facility, while ensuring compliance with regulations. Preparation for an inspection, particularly a comprehensive Type I audit, requires significant effort on the part of both the licensee and the inspection team. This preparation extends beyond the Radiation Safety Officer alone and necessarily involves members of the entire program. Thorough preparation prior to an inspection can alleviate concern and stress on the part of staff participating in the inspection and is key to ensuring an efficient review by the inspection team. The session will present strategies for preparing for a CNSC inspection, from the viewpoint of both the licensee and of the CNSC. Panel members will share some tested practices they have used to ensure a smooth inspection.