SAFETY. QUALITY. PRODUCTION.

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CORE FUNCTIONS

THE FIVE INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISMS) CORE FUNCTIONS PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SAFETY MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT AND WORK ACTIVITY THAT COULD POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE PUBLIC, WORKERS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. THESE FUNCTIONS ARE APPLIED AS A CONTINUOUS CYCLE WITH THE DEGREE OF RIGOR APPROPRIATE TO ADDRESS THE TYPE OF WORK ACTIVITY AND THE HAZARDS INVOLVED.  


DEFINE THE SCOPE OF WORK. MISSIONS ARE TRANSLATED INTO WORK; EXPECTATIONS ARE SET; TASKS ARE IDENTIFIED AND PRIORITIZED; AND RESOURCES ARE ALLOCATED. 

ANALYZE THE HAZARDS. HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORK ARE IDENTIFIED, ANALYZED, AND CATEGORIZED.

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT HAZARD CONTROLS. APPLICABLE STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS ARE IDENTIFIED AND AGREED-UPON; CONTROLS TO PREVENT OR MITIGATE HAZARDS ARE IDENTIFIED; THE SAFETY ENVELOPE IS ESTABLISHED; AND CONTROLS ARE IMPLEMENTED. 

PERFORM WORK WITHING OUT CONTROLS. READINESS TO DO THE WORK IS CONFIRMED AND WORK IS CARRIED OUT SAFELY.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. FEEDBACK INFORMATION ON THE ADEQUACY OF CONTROLS GATHERED; OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING HOW WORK IS DEFINED AND PLANNED ARE IDENTIFIED AND IMPLEMENTED; LINE AND INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT IS CONDUCTED; AND, IF NECESSARY REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS OCCUR.  


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

THE SEVEN GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF ISMS ARE INTENDED TO GUIDE DEPARTMENT AND CONTRACTOR ACTIONS FROM DEVELOPMENT OF SAFETY DIRECTIVES TO THE PERFORMANCE OF WORK. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S SEVEN GUIDING PRINCIPLES ARE:


  • LINE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY
  • CLEAR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • COMPETENCE COMMENSURATE  WITH RESPONSIBILITIES
  • BALANCED PRIORITIES
  • IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • HAZARD CONTROLS TAILORED TO WORK BEING PERFORMED
  • OPERATIONS AUTHORIZATION
  • WORKER INVOLVEMENT