The purpose of causal analysis is to identify and understand the causes (both individual and organizational) that contributed to an occurrence in order to correct deficiencies. DOE O 232.2, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information, requires the investigation and analysis of occurrences. Pursuant to DOE O 232.2, causal analyses of occurrences and near misses must go beneath the surface to identify how the underlying sources of operational vulnerability combined to produce unintended or undesired results.
Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) Superseding DOE-STD-1090-2007 (August 2007)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hoisting and Rigging Standard is intended to be used by supervisors, line managers, safety personnel, equipment operators, riggers and other personnel responsible for the safety of hoisting and rigging operations at DOE sites. It may be used as either contract document or as a best practices guide at the site’s or program office’s discretion.
Occupational Safety Functional Area Qualification Standard
The Occupational Safety technical functional area qualification standard (FAQS) establishes common functional area competency requirements for all DOE occupational safety personnel who provide assistance, or direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of contractor technical activities that could impact the safe operation of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.
Environmental Compliance Functional Area Qualification Standard
The Environmental Compliance FAQS establishes common functional area competency requirements for all DOE environmental compliance personnel who provide assistance, or direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of contractor technical activities that could impact the safe operation of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities. The technical FAQS has been developed as a tool to assist DOE program and field offices in the development and implementation of the TQP in their organization.
This standard supports the implementation of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. It also establishes the numerical values of DCSs in a manner reflecting the current state of knowledge and practice in radiation protection
Design of Safety Significant Safety Instrumented Systems Used at DOE Non-Reactor Nuclear Facilities
This standard provides requirements and guidance for the design, procurement, installation, testing, maintenance, operation, and quality assurance of safety instrumented systems (SIS) that may be used at Department of Energy (DOE) nonreactor nuclear facilities for safety significant (SS) functions.
Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry
This technical standard describes the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for external dosimetry, in support of worker health, safety, and security. DOELAP accreditation involves performance testing and documentation of program elements important to the long-term quality assurance of a dosimetry program and its ability to accurately measure, record, and report occupational whole body and extremity dose.
Safety Software Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard
This SSQA FAQS identifies the minimum technical competency requirements for DOE personnel who have a responsibility for safety software. Although there may be other competency requirements associated with the positions held by DOE personnel, this technical FAQS is limited to identifying the specific technical competencies required throughout all defense nuclear facilities.
Facility Representative Functional Area Qualification Standard
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE DOE O 426.1, Federal Technical Capabilities, commits the Department to continuously strive for technical excellence. The Technical Qualification Program (TQP), along with the supporting technical qualification standards, complements the personnel processes that support the Department’s drive for technical excellence.
Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Functional Area Qualification Standard CHANGE NOTICE NO.1 (April 2010)
A Nuclear Explosive Safety Study (NESS) is performed on all DOE Nuclear Explosive Operations (NEOs) in accordance with DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program; DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety; and DOE M 452.2-2, Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes.