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An Independent Evaluation of Safety Culture at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security– Headquarters

March 2013

An Independent Evaluation of Safety Culture at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security– Headquarters

This report describes the results of an independent evaluation of the existing safety culture at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS). This evaluation was conducted at the request of the Department’s Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer. The population addressed in the evaluation included all employees, federal and resident contractors, assigned to HSS. The evaluation was conducted in January and February of 2013 and included visits to the HSS Offices in Germantown, Maryland and the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC and telephone interviews with HSS employees working at the National Training Center in Albuquerque, NM.