News Release Article from  Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Archived - CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty: Managing Worker Fatigue

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

October 19, 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: Managing Worker Fatigue.

This document specifies the requirements and provides guidance to licensees for managing worker fatigue at high-security sites. Managing worker fatigue encompasses measures to manage its associated risks, including measures to manage the level of fatigue workers experience at work and to reduce the likelihood and consequences of fatigue-related errors.

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

For the first time, an impact statement specific to this document is also included, 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 Web page. Please submit your feedback by December 18, 2015. 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: Managing Worker Fatigue, was previously classified and consulted upon as REGDOC-2.2.1, Human Performance: Managing Worker Fatigue and Hours of Work. Through the disposition of public comments, the document has been reclassified to better align with the CNSC’s modernized regulatory framework.
  • Fatigue is widely recognized to affect fitness for duty because of its potential to degrade several aspects of human performance.
  • 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.
  • The CNSC welcomes public input on draft and published regulatory documents.

Relevant links


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Search for related information by keyword

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Processes Labour Economics and Industry

Date modified: