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Cultivating a Safety Culture within a Creative Environment. Frances Alston Manager, Environmental, Safety & Waste Management. Discussion Outline. SRNL – Who are we? SRNL culture Diverse Innovative Overview of safety programs Other safety practices and committees Safety statistics.

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cultivating a safety culture within a creative environment

Cultivating a Safety Culture within a Creative Environment

Frances Alston

Manager, Environmental, Safety & Waste Management

discussion outline
Discussion Outline
  • SRNL – Who are we?
  • SRNL culture
    • Diverse
    • Innovative
  • Overview of safety programs
  • Other safety practices and committees
  • Safety statistics
slide4

SRS Tritium Facilities

Energy Security

  • Hydrogen Storage Technology
  • Production of Hydrogen
  • Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
  • Renewable Energy Research

Environmental and Chemical Process Technology

  • EM Corporate Laboratory
  • Materials Stabilization and Disposition
  • Cleanup Technologies

Applied Research and Development Laboratory

National Security

  • Tritium Technology
  • Plutonium Technology
  • Homeland Security Support
  • Non-Proliferation Technology
  • National Law Enforcement

R&D: Research & Development; EM: Environmental Management

srnl staff
SRNL Staff
  • SRNL’s staff - over 900
  • Research staff of over 700 includes
    • Materials scientists
    • Chemists
    • Physicists
    • Biologists
    • Engineers
    • Technicians.
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SRNL Staff
  • Research Support/Operating Staff of 200 includes
    • Engineering
    • Maintenance
    • Operations
    • ESH
  • Quality Assurance
srnl safety culture
Management

Walkdowns

BBS observations

Sponsorship

Senior Management Safety Committee

Corrective Action Review Board

Operations Council

Employees

Walkdowns

BBS observations

Safety meeting participation

conduct

attend

Safety related committees membership

SRNL Safety Culture

Safety is integrated at all levels of our business

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Define

Scope of Work

Feedback / Improvement

Analyze Hazards

Develop & Implement Controls

Perform

Work Safety

Current SRNL Safety Program ConfigurationISMS Work Planning & Control Defense-in-Depth

Control of Technical Work

- Task Technical Plans

- Task Technical Requests

- Technical Assistance Requests

- Categories of Work: Engineering/Design, Routine Service, R&D

Self-Assessments

Management Observations

BBS Observations

Lessons Learned/Operating Experience

Performance Indicators

,

,

Scope of Work

Define

Task Plans

Scope of

Work

Analyze

Feedback /

Conduct of R&D

HAP, AHA, JHA

Hazards

Improvement

ISMS

Perform

Work

Daily ISM Briefs

Pre-Job Briefs

Work Control Documents

- Procedures

- Work Instructions

- R&D Directions

“Time-Outs”

Safely

Eliminate Hazard

Engineered Controls

Admin. Controls, e.g., Procedures

Training, Education, Experience

PPE

L1, 1.01 Admin of SRNL Procedures

and R&D Work Control Documents

Procedures, work instructions, R&D Directions

Pre

Pre

-

-

job briefs, BBS observations

methods used to facilitate an exemplary safety culture
Methods Used to Facilitate an Exemplary Safety Culture
  • Conduct of Research and Development
  • Assisted Hazard Analysis
  • SRNL Operations Council
  • Local Safety Improvement Team
    • Behavior Based Safety
methods used to facilitate an exemplary safety culture conduct of r d
Methods Used to Facilitate an Exemplary Safety Culture - Conduct of R&D
  • Conduct of Research and Development
    • Roadmap for applying safety requirements to R&D work
    • Consistent with DOE ISM process
    • Component of WSRC ISM Description
    • Provides consistent approach to hazard identification and control
assisted hazard analysis aha
Assisted Hazard Analysis (AHA)
  • Assisted Hazard Analysis is a disciplined, comprehensive software program.
  • It includes structured questions to help users identify hazards and controls associated with assigned work.
  • Assisted Hazard Analysis integrates diverse, independent processes into a "one stop" process with linkages to procedures, forms, permits, checklists, lessons learned and even subject matter experts, when required.
operations council
Operations Council
  • SRNL Operations Council Committees
    • Chemical Safety
    • Glovebox
    • Conduct of R&D Board
    • Radiological Work Practices
    • Electrical Safety
    • Research & Development Work Planning and Control
operations council committees
Chemical Safety committee

Established to get R&D involved with Subject Matter Experts (SME)

Purpose of the committee is to improve Chemical Safety within the laboratory environment

Procedure development

Training development

Glovebox committee

Established to provide technical and operations oversight for glove box requirements to ensure safe operations and compliance with codes, standards, orders, and accepted industry practices

Training development

Operations Council - Committees

Safety is integrated at all levels of our business

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Conduct of Research and Development Board

Established to serve as the centralized method to perform hazard analysis associated with scientific investigations within a research environment

Implements the principles of ISM within SRNL

Radiological Work Practices Committee

Provides cohesive approach to policies and practices governing radiological work

Radiological practices policy setting

Training

Assessment of radiological work and work practices

Operations Council - Committees

Safety is integrated at all levels of our business

operations council committees2
Electrical Safety Committee

Resolution of R&D electrical issues

Recommends electrical safety policies

Review incidents and recommends lesson learned

Training/qualification

Research & Development Work Planning and Control Committee

Work polices development

Interface with the Conduct of Research and Development Board for ISMS policies and procedures

Provides recommendations for SRNL senior staff on R&D Work Planning and control issues

Operations Council - Committees

Safety is integrated at all levels of our business

local safety improvement team lsit
Local Safety Improvement Team (LSIT)
  • Local Safety Improvement Team (LSIT)
      • 22 Department Representatives
      • 1 Management Champion
      • 1 Management Sponsor
  • Implementation through Team Charter
  • Implements Behavior Based Safety
  • LSIT Teams
    • Data Administration
    • Communications
    • Training
    • Strategic Planning
    • Membership
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Cultivating a Safety Culture Within a Creative Environment

Conclusion

  • What’s Next?
    • Human Performance
  • By utilizing the creativity of the research and support staff and the Safety programs that are embedded into SRNL’s safety culture, SRNL safety performance is continuing to improve.
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