November 2019

Work Planning and Control Assessment at the Idaho 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 work planning and control (WP&C) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which is managed by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA). This assessment, which was conducted on June 24-27 and July 8-11, 2019, evaluated the effectiveness of the implementation of the integrated safety management (ISM) core functions (define scope of work, identify and analyze hazards, identify and implement controls, perform work safely within controls, and feedback and improvement) for activity-level work. This assessment also evaluated elements of the contractor assurance system (CAS) and the oversight provided by the DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID).