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Elevating Nuclear Safety: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission achieves laboratory accreditation

In a significant milestone for nuclear safety, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has earned accreditation under the Standards Council of Canada's (SCC) Testing and Calibration Laboratory Accreditation. This accomplishment underscores CNSC's commitment to the highest standards in environmental testing, reinforcing the vital role of accreditation in upholding safety, security and environmental protection.

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission plays a crucial role in regulating nuclear facilities and activities to safeguard health, safety, security, and the environment. Their accreditation further emphasizes their commitment to rigorous and internationally-recognized standards.

CNSC Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch and Chief Science Officer, Peter Elder expressed pride in the achievement: “This recognition highlights our dedication to upholding the highest standards in nuclear safety and environmental testing, reinforcing our commitment to transparency, accountability, and international best practices.”

As a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA), SCC places immense value on fostering trust and reliability through globally recognized accreditation. Elias Rafoul SCC Vice-President, Accreditation Services Branch emphasized the broader impact: "Congratulations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. This accreditation not only showcases their dedication but also positions them at the forefront of excellence in the dynamic field of nuclear energy.”

About Accreditation

Accreditation, a formal, independent evaluation by authorities like SCC, ensures the precise and consistent application of national and international standards. It creates a foundation of trust, contributing to the well-being of communities and a sustainable future.

SCC's Accreditation Services

SCC's Accreditation Services goes beyond traditional evaluations. It meticulously 'checks the checkers,' confirming that standards development organizations, conformity assessment, and certification bodies meet the stringent requirements of both national and international standards. This commitment to excellence, coupled with SCC's status as an ILAC MRA signatory, not only garners international recognition but actively champions transparency, accountability, and confidence in the marketplace.

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