Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant
The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Kansas City Plant (KCP) site during April and May 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations.
Overall, FM&T management, ES&H subject matter experts, and the individuals who conduct work activities and safety management at KCP are experienced and exhibit a commitment to safety and quality work. The site has a good safety record, and safety performance metrics indicate improving trends. Most work that was observed was conducted in a safe manner and consistent with specified controls.
Section 2 provides an overall discussion of the results of the review of the KCP ES&H programs, including positive aspects and weaknesses. Section 3 provides OA’s conclusions regarding the overall effectiveness of KCSO and FM&T management of the ES&H programs. Section 4 presents the ratings assigned during this review. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendix B identifies the specific findings that require corrective action and follow-up. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for the KCP work activities. Appendix D presents the results of the review of the KCSO and contractor feedback and continuous improvement processes. Appendix E presents the results of the review of the selected focus areas.