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January 29, 2016
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Personal Commitment to Excellence in Health and Safety: A Message from Secretary Moniz and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall

Secretary Moniz and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall signed their Personal Commitment to Excellence in Health and Safety. The memorandum was used to develop a poster that is being displayed throughout DOE facilities in Forrestal and Germantown.

January 20, 2016
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2016 Call for Proposals for the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program

The purpose of the Call for Proposals is to identify potential projects addressing cross-cutting nuclear safety issues across the DOE complex.

December 3, 2015
In the photo, L to R:  Matt Moury, Associate Undersecretary of Energy for Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Mike Sweitzer, NNSA Office of Environment and Sustainability; Josh Silverman, DOE Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship; Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director, Council on Environmental Quality; Denny Hjeresen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lynn Hansen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jessica Arcidiacono, NNSA Office of Environment and Sustainability; Eric Bradley, DOE Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship
Climate Champion Award to Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE and NNSA

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), along with DOE and NNSA, were recognized as "Climate Champions" by the White House GreenGov Awards program, for the project, "Climate Realities at LANL." The award recognizes LANL, DOE, and NNSA for identifying significant climate-change related impacts at and around LANL and taking steps to integrate the reality of climate change into the Lab's operational and planning processes.

October 22, 2015
Bill R. McArthur, PhD, CIH
Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy, US Department of Energy
Engineered Nanoparticles - The Department of Energy’s Regulatory Approach

On October 14 & 15, Dr. McArthur presented the lecture entitled "Engineered Nanoparticles - The Department of Energy’s Regulatory Approach” at both the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Bremerton, Washington and the University of Washington in Seattle.

June 26, 2015
Department of Energy (DOE) employees may use the U.S. Postal Service's BlueEarth program to mail-in their personally owned electronics and accessories for free recycling.
U.S. Postal Service BlueEarth Program - Personal Electronics Recycling Program

Department of Energy (DOE) employees may use the U.S. Postal Service's BlueEarth program to mail-in their personally owned electronics and accessories for free recycling.

June 3, 2015
(L to R) Anastasia O'Rourke, Chair of SPLC Board of Directors; Josh Silverman and Shab Fardanesh, DOE; Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
2015 Awards For Leadership In Sustainable Purchasing Announced

2015 Awards for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing announced - DOE GreenBuy Award Program

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.