In November 2006, the LLRWMO implemented an integrated Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEH&S) Management program. This QEH&S program ensures optimum control of the environmental impacts of LLRWMO activities, while protecting the health and safety of the public and operational staff. It accomplishes this by assisting in the maintenance of regulatory compliance and conformance with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, Radiation Protection, and Radioactive Materials Shipping programs. The program is structured to satisfy the following requirements:
Quality – ISO 9001:2008
Environment – ISO 14001:2004
Health and Safety – CSA Z1000:2006
The scope of the LLRWMO ISO 9001 registration includes:
- the management of historic low-level radioactive waste and the resolution of related issues on behalf of the federal government;
- the assessment of low-level radioactive waste produced by the nuclear industry and medical, industrial and research institutions;
- tracking and reporting on national and international developments pertaining to low-level radioactive waste; and
- advising federal agencies regarding low-level radioactive waste issues, and supporting their efforts internationally on behalf of Canada.
An ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit was performed by the Quality Management Institute, which now incorporates the LLRWMO within the scope of the CNL Nuclear Laboratories Division registration.