March 2020

Pressure Safety Assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Worker Safety and Health Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), conducted an assessment of the worker safety and health (WSH) pressure safety program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is managed by Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division (BMI). This assessment, which was conducted on December 2-6, 2019, evaluated the effectiveness of the implementation of the pressure safety program for pressure systems used in research work. The assessment also evaluated the oversight provided by the DOE Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) related to pressure safety. This assessment was requested by PNSO.