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Audits and Evaluations

Nitrate Film Preservation Facility

Appendix B - Risk Ranking of Recommendations

The following table presents recommendations and assigns risk rankings of high, moderate or low. Risk rankings were determined based on the relative priorities of the recommendations and the extent to which the recommendations indicate non-compliance with Treasury Board policies and other relevant policies and standards.

Recommendations Priority Level
1. LAC should identify a Health and Safety representative for the nitrate facility to ensure periodic monitoring of the health and safety controls. Moderate
2. The Analogue Preservation Branch should develop a strategy to inform employees working at the nitrate facility of existing and changing health and safety requirements related to nitrate material; and ensure that appropriate individuals are notified if employees will be working at the nitrate facility for an extended period. Moderate
3. The Analogue Preservation Branch should ensure that the nitrate handling procedures are complete, and include procedures for the handling and disposal of scrap nitrate. Low
4. LAC’s Security officer should ensure that compensating measures be implemented immediately at the nitrate facility, while cameras are removed and controlled access is not functioning, and kept until these controls are back and functioning as intended. Moderate
5. The project management team overseeing the repair of the cooling system should monitor the temperature and humidity fluctuations and ensure that upon completion of the repairs, cold-storage vaults maintain expected temperature and humidity levels throughout the year. Moderate

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