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May 21, 2015
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Josh Allen of Richland Operations Office Named 2014 Facility Representative of the Year

Congratulations to Josh Allen, Richland Operations Office, the winner of the 2014 DOE Facility Representative of the Year Award!

May 21, 2015
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Mark R. Hahn of the Richland Operations Office presented 2014 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

Congratulations to Mark Hahn, Richland Operations Office, the winner of the 2014 DOE Safety System Oversight Annual Award!

May 1, 2015
The upcoming implementation date for the new Hazard Communication Standard requires all Federal and Contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace must be in compliance with all modified revisions of this final rule, except: The distributors shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it has been modified to comply with paragraph (f)(1) of the Hazard Communication Standard.
Upcoming Implementation Date for New Hazard Communication Standard

The upcoming implementation date for the new Hazard Communication Standard requires all Federal and Contractor employees with hazardous chemicals in their workplace must be in compliance with all modified revisions of this final rule, except: The distributors shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it has been modified to comply with paragraph (f)(1) of the Hazard Communication Standard.

April 27, 2015
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2nd Annual National Safety Awareness Event to Prevent Falls in Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled an awareness event from May 4-15 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls.

April 20, 2015
2015 Safeguards and Security Directors Conference - July 14 - 16, 2015

This event will address many of the significant policy updates, reorganization, and topics of departmental emphasis that have occurred in recent years while also focusing on the myriad of other contemporary security topics and programs that impact our security operations.

April 20, 2015
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Save the Date! Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015

Save the Date! Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is on April 22, 2015. The celebration will showcase interactive, eco-friendly exhibits and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability.

March 31, 2015
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2014 Former Worker Medical Screening Program Annual Report

EHSS is privileged to present the 2014 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.

February 9, 2015
The purpose of the Call for Proposals is to identify potential projects addressing cross-cutting nuclear safety issues across the DOE complex.
2015 Call for Proposals for the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program

2015 Call for Proposals for the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program.

February 4, 2015
The Office of Nuclear Safety is performing a series of site visits to provide roll-out training and assistance to Program and Site Offices and their contractors on effective implementation of the new revision to DOE Standard 3009-2014, Preparation of Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analysis.
DOE Standard 3009-2014, Preparation of Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analysis, Roll Out Training

The Office of Nuclear Safety is performing a series of site visits to provide roll-out training and assistance to Program and Site Offices and their contractors on effective implementation of the new revision to DOE Standard 3009-2014, Preparation of Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analysis.

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, and 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 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.