The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Safety and Security Enforcement Program conducts enforcement activities for Federal regulatory requirements pertaining to worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified and sensitive information security under authorities granted to the Secretary of Energy by the Atomic Energy Act. This includes the authority to levy civil penalties against DOE contractors and subcontractors that violate Departmental requirements in these areas. The enforcement program uses a variety of mechanisms, which are reflected on this web site, to communicate with DOE contractors about regulatory and compliance issues. These mechanisms include Notices of Violation, Consent Orders, Settlement Agreements, Compliance Orders, Special Report Orders, and Enforcement Letters.
Related to machine guarding and hazardous energy control programs and a roll mill crush event at the Kansas City National Security Campus.
May 18, 2022Learn More
Related to hazardous energy control events, and an electrical shock event, resulting in injury at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
March 12, 2021Learn More
Related to serious injury during material handling activity at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
November 18, 2020Learn More
Related to machine guarding and hazardous energy control programs and finger amputation event at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
October 13, 2020Learn More
Related to an electrical shock from an energized insulation retaining wire at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
January 24, 2020Learn More
Related to an employee’s dosimeter indicating a dose exceeding the limits specified in 10 C.F.R. § 835.202 at Pantex Plant.
July 14, 2021Learn More
Related to the spread of radiological contamination outside of the established radiological boundary of the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford.
April 1, 2019Learn More
Related to the introduction of classified information into unapproved information systems and potential unauthorized disclosure of classified information at DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
May 25, 2021Learn More
Related to a security incident involving the unauthorized use of classified information systems and potential disclosure of classified information by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.
May 7, 2021Learn More
Security Enforcement Letter issued to Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC regarding the disposition of classified information at the Pantex Plant
December 2, 2016Learn More
Security Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
February 1, 2016Learn More