July 2022,

Independent Assessment of Fire Department Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Safety Complex - July 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of fire department (FD) safety culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) from March 21 to April 1, 2022. Y-12 is managed and operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) and overseen by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Production Office (NPO). The objective of the assessment was to provide information on the status of safety culture within the Y-12 FD with particular emphasis on firefighter (FF) perceptions of management attention to employee concerns and recommendations. Additionally, the assessment gathered information on CNS and NPO employee perceptions of the effectiveness of their respective programs, processes, and activities to promote DOE safety culture values at the FD.