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December 18, 2014
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2015 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW) - March 16-17, 2015

The 2015 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW) is a valuable training opportunity established by the Office of Health, Safety, and Security in support of hundreds of medical, allied health professionals, and subject matter experts from over four dozen locations across the Department. Their vital work in the field of Occupational Medicine encompasses medical qualification examinations, injury and illness management, disability management, workers’ compensation, and much more.

December 18, 2014
Front Row: Matt Moury, Associate Under Secretary, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS DOE), Cathy Haney (Director, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NRC)), Marissa Bailey (Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards and Environmental Review (NRC))

Back Row:  Tom Hiltz, Office of Nuclear Safety (EHSS DOE), Roy Zimmerman (Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs (NRC)), Mark Satorius (Executive Director for Operations (NRC)), Jim O'Brien, Director, Office of Nuclear Safety (EHSS DOE), Robert Johnson (Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch (NRC))
Nuclear Safety Information Agreement Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards an the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

On December 15, Matt Moury, Associate Under Secretary, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS DOE) and EHSS Office of Nuclear Safety staff met with the NRC Executive Director for Operations, the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, and the Director, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards to sign a nuclear safety information exchange agreement between NRC Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards and the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security.

December 10, 2014
Mr. David Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, speaking at the October 31, 2014 National Remembrance Day event.
National Day of Remembrance

On July 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate announced the passage of S. Res. 417, a Senate resolution designating October 30, 2014, as a National Day of Remembrance (NDR) for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

December 10, 2014
Pictured in front of the quilt from left to right are:  Mr. Stephen Kirchhoff, Deputy Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security, Mr. Greg Lewis, Director, Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support, Mr. David Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Mr. Matthew Moury, Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security, and Dr. Patricia Worthington, Director, Office of Health and Safety

AU-10 and AU-14 Directors and staff in front of the Remembrance Quilt at the DOE Forrestal cafeteria.
Remembrance Quilt

From September 2-19, the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) and the Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance sponsored the display of the National Day of Remembrance Quilt in the DOE Forrestal cafeteria.

December 8, 2014
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Nuclear Safety Research and Development Annual Report, December 2014

This document is the first annual report of DOE’s Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program, managed by the Office of Nuclear Safety in the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security. The report includes a description of the program and summaries of R&D projects related to DOE (including NNSA) nuclear facility and operational safety.

August 18, 2014
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2014 DOE Human Reliability Program (HRP) Workshop

2014 DOE Human Reliability Program (HRP) Workshop - September 17-19, at the DOE National Training Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

June 3, 2014
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Operations Security (OPSEC) Reminder

DOE O 471.6, Section 4.f, Information Security Manual and the DOE Headquarters Facilities Master Security Plan, Section 8, OPSEC, require that each element review information before it is posted to their publicly accessible website to ensure the data does not contain Controlled Unclassified Information and/or sensitive (critical information).

June 2, 2014
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National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a National Safety Stand-Down from June 2-6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls.

May 27, 2014
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Christopher D. Fischahs Of Los Alamos Field Office Presented 2013 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

Christopher D. Fischahs Of Los Alamos Field Office Presented 2013 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

May 27, 2014
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Dennis Yates Of Savannah River Operations Named 2013 Facility Representative Of The Year

Dennis Yates Of Savannah River Operations Named 2013 Facility Representative Of The Year

May 5, 2014
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Welcome to EHSS

The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) provides corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting DOE’s workers, the public, the environment and national security assets. We accomplish this through developing corporate policies and standards and providing guidance on their implementation; sharing operating experience, lessons learned, and best practices; and providing assistance and supporting services to line management with the goal of mission success as DOE’s environment, health, safety and security advocate.

March 5, 2014
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2013 Former Worker Medical Screening Program Annual Report

2013 Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments of this program, which provides critical services to those who served and sacrificed through their work in the Department and its predecessor agencies.

December 4, 2013
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DOE and FWS Sign New MOU on Migratory Bird Protection

DOE and the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

November 1, 2013
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Hazard Communications Training Deadline Approaches

All DOE Federal and contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace MUST complete the new Hazard Communications Standard Training, per 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, by DECEMBER 1, 2013.

October 31, 2013
HSS' Josh Silverman joins other 2013 "Sammie Award" Finalists at the White House to meet President Barack Obama.  Josh is in the back row, fifth from the right.
President Obama Meets with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award Finalists and Winners

Josh Silverman, Director of HSS' Office of Sustainability Support, was recently recognized at the White House by President Barack Obama for being selected as a 2013 Finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, also known as a "Sammie Award".

October 28, 2013
Color Guard | National Day of Remembrance - October 25, 2013
National Day of Remembrance HSS Honors Former Nuclear Weapons Program Workers

On Friday, October 25th 2013, HSS honored over 150 nuclear weapons program workers at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM). Hosted by NATM Director Allan Palmer, the event was conducted in recognition of the US Senate Resolution which designates October 30th as a National Day of Remembrance to recognize the Department of Energy nuclear weapons workers for their contribution, service and sacrifice for the defense of the United States.

September 10, 2013
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National Safety Month - June 2013

National Safety Month is recognized by employers, employees, and safety and health professionals throughout the country. During the month of June, HSS provided information, activities, and events pertaining to weekly themes.

August 29, 2013
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Notice, Revised Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement - July 2013

Notice to all cleared individuals, the "Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, Standard Form 312" (SF 312) was revised in July 2013.

August 29, 2013
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Former Worker Program Reaches 100,000 Screening Milestone

A major milestone was reached in June of this year – over 100,000 exams have now been provided to former workers since the inception of the program. Since 1996, the program has made great strides in addressing the occupational health legacy of the Department’s 70-plus years of nuclear weapons design and production. We at the Office of Health, Safety and Security are especially proud of the emphasis we place on the importance of serving our workers.

August 20, 2013
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Ronnie L. Alderson of Nevada Field Office presented 2012 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

About 70 Department of Energy (DOE) federal employees serve as Safety System Oversight (SSO) personnel, providing federal oversight of contractor management of safety systems at DOE nuclear facilities. SSO personnel ensure that the engineered safety systems perform as required to protect the public, workers, and the environment. Each year the Department presents the SSO Annual Award to recognize superior service. Mr. Ronnie L. Alderson from the Nevada Field Office was selected from a field of nine nominees for the 2012 SSO Annual Award.

August 20, 2013
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John C. Barnes of Savannah River Operations named 2012 Facility Representative of the Year

About 200 Department of Energy (DOE) federal employees are Facility Representatives (FR) who provide day-to-day oversight of contractor operations at DOE facilities. Each year the Department presents the FR of the Year Award to recognize superior service. Mr. John C. Barnes from the Savannah River Operations Office was selected from a field of sixteen nominees as the 2012 DOE FR of the Year. He is responsible for operational oversight of key facilities at the Savannah River Site, including the F and H-Canyons and the HB-Line.

August 15, 2013
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Chief Medical Officer Web Site Services Available To All DOE Employees

Did you ever wonder why you must undergo certain medical examinations every year if you work with hazardous materials or serve in a security function?

Have you ever experienced stress, been worried about a family member's health, or wondered who to talk with about a health concern?

July 22, 2013
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The Office Of Health Safety And Security Is Proud To Announce The Winners Of The 2012 Greenbuy Program.

The GreenBuy Program recognizes DOE sites for purchasing products that save energy, conserve water, and reduce health and environmental impacts. By participating in the GreenBuy Program, DOE sites leverage the Federal government purchasing dollars to achieve mission goals while improving the marketplace for greener products and reduce the overall impact of the Department's operations. In all, 27 Department of Energy (DOE) sites met a total of 150 product goals in 7 categories in FY2012.

September 21, 2012
Early Detection Saves Lives

Former Department of Energy (DOE) workers tell how medical screening helped them lead healthier and longer lives.