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RISK-INFORMED SAFETY MARGIN CHARACTERIZATION  

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The concept of safety margins has served as a fundamental principle in the design and operation of commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). Defined as the minimum distance between a system’s “loading” and its “capacity”, plant design and operation is predicated on ensuring an adequate safety margin for safety-significant parameters (e.g., fuel cladding temperature, containment pressure, etc.) is provided over the spectrum of anticipated plant operating, transient and accident conditions. To meet the anticipated challenges associated with extending the operational lifetimes of the current fleet of operating NPPs, the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have developed a collaboration to conduct coordinated research to identify and address the technological challenges and opportunities that likely would affect the safe and economic operation of the existing NPP fleet over the postulated long-term time horizons. In this paper we describe a framework for developing and implementing a Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) approach to evaluate and manage changes in plant safety margins over long time horizons.

Nam Dinh; Ronaldo Szilard

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor  

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC)

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A risk-informed approach to safety margins analysis  

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The Risk Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) Pathway is a systematic approach developed to characterize and quantify safety margins of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components. The model has been tested on the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Lab.

Curtis Smith; Diego Mandelli

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

(RISMC) Advanced Test (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of  

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Case Study: Selection Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification Reference 1 discussed key elements of the process for developing a margins-based "safety case" to support safe and efficient operation for an extended period. The present report documents (in Appendix A) a case study, carrying out key steps of the Reference 1 process, using an actual plant Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) model. In general, the margins-based safety case helps the decision-maker manage plant margins most effectively. It tells the plant decision-maker such things as what margin is present (at the plant level, at the functional

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Treatment of Passive Component Reliability in Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization FY 2010 Report  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). A technical challenge at the core of this effort is to establish the conceptual and technical feasibility of analyzing safety margin in a risk-informed way, which, unlike conventionally defined deterministic margin analysis, is founded on probabilistic characterizations of SSC performance.

Robert W Youngblood

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization  

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Commercial nuclear power plants in operation continue to undergo design and operational changes to support cost-effective long-term operation. Additionally, as plant operational lifetimes are extended, it is imperative that they effectively manage aging degradation, prevent the occurrence of any safety-significant operational events, and analytically demonstrate acceptable (and even improved) nuclear safety risk. This report describes initial research to develop and validate an integrated framework and a...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization for Applicability to Significance Determination Process Evaluations  

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This report describes an industry application of the risk-informed safety margin characterization (RISMC) framework to the analysis of a plant event previously subjected to a significance determination process (SDP) evaluation. Within the nuclear regulatory system in the United States, the SDP uses risk insights, where appropriate, to help inspectors and regulatory staff determine the safety or security significance of inspection findings identified within the seven cornerstones of safety at ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot Application of Risk-Informed Safety Margins to Support Nuclear Plant Long-Term Operation Decisions  

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This report describes an industry application of the risk-informed safety margin characterization (RISMC) framework to the analysis of the impacts of a power uprate to a loss of main feedwater (LOMFW) event. The primary objective of this effort was to assess the changes in the safety margins for this event that result from the elevated power levels associated with a hypothetical plant power uprate. This analysis focused on the probabilistic risk assessment modeling of feed-and-bleed operation for ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about LWR design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the RISMC Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. This report describes the RISMC methodology demonstration where the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) was used as a test-bed for purposes of determining safety margins. As part of the demonstration, we describe how both the thermal-hydraulics and probabilistic safety calculations are integrated and used to quantify margin management strategies.

Curtis Smith; David Schwieder; Cherie Phelan; Anh Bui; Paul Bayless

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot Application of Risk Informed Safety Margins to Support Nuclear Plant Long-Term Operation Decisions: Impacts on Safety Margins of Extended Power Uprates for BWR Station Blackout Events  

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The risk-informed safety margin characterization (RISMC) framework is a technically robust approach that could be used to analyze nuclear power plant (NPP) safety margins for issues of significance to NPP safety. This report describes application of the RISMC framework to analysis of the impacts of an extended power uprate (EPU) to a boiling water reactor (BWR) station blackout (SBO) event, with emphasis on changes in safety margins due to elevated power levels. The analysis focused on probabilistic ...

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification  

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In general, the margins-based safety case helps the decision-maker manage plant margins most effectively. It tells the plant decision-maker such things as what margin is present (at the plant level, at the functional level, at the barrier level, at the component level), and where margin is thin or perhaps just degrading. If the plant is safe, it tells the decision-maker why the plant is safe and where margin needs to be maintained, and perhaps where the plant can afford to relax.

D. Blanchard; R. Youngblood

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification  

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In general, the margins-based safety case helps the decision-maker manage plant margins most effectively. It tells the plant decision-maker such things as what margin is present (at the plant level, at the functional level, at the barrier level, at the component level), and where margin is thin or perhaps just degrading. If the plant is safe, it tells the decision-maker why the plant is safe and where margin needs to be maintained, and perhaps where the plant can afford to relax.

R. Youngblood; D. Blanchard

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Reference 1 discussed key elements of the process for developing a margins-based “safety case” to support safe and efficient operation for an extended period. The present report documents (in...

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk-Informed Safety Margins Characterization (RISMC) PathwayTechnical Program Plan  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). As the current Light Water Reactor (LWR) NPPs age beyond 60 years, there are possibilities for increased frequency of Systems, Structures, and Components (SSCs) degradations or failures that initiate safety-significant events, reduce existing accident mitigation capabilities, or create new failure modes. Plant designers commonly “over-design” portions of NPPs and provide robustness in the form of redundant and diverse engineered safety features to ensure that, even in the case of well-beyond design basis scenarios, public health and safety will be protected with a very high degree of assurance. This form of defense-in-depth is a reasoned response to uncertainties and is often referred to generically as “safety margin.” Historically, specific safety margin provisions have been formulated, primarily based on “engineering judgment.”

Curtis Smith; Cristian Rabiti; Richard Martineau

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robustness of RISMC Insights under Alternative Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Classifications: Draft Report under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway of the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program  

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The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). A technical challenge at the core of this effort is to establish the conceptual and technical feasibility of analyzing safety margin in a risk-informed way, which, unlike conventionally defined deterministic margin analysis, would be founded on probabilistic characterizations of uncertainty in SSC performance. In the context of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) technology, there has arisen a general consensus about the distinctive roles of two types of uncertainty: aleatory and epistemic, where the former represents irreducible, random variability inherent in a system, whereas the latter represents a state of knowledge uncertainty on the part of the analyst about the system which is, in principle, reducible through further research. While there is often some ambiguity about how any one contributing uncertainty in an analysis should be classified, there has nevertheless emerged a broad consensus on the meanings of these uncertainty types in the PRA setting. However, while RISMC methodology shares some features with conventional PRA, it will nevertheless be a distinctive methodology set. Therefore, the paradigms for classification of uncertainty in the PRA setting may not fully port to the RISMC environment. Yet the notion of risk-informed margin is based on the characterization of uncertainty, and it is therefore critical to establish a common understanding of uncertainty in the RISMC setting.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Eslinger, Paul W.; Johnson, Kenneth I.

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informed Safety Categorization (RISC-3) Seismic Assessment Guidelines  

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended its regulations to provide an alternative approach for treatment of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) for nuclear power reactors using a risk-informed method of categorizing SSCs according to their safety significance.

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintaining plant safety margins  

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The Final Safety Analysis Report Forms the basis of demonstrating that the plant can operate safely and meet all applicable acceptance criteria. In order to assure that this continues through each operating cycle, the safety analysis is reexamined for each reload core. Operating limits are set for each reload core to assure that safety limits and applicable acceptance criteria are not exceeded for postulated events within the design basis. These operating limits form the basis for plant operation, providing barriers on various measurable parameters. The barriers are refereed to as limiting conditions for operation (LCO). The operating limits, being influenced by many factors, can change significantly from cycle to cycle. In order to be successful in demonstrating safe operation for each reload core (with adequate operating margin), it is necessary to continue to focus on ways to maintain/improve existing safety margins. Existing safety margins are a function of the plant type (boiling water reactor/pressurized water reactor (BWR/PWR)), nuclear system supply (NSSS) vendor, operating license date, core design features, plant design features, licensing history, and analytical methods used in the safety analysis. This paper summarizes the experience at Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YAEC) in its efforts to provide adequate operating margin for the plants that it supports.

Bergeron, P.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice,  

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Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 On August 12, 2009, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) issued Recommendation 2009-1, Risk Assessment Methodologies at Defense Nuclear Facilities. This recommendation focused on the need for clear direction on use of quantitative risk assessments in nuclear safety applications at defense nuclear facilities. The Department of Energy (DOE) is presently analyzing directives, standards, training, and other tools that may support more effective development and use of risk assessment. Working with the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety and the Chief of Nuclear Safety, staff from the Office of Health,

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On the quantification of safety margins  

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The nuclear industry has relied on the concept of Defense in Depth (DID) and traditional safety margins to deal with the uncertainties associated with the design and operation of nuclear facilities. These concepts were ...

Pagani, Lorenzo P

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Framework for Management of Safety Margins—Loss of Main Feedwater Pilot Application  

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This report presents the results of a trial application to assess safety margins using a risk informed approach. The trial application focused on a pressurized water reactor (PWR) loss of feedwater (LOFW) event with failure of auxiliary feedwater (AFW), for which feed and bleed cooling would be required to prevent core damage. For this trial application the main parameters which impact core damage for the scenario were identified and distributions were constructed to represent the uncertainties associate...

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Safety Culture Assessment Method for Nuclear Power Plants  

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This report provides an update of the risk management effectiveness assessment (RMEA) described in EPRI Report 1011761, Risk Management Effectiveness Assessment Application Guide. This update was performed to evaluate the capability of the RMEA to assess the effectiveness of the plant safety culture. The update considered results reported in the research literature since the 2005 publication of the application guide. It also evaluated the RMEA against the safety culture components identified by the U.S. ...

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Building a "Margin of Safety" Into Renewable Energy  

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Building a "Margin of Safety" Into Renewable Energy Procurements: A Review of Experience January 2006 CEC-300-2006-004 #12;ABSTRACT In implementing state renewables portfolio standards, utility purchasers and electricity regulators must confront the reality that signed renewable energy contracts

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Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 609618 The nuclear industry's transition to risk-informed regulation and  

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standards and the use of the newly instituted risk-informed reactor oversight process. Key factors affecting developed a probabilistic risk assessment policy in the early 1980s and nuclear reactor regulation (NRR in the development of risk- informed technologies and its use in the regulatory arena formed a small owner's group

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Seismic Safety Margins Research Program. Phase I, final report - overview  

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The Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP) is a multiyear, multiphase program whose overall objective is to develop improved methods for seismic safety assessments of nuclear power plants, using a probabilistic computational procedure. The program is being carried out at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Phase I of the SSMRP was successfully completed in January 1981: A probabilistic computational procedure for the seismic risk assessment of nuclear power plants has been developed and demonstrated. The methodology is implemented by three computer programs: HAZARD, which assesses the seismic hazard at a given site, SMACS, which computes in-structure and subsystem seismic responses, and SEISIM, which calculates system failure probabilities and radioactive release probabilities, given (1) the response results of SMACS, (2) a set of event trees, (3) a family of fault trees, (4) a set of structural and component fragility descriptions, and (5) a curve describing the local seismic hazard. The practicality of this methodology was demonstrated by computing preliminary release probabilities for Unit 1 of the Zion Nuclear Power Plant north of Chicago, Illinois. Studies have begun aimed at quantifying the sources of uncertainty in these computations. Numerous side studies were undertaken to examine modeling alternatives, sources of error, and available analysis techniques. Extensive sets of data were amassed and evaluated as part of projects to establish seismic input parameters and to produce the fragility curves. 66 refs., 29 figs., 10 tabs.

Smith, P.D.; Dong, R.G.; Bernreuter, D.L.; Bohn, M.P.; Chuang, T.Y.; Cummings, G.E.; Johnson, J.J.; Mensing, R.W.; Wells, J.E.

1981-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation on the Benefits of Safety Margin Improvement in CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Using an FPGA-based Shutdown System.  

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??The relationship between response time and safety margin of CANadian Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) nuclear power plant (NPP) is investigated in this thesis. Implementation of safety… (more)

She, Jingke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Asset Management  

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This report contains business requirements for Risk-Informed Asset Management (RIAM) software. The requirements pertain to both a full-blown version of RIAM (including uncertainty analysis of the economic and safety risk of a proposed equipment improvement project) and for RIAM Level 1 project screening software. The RIAM Level 1 analysis is a bounding process intended to estimate the most optimistic effect that the proposed investment would have on plant safety, cost, and revenue. The optimistic assumpt...

2006-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient analyses and thermal-hydraulic safety margins for the Greek Research Reactor (GRRI)  

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Various core configurations for the Greek research reactor (GRR1) have been considered in assessing the safety issues of adding a beryllium reflector to the existing water reflected HEU core and the transition from HEU to an all LEU core. The assessment has included both steady-state and transient analyses of safety margins and limits. A small all fresh Be reflected HEU core with a rather large nuclear peaking factor can still be operated safely, and thus adding a Be reflector to the larger depleted HEU core should not pose a problem. The transition mixed core with 50% LEU elements has larger void and Doppler coefficients than the HEU reference core and gives a lower peak clad temperature under transient conditions. The transition cores should give ever increasing margins to plate melting and fission product release as LEU elements are added to the core.

Woodruff, W.L.; Deen, J.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Papastergiou, C. [National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens (Greece)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshop on Program for Elimination of Requirements Marginal to Safety: Proceedings  

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These are the proceedings of the Public Workshop on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s Program for Elimination of Requirements Marginal to Safety. The workshop was held at the Holiday Inn, Bethesda, on April 27 and 28, 1993. The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for public and industry input to the program. The workshop addressed the institutionalization of the program to review regulations with the purpose of eliminating those that are marginal. The objective is to avoid the dilution of safety efforts. One session was devoted to discussion of the framework for a performance-based regulatory approach. In addition, panelists and attendees discussed scope, schedules and status of specific regulatory items: containment leakage testing requirements, fire protection requirements, requirements for environmental qualification of electrical equipment, requests for information under 10CFR50.54(f), requirements for combustible gas control systems, and quality assurance requirements.

Dey, M. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Safety Issue Resolution; Arsenault, F.; Patterson, M.; Gaal, M. [SCIENTECH, Inc., Rockville, MD (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (Phase I). Project IV. Structural building response; Structural Building Response Review  

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As part of the Phase I effort of the Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP) being performed by the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the basic objective of Subtask IV.1 (Structural Building Response Review) is to review and summarize current methods and data pertaining to seismic response calculations particularly as they relate to the objectives of the SSMRP. This material forms one component in the development of the overall computational methodology involving state of the art computations including explicit consideration of uncertainty and aimed at ultimately deriving estimates of the probability of radioactive releases due to seismic effects on nuclear power plant facilities.

Healey, J.J.; Wu, S.T.; Murga, M.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Safety Requirements for H2 Codes and Standards Development - DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report  

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5 5 FY 2012 Annual Progress Report DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Aaron Harris (Primary Contact), Jeffrey LaChance, Katrina Groth Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 969 Livermore, CA 94551-0969 Phone: (925) 294-4530 Email: apharri@sandia.gov DOE Manager HQ: Antonio Ruiz Phone: (202) 586-0729 Email: Antonio.Ruiz@ee.doe.gov Project Start Date: October 1, 2003 Project End Date: Project continuation and direction determined annually by DOE Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Objectives Present results of indoor refueling risk assessment to the * National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 Fueling Working Group. Perform and document required risk assessment (with * input from NFPA 2 and others) for developing science- based risk-informed codes and standards for indoor

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Technical Basis Guide Describing How to Perform Safety Margin Configuration Risk Management  

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The INL has carried out a demonstration of the RISMC approach for the purpose of configuration risk management. We have shown how improved accuracy and realism can be achieved by simulating changes in risk – as a function of different configurations – in order to determine safety margins as the plant is modified. We described the various technical issues that play a role in these configuration-based calculations with the intent that future applications can take advantage of the analysis benefits while avoiding some of the technical pitfalls that are found for these types of calculations. Specific recommendations have been provided on a variety of topics aimed at improving the safety margin analysis and strengthening the technical basis behind the analysis process.

Curtis Smith; James Knudsen; Bentley Harwood

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Risk-Informed In-Service Repair and Replacement: Draft Methodology  

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Code Case N-660, Revision 0, "Risk-Informed Safety Classification for Use in Risk-Informed Repair/Replacement Activities," was published by ASME and was developed to expand the breadth of risk-informed Section XI requirements to pressure boundary components. This report provides a generic draft methodology and technical basis for revisions to N-660 for Class 2 and 3 systems based on lessons learned from pilot application to Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Unit 2.

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support to NEI on Risk-Informed Regulations--2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents work performed in CY 2005 by EPRI in support of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). As part of its annual program, the EPRI Risk Safety/Management (R/SM) Program, formerly named Risk and Reliability Based Methods (R&RBM), provides technical support on regulatory and licensing issues to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Support for risk-informed regulations is consistent with the EPRI Nuclear Strategic Plan (NSP). The NSP Action Plan for Safety Risk Technology and Applications spec...

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Creation and Communication of Hurricane Risk Information  

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Reducing loss of life and harm when a hurricane threatens depends on people receiving hurricane risk information that they can interpret and use in protective decisions. To understand and improve hurricane risk communication, this article examines how ...

Julie L. Demuth; Rebecca E. Morss; Betty Hearn Morrow; Jeffrey K. Lazo

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Maintenance Decision Analysis Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capabilities and proposed features of a risk-informed fossil plant maintenance planning process are described in this report. This research will serve as the basis for the development of a software module deployed in enterprise asset management systems, such as the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) PlantView suite. The report provides background on how risk-informed decisions can lead to improved plant availability by prioritizing activities based on component failure modes, probabilities, and...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned From Implementation of Westinghouse Owners Group Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection Methodology for Piping  

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Risk-informed inservice inspection (ISI) programs have been in use for over seven years as an alternative to current regulatory requirements in the development and implementation of ISI programs for nuclear plant piping systems. Programs using the Westinghouse Owners Group (WOG) (now known as the Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group - PWROG) risk-informed ISI methodology have been developed and implemented within the U.S. and several other countries. Additionally, many plants have conducted or are in the process of conducting updates to their risk-informed ISI programs. In the development and implementation of these risk-informed ISI programs and the associated updates to those programs, the following important lessons learned have been identified and are addressed. Concepts such as 'loss of inventory', which are typically not modeled in a plant's probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) model for all systems. The importance of considering operator actions in the identification of consequences associated with a piping failure and the categorization of segments as high safety significant (HSS) or low safety significant (LSS). The impact that the above considerations have had on the large early release frequency (LERF) and categorization of segments as HSS or LSS. The importance of automation. Making the update process more efficient to reduce costs associated with maintaining the risk-informed ISI program. The insights gained are associated with many of the steps in the risk-informed ISI process including: development of the consequences associated with piping failures, categorization of segments, structural element selection and program updates. Many of these lessons learned have impacted the results of the risk-informed ISI programs and have impacted the updates to those programs. This paper summarizes the lessons learned and insights gained from the application of the WOG risk-informed ISI methodology in the U.S., Europe and Asia. (authors)

Stevenson, Paul R.; Haessler, Richard L. [Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (United States); McNeill, Alex [Dominion Energy, Innsbrook Technical Center (United States); Pyne, Mark A. [Duke Energy (United States); West, Raymond A. [Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. - Dominion Generation (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Safety Margins Research Programs. Assessment of potential increases in risk due to degradation of steam generator and reactor coolant pump supports. [PWR  

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During the NRC licensing review for the North Anna Units 1 and 2 pressurized-water reactors (PWRs), questions were raised regarding the potential for low-fracture toughness of steam-generator and reactor-coolant-pump supports. Because other PWRs may face similar problems, this issue was incorporated into the NRC Program for Resolution of Generic Issues. The work described in this report was performed to provide the NRC with a quantitative evaluation of the value/impact implications of the various options of resolving the fracture-toughness question. This report presents an assessment of the probabilistic risk associated with nil-ductility failures of steam-generator and reactor-coolant-pump structural-support systems during seismic events, performed using the Seismic Safety Margins Research Program codes and data bases.

Bohn, M. P.; Wells, J. E.; Shieh, L. C.; Cover, L. E.; Streit, R. L.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Process Hierarchy for Fossil Plant Maintenance Application  

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This report describes the functions, capabilities, and features of risk-informed maintenance processes for fossil power plants. This research is the basis on which to develop a software module in an enterprise asset management system (EAMS). Some power plants already use one of the processes described in this report. Additional capabilities are described to enhance that process. New processes are described that address additional applications for risk-informed maintenance.

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-informed assessment of regulatory and design requirements for future nuclear power plants. Annual report  

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OAK B188 Risk-informed assessment of regulatory and design requirements for future nuclear power plants. Annual report. The overall goal of this research project is to support innovation in new nuclear power plant designs. This project is examining the implications, for future reactors and future safety regulation, of utilizing a new risk-informed regulatory system as a replacement for the current system. This innovation will be made possible through development of a scientific, highly risk-formed approach for the design and regulation of nuclear power plants. This approach will include the development and/or confirmation of corresponding regulatory requirements and industry standards. The major impediment to long term competitiveness of new nuclear plants in the U.S. is the capital cost component--which may need to be reduced on the order of 35% to 40% for Advanced Light Water Reactors (ALWRS) such as System 80+ and Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The required cost reduction for an ALWR such as AP600 or AP1000 would be expected to be less. Such reductions in capital cost will require a fundamental reevaluation of the industry standards and regulatory bases under which nuclear plants are designed and licensed. Fortunately, there is now an increasing awareness that many of the existing regulatory requirements and industry standards are not significantly contributing to safety and reliability and, therefore, are unnecessarily adding to nuclear plant costs. Not only does this degrade the economic competitiveness of nuclear energy, it results in unnecessary costs to the American electricity consumer. While addressing these concerns, this research project will be coordinated with current efforts of industry and NRC to develop risk-informed, performance-based regulations that affect the operation of the existing nuclear plants; however, this project will go further by focusing on the design of new plants.

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Risk-Informed Snubber Inservice Testing Guidelines: Pilot Project Studies  

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Current industry practice of assuming nuclear power plant snubbers are a homogenous population requires more frequent examination and expanding the test samples if failures are encountered. This report proposes a risk-informed approach that would reduce snubber examination and testing scope and thereby reduce plant O&M costs, shorten plant outages, and reduce personnel radiation exposure.

1998-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection Support - 2006  

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This report describes the results of the project entitled Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection (RI-ISI) Support 2006. The RI-ISI Support project provides for the coordination and participation of risk technology to various industry groups including the Materials Reliability Program (for example, Fatigue and Alloy 600/182/82 task groups), the Boiling Water Reactor Vessel and Internals Project, Equipment Reliability, the Nuclear Energy Institute RI-ISI working group, the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safegua...

2006-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Energy Research Initiative. Risk Informed Assessment of Regulatory and Design Requirements for Future Nuclear Power Plants. Annual Report  

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The overall goal of this research project is to support innovation in new nuclear power plant designs. This project is examining the implications, for future reactors and future safety regulation, of utilizing a new risk-informed regulatory system as a replacement for the current system. This innovation will be made possible through development of a scientific, highly risk-informed approach for the design and regulation of nuclear power plants. This approach will include the development and.lor confirmation of corresponding regulatory requirements and industry standards. The major impediment to long term competitiveness of new nuclear plants in the U.S. is the capital cost component--which may need to be reduced on the order of 35% to 40% for Advanced Light Water Reactors (ALWRs) such as System 80+ and Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The required cost reduction for an ALWR such as AP600 or AP1000 would be expected to be less. Such reductions in capital cost will require a fundamental reevaluation of the industry standards and regulatory bases under which nuclear plants are designed and licensed. Fortunately, there is now an increasing awareness that many of the existing regulatory requirements and industry standards are not significantly contributing to safety and reliability and, therefore, are unnecessarily adding to nuclear plant costs. Not only does this degrade the economic competitiveness of nuclear energy, it results in unnecessary costs to the American electricity consumer. While addressing these concerns, this research project will be coordinated with current efforts of industry and NRC to develop risk-informed, performance-based regulations that affect the operation of the existing nuclear plants; however, this project will go farther by focusing on the design of new plants.

Ritterbusch, S.E.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-informed incident management for nuclear power plants  

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Decision making as a part of nuclear power plant operations is a critical, but common, task. Plant management is forced to make decisions that may have safety and economic consequences. Formal decision theory offers the ...

Smith, Curtis Lee, 1966-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining resilience within a risk-informed assessment framework  

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The concept of resilience is the subject of considerable discussion in academic, business, and governmental circles. The United States Department of Homeland Security for one has emphasised the need to consider resilience in safeguarding critical infrastructure and key resources. The concept of resilience is complex, multidimensional, and defined differently by different stakeholders. The authors contend that there is a benefit in moving from discussing resilience as an abstraction to defining resilience as a measurable characteristic of a system. This paper proposes defining resilience measures using elements of a traditional risk assessment framework to help clarify the concept of resilience and as a way to provide non-traditional risk information. The authors show various, diverse dimensions of resilience can be quantitatively defined in a common risk assessment framework based on the concept of loss of service. This allows the comparison of options for improving the resilience of infrastructure and presents a means to perform cost-benefit analysis. This paper discusses definitions and key aspects of resilience, presents equations for the risk of loss of infrastructure function that incorporate four key aspects of resilience that could prevent or mitigate that loss, describes proposed resilience factor definitions based on those risk impacts, and provides an example that illustrates how resilience factors would be calculated using a hypothetical scenario.

Coles, Garill A.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Holter, Gregory M.; Bass, Robert B.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Reserve Margins  

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This report explores the status of reserve margins across the country. Reserve margins represent the margin of excess capacity compared to demand. It is commonly calculated as the fraction of unused capacity during the summer peak. Simple in concept, the numbers can be difficult to calculate because of changes in geographic boundaries between regions, different views of what capacity qualifies to be counted, and changes in estimates of demand. This report provides a comprehensive and consistently calcula...

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEW OF PROPOSED METHODOLOGY FOR A RISK- INFORMED RELAXATION TO ASME SECTION XI APPENDIX G  

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The current regulations, as set forth by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), to insure that light-water nuclear reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) maintain their structural integrity when subjected to planned normal reactor startup (heat-up) and shut-down (cool-down) transients are specified in Appendix G to 10 CFR Part 50, which incorporates by reference Appendix G to Section XI of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code. The technical basis for these regulations are now recognized by the technical community as being conservative and some plants are finding it increasingly difficult to comply with the current regulations. Consequently, the nuclear industry has developed, and submitted to the ASME Code for approval, an alternative risk-informed methodology that reduces the conservatism and is consistent with the methods previously used to develop a risk-informed revision to the regulations for accidental transients such as pressurized thermal shock (PTS). The objective of the alternative methodology is to provide a relaxation to the current regulations which will provide more operational flexibility, particularly for reactor pressure vessels with relatively high irradiation levels and radiation sensitive materials, while continuing to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection to public health and safety. The NRC and its contractor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have recently performed an independent review of the industry proposed methodology. The NRC / ORNL review consisted of performing probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analyses for a matrix of cool-down and heat-up rates, permutated over various reactor geometries and characteristics, each at multiple levels of embrittlement, including 60 effective full power years (EFPY) and beyond, for various postulated flaw characterizations. The objective of this review is to quantify the risk of a reactor vessel experiencing non-ductile fracture, and possible subsequent failure, over a wide range of normal transient conditions, when the maximum allowable thermal-hydraulic boundary conditions, derived from both the current ASME code and the industry proposed methodology, are imposed on the inner surface of the reactor vessel. This paper discusses the results of the NRC/ORNL review of the industry proposal including the matrices of PFM analyses, results, insights, and conclusions derived from these analyses.

Dickson, Terry L [ORNL; Kirk, Mark [NRC

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATING INTERNAL STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES ON RISK-INFORMED REGULATORY PRACTICES FOR THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION  

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has begun a program to create a risk-informed environment within the reactor program. The first step of the process is to evaluate the existing environment and internal NRC stakeholder perceptions of risk-informed regulatory practices. This paper reports on the results of the first phase of this evaluation: assessing the current environment, including the level of acceptance of risk-informed approaches throughout the reactor program, the level of integration, areas of success, and areas of difficulty. The other two phases of the evaluation will identify barriers to the integration of risk into NRC activities and gather input on how to move to a risk-informed environment.

Peterson, L.K.; Wight, E.H.; Caruso, M.A.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-informed applications and online maintenance in France and the United States  

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During the past twenty-five years, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been progressing toward a more risk-informed, performance-based regulation. This regulatory framework has effectively supported the development ...

Verdier, Edouard (Edouard Pierre Emmanuel)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Preparing Risk-Informed Graded Quality Assurance Program Implementation Request Submittals  

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EPRI has assessed the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the regulation of nuclear power plant quality assurance programs. This report presents nuclear utilities with one example of a methodology and formatting guidance for developing submittals to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting implementation of risk-informed, performance-based "graded" quality assurance programs.

1998-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Margins up; consumption down  

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The results of a survey of dealers in the domestic fuel oil industry are reported. Wholesale prices, reacting to oversupply, decreased as did retail prices; retail prices decreased at a slower rate so profit margins were larger. This trend produced competitive markets as price-cutting became the method for increasing a dealer's share of the profits. Losses to other fuels decreased, when the figures were compared to earlier y; and cash flow was very good for most dealers. In summary, profits per gallon of oil delivered increased, while the consumption of gasoline per customer decreased. 22 tables.

Mantho, M.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection Status, Extensions, and Resolution of Implementation Issues  

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This report describes the results of the project developed to provide industry risk-informed in-service inspection (RI-ISI) support. This project provides the coordination and participation of risk technology to various industry groupsin particular, the Materials Reliability Program (for example, fatigue and Alloy 600/182/82 task groups), Boiling Water Reactor Vessel Internals Project, Equipment Reliability, Nuclear Energy Institute RI-ISI Working Group, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, regulato...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection Support, Extension and Resolution of Implementation Issues—2010  

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This report describes the results of a project developed to provide industry risk-informed inservice inspection (RI-ISI) support. This project provides coordination and participation in risk technology to various industry groupsin particular, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Materials Reliability Program, the Boiling Water Reactor Vessel and Internals Project, Equipment Reliability, the Nuclear Energy Institute's RI-ISI working group, the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, regulat...

2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle Management Economic Tools Demonstration: Risk-Informed Long-Term Planning for Equipment  

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To date, the EPRI Life Cycle Management (LCM) process and economic evaluation software tools have used point-value deterministic calculations to identify the economically optimum long-term plan for a system, structure, or component (SSC). This collaborative project demonstrates the unique capabilities of four tools that use probabilistic techniques to risk-inform LCM planning (i.e., accounting for risk and uncertainty in long-term asset management resource allocation decisions).

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Asset Management (RIAM): Method, Process, and Business Requirements  

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Risk-informed asset management (RIAM) is a composite financial/engineering method that uses risk management technology to support equipment long-term planning and investment decisions at the corporate, fleet, plant, system, or equipment levels of nuclear power enterprises. It gives decision makers improved quantitative information regarding investments in asset management at the levels of individual projects and a portfolio of projects. In a manner similar to use of probabilistic risk assessment and risk...

2005-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Rulemaking Activities to Risk-Inform Requirements in 10 CFR Part 50  

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This paper presents the status of NRC activities to revise requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50) to make them more risk-informed. The activities include proposed changes to treatment requirements (requirements such as quality assurance, testing, inspection, documentation that are imposed to add confidence in the capability of structures, systems and components (SSCs) to perform their intended functions) as well as changes to certain technical requirements. The technical requirements under consideration are those relating to combustible gas control and for emergency core cooling systems (including the evaluation models). (authors)

McKenna, Eileen M.; Reed, Timothy A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001 (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criticality Safety  

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Left Tab EVENTS Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30) Office of Nuclear Safety Home Directives Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules Nuclear Safety Workshops Technical...

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Technical Adequacy Guidance for Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection Programs  

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Risk-informed methodologies have been developed in order to establish alternative in-service inspection (ISI) requirements that are defined as risk-informed in-service inspection (RI ISI) programs. Plant-specific probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are typically used during the RI ISI development process. The ASME PRA Standard (for example, ASME RA Sb 2005) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.200 R1 and R2 have been issued and provide guidance in determining PRA tec...

2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Decommissioning Standard Review Plans and Risk-Informing Decommissioning Regulation: Selected 1999 Industry/NRC Decommissioning Lice nsing Interactions  

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This report describes the technical support EPRI provided the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Decommissioning Working Group in 1999. This volume includes two initiatives that produced four draft Decommissioning Standard Review Plans (DSRPs). It also includes an evaluation entitled Spent Fuel Pool Seismic Failure Frequency in Support of Risk-Informed Decommissioning -- Emergency Planning.

1999-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Basis for Revision to ASME Code to Appendix G: Incorporate Risk Informed P-T Methodology  

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A risk-informed procedure has been developed to define an optional alternative to the current ASME Section XI, Appendix G deterministic method for determining leak test temperature and heat-up and cool-down pressure-temperature limits. This method is simple to understand and implement and remains consistent with the structure of the current ASME Section XI, Appendix G deterministic methodology.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of risk-informed regulation for Generation-IV reactors  

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With the advent of new and innovative Generation-IV reactor designs, new regulations must be developed to assure the safety of these plants. In the past a purely deterministic way of developing design basis accidents was ...

Matos, Craig H

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-informing decisions about high-level nuclear waste repositories  

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Performance assessments (PAs) are important sources of information for societal decisions in high-level radioactive waste (HLW) management, particularly in evaluating safety cases for proposed HLW repository development. ...

Ghosh, Suchandra Tina, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Continued Technical Support to NEI on Risk-Informed Regulations  

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This report documents work performed in CY 2006 by EPRI in support of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Effective nuclear safety risk management can effectively address nuclear safety and economic risk concerns. While there is an increasing risk management culture at plants with many risk management activities embedded in most plant processes, there is a need to define what is effective risk management and to provide a means to assess the effectiveness. The objectives of this work are to 1) identify as...

2006-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Savannah River Site TRU Drum Waste Criticality Safety Margin Improvements  

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The text of the paper will include an overview of the methodology used to determine the credible scenarios, summary of the analysis of the results, challenges overcome during compliance and implementation, and cost savings due to reduced operational expanses.

Blanchard, A. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States); Hammer, K.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bromine Safety  

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The production and handling in 1999 of about 200 million kilograms of bromine plus substantial derivatives thereof by Great Lakes Chemical Corp. and Albemarle Corporation in their southern Arkansas refineries gave OSHA Occupational Injury/Illness Rates (OIIR) in the range of 0.74 to 1.60 reportable OIIRs per 200,000 man hours. OIIRs for similar industries and a wide selection of other U.S. industries range from 1.6 to 23.9 in the most recent OSHA report. Occupational fatalities for the two companies in 1999 were zero compared to a range in the U.S.of zero for all computer manufacturing to 0.0445 percent for all of agriculture, forestry and fishing in the most recent OSHA report. These results show that bromine and its compounds can be considered as safe chemicals as a result of the bromine safety standards and practices at the two companies. The use of hydrobromic acid as an electrical energy storage medium in reversible PEM fuel cells is discussed. A study in 1979 of 20 megawatt halogen working fluid power plants by Oronzio de Nora Group found such energy to cost 2 to 2.5 times the prevailing base rate at that time. New conditions may reduce this relative cost. The energy storage aspect allows energy delivery at maximum demand times where the energy commands premium rates. The study also found marginal cost and performance advantages for hydrobromic acid over hydrochloric acid working fluid. Separate studies in the late 70s by General Electric also showed marginal performance advantages for hydrobromic acid.

Meyers, B

2001-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Resources  

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Resources Print LBNLPub-3000: Health and Safety Manual Berkeley Lab safety guide, policies and procedures. Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Staff Contact information for the...

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Nuclear Safety  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Nuclear Safety information site that provides assistance and resources to field elements in implementation of requirements and resolving nuclear safety, facility safety, and quality assurance issues.

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update The original estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level (as reported in the Marginal Energy Prices Report, http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/codes_standards/applbrf/pdfs/marginal_ energy_price.pdf) was based on household energy billing data from EIA's 1993 RECS survey. When the 1997 RECS survey data became available, LBNL updated its estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level using that data. In addition, LBNL incorporated several refinements (as described below) to the marginal price estimation method it had originally developed. Presented below are the: * RECS97-based results. * Refinements to LBNL's marginal price estimation method.

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update  

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Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update Marginal Energy Prices - RECS97 Update The original estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level (as reported in the Marginal Energy Prices Report, http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/codes_standards/applbrf/pdfs/marginal_ energy_price.pdf) was based on household energy billing data from EIA's 1993 RECS survey. When the 1997 RECS survey data became available, LBNL updated its estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual household level using that data. In addition, LBNL incorporated several refinements (as described below) to the marginal price estimation method it had originally developed. Presented below are the: * RECS97-based results. * Refinements to LBNL's marginal price estimation method.

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Marginal Energy Prices- RECS97 Update  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

An updated estimation of residential marginal energy prices at the individual house level using the 1997 RECS survey data

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Use of Level 3 PSA in Risk Informed, Performance Based Regulation of Nuclear Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the request of the South Texas Electric Generating Station (STP), EPRI assessed the role of probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) Level 3 consequence analysis in the regulation of nuclear power plants. By surveying use of consequence analysis codes, their development, and current status, this report attempts to put Level 3 PSAs in perspective relative to their usefulness for making regulatory decisions.

1998-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Management Toolkit Modules: An Approach for Risk-Informed Performance-Focused Asset Management in the Power Delivery Industry  

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With the growing emphasis on risk management, decision makers need both quantified estimates of the risk/uncertainty and actionable results for capital and operation and maintenance (O&M) investments in power delivery projects. This report describes the concepts and modular automation framework for an asset management toolkit that embodies the methods and processes of risk-informed, performance-focused asset management in the power delivery industry.

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Lands: Concept, Assessment and Management  

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Marginal lands have received wide attention for their potential to improve food security and support bioenergy production. However, environmental, ecosystem service, and sustainability concerns have been widely raised over the use of marginal land. Knowledge of the extent, location, and quality of marginal lands as well as their assessment and management are limited and diverse. This paper provides a review of the historical development of marginal concept, its application and assessment. Limitations and priority research needs of marginal land assessment and management were discussed.

Kang, Shujiang [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; West, Tristram O. [Joint Global Change Research Institute, PNNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL; Izaurralde, Dr. R. Cesar [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Wang, Dali [ORNL; Nichols, Dr Jeff A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Evaluation of Protective Action Strategies for Nuclear Plant Off-Site Emergency Planning  

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All commercial nuclear power plants have developed formal emergency preparedness programs, which are implemented if actions required to protect public health and safety are deemed a necessary response to accident conditions. However, in the United States, the basis for these programs and the associated protective action strategies that would be implemented have not been modified since the time of the Three Mile Island accident. Based on the significant advancements in the knowledge of potential nuclear a...

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Informed Monitoring, Verification and Accounting (RI-MVA). An NRAP White Paper Documenting Methods and a Demonstration Model for Risk-Informed MVA System Design and Operations in Geologic Carbon Sequestration  

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This white paper accompanies a demonstration model that implements methods for the risk-informed design of monitoring, verification and accounting (RI-MVA) systems in geologic carbon sequestration projects. The intent is that this model will ultimately be integrated with, or interfaced with, the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) integrated assessment model (IAM). The RI-MVA methods described here apply optimization techniques in the analytical environment of NRAP risk profiles to allow systematic identification and comparison of the risk and cost attributes of MVA design options.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Sadovsky, Artyom; Sullivan, E. C.; Anderson, Richard M.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal Energy Price Report - July 1999  

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J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd DRAFT Marginal Energy Prices Report July 1999 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Codes and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd This document was prepared for the Department of Energy by staff members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) iii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd MARGINAL ENERGY PRICES Final Report Page Outline i Executive Summary 1 I. Background 2 II. Methods 4 III. Analysis and Results - Commercial 6 IV. Analysis and Results - Residential 12 V. Residential Heating Oil and Propane 19 VI. Taxes 22 Appendices Appendix 1. Tariffs Used in the Commercial Analysis 26

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Marginal Energy Price Report - July 1999  

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J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd DRAFT Marginal Energy Prices Report July 1999 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Codes and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd This document was prepared for the Department of Energy by staff members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) iii J:\marginal\FinalDraftReport7-29-99.wpd MARGINAL ENERGY PRICES Final Report Page Outline i Executive Summary 1 I. Background 2 II. Methods 4 III. Analysis and Results - Commercial 6 IV. Analysis and Results - Residential 12 V. Residential Heating Oil and Propane 19 VI. Taxes 22 Appendices Appendix 1. Tariffs Used in the Commercial Analysis 26

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Diverse Engagement: Drawing in the Margins  

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that challenges the dominant theories and paradigms or research that involves marginalised communities. Or, the margin could simply mean a place to doodle to get the creative juices flowing. Whatever the meaning of the margin, each of the papers demonstrates... IN THE MARGINS, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Cambridge University, UK (28-29, June 2010) ISBN 978-0-9566139-1-2 © University of Cambridge, Graduate Development Programme. 10 Indeed all the essays contained in the volume...

French, Matthew; Jackson, Simon; Jokisuu, Elina

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline Safety  

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Pipeline Safety. Summary: Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. ...

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Nuclear Plant Structures, Systems, and Components Safety Classification White Paper  

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This white paper outlines the relevant regulatory policy and guidance for a risk-informed approach for establishing the safety classification of Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant and sets forth certain facts for review and discussion in order facilitate an effective submittal leading to an NGNP Combined Operating License application under 10 CFR 52.

Pete Jordan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Circulation and Exchange in Choked Marginal Seas  

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A theory for the exchange between a rotating, buoyancy-forced marginal sea and an ocean is developed and tested numerically. Cooling over the marginal sea leads to sinking and sets up a two-layer exchange flow, with a warm surface layer entering ...

Larry J. Pratt; Michael A. Spall

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric Uncertainty Impacts on Option 2 Safety Significance Categorization  

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This report describes an assessment to determine the impact of parametric uncertainty on the safety significance categorization of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) using risk-importance measures. The study supports Risk-Informed Option 2, which allows elimination of special treatment requirements for low-risk-significant SSCs. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed an Option 2 Rulemaking, 10 CFR 50.69. Industry, through the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) with EPRI technical s...

2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety, Security  

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Safety, Security Safety, Security Safety, Security LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges. Contact Operator Los Alamos National Laboratory (505) 667-5061 We do not compromise safety for personal, programmatic, or operational reasons. Safety: we integrate safety, security, and environmental concerns into every step of our work Our commitments We conduct our work safely and responsibly to achieve our mission. We ensure a safe and healthful environment for workers, contractors, visitors, and other on-site personnel. We protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. We do not compromise safety for personal, programmatic, or

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Definition: Capacity Benefit Margin | Open Energy Information  

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Benefit Margin Benefit Margin Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Capacity Benefit Margin The amount of firm transmission transfer capability preserved by the transmission provider for Load- Serving Entities (LSEs), whose loads are located on that Transmission Service Provider's system, to enable access by the LSEs to generation from interconnected systems to meet generation reliability requirements. Preservation of CBM for an LSE allows that entity to reduce its installed generating capacity below that which may otherwise have been necessary without interconnections to meet its generation reliability requirements. The transmission transfer capability preserved as CBM is intended to be used by the LSE only in times of emergency generation deficiencies.[1] Related Terms

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION  

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SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY Discovery 2 Building, Room 265 8888 University Drive BurnabyENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY SAFETY & RISK SIGNAGE 26740 INCIDENT INVESTIGATION Supervisors, Safety Committees, EHS LABORATORY SAFETY 27265

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Subject: Integrated Safety Analysis: Why It Is Appropriate for Fuel  

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Subject: Integrated Safety Analysis: Why It Is Appropriate for Fuel Subject: Integrated Safety Analysis: Why It Is Appropriate for Fuel Recycling Facilities Project Number: 689Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Letter, 9/10/10 Subject: Integrated Safety Analysis: Why It Is Appropriate for Fuel Recycling Facilities Project Number: 689Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Letter, 9/10/10 Enclosed for your review is a Nuclear Energy Institute white paper on the use of Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) at U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission-licensed recycling facilities. This paper is intended as an information source for the NRC and should serve as a foundation for discussion with industry representatives on the issue. This paper concludes that an ISA is a risk-informed, performance-based way of achieving and maintaining safety at fuel recycling facilities. As

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Marginal Energy Price Report- July 1999  

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Estimated Consumer Marginal Energy Prices for the Commercial and Residental Sectors for use in the Life-Cycle Cost Analyses for four of the High-Priority Appliance Rulemakings

88

Soil Moisture Impacts on Convective Margins  

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An idealized prototype for the location of the margins of tropical land region convection zones is extended to incorporate the effects of soil moisture and associated evaporation. The effect of evaporation, integrated over the inflow trajectory ...

Benjamin R. Lintner; J. David Neelin

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety Bulletins  

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2009-01: Sulfur Hexafluoride Awareness Safety Bulletin 2008-03: Reporting Work-Related Heart Attacks Safety Bulletin 2008-02: Quality Assurance Concern at Wright Industries, Inc....

90

The basins on the Argentine continental margin  

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After the stabilization of the central Gondwana Craton, orogenic belts were accreted, as a result of convergence events and an extensive passive margin developed in southwestern Gondwana. Thermal subsidence in Parana, Karoo-Ventania basins and the Late Paleozoic-Early Mesozoic rifts, were modified by the Gondwana breakup and the South Atlantic opening. Early Paleozoic marine transgressions deposited the Table Mountain Group in Ventania. In southwestern Patagonia foreland clastics were deposited. Magmatic arcs and marine units indicate a tectonic trough was formed, alternating with continental sequences, over Late Paleozoic metamorphics and intrusives, resulting from plastered terrains along the Gondwana margin. In Patagonia, Permo-Carboniferous continental and glacio marine clastics infill the basins, while in Ventania, paralic sequences, grade from neritic to continental to the northeast, extending beneath the continental margin. The Triassic-Jurassic rift basins progressed onto regional widespread acid lavas and were infilled by lagoonal organic-rich sequences. Early drift phase built basins transverse to the margin, with fluvio-lacustrine sequences: Salado, Colorado, Valdes-Rawson, San Julian and North Malvinas intracratonic basins, which underwent transtensional faulting. Post-Oxfordian to Neocomian brackish sequences, onlapped the conjugate basins during the margin`s drift, with petroleum systems, as in Austral and Malvinas. In the Valanginian, basic extrusions commenced to form on the continental border, heralding the oceanic phase. Due to thermal subsidence, offlaping sediments prograded onto the remaining half-grabens. Several petroleum systems, proven and hypothetical, are identified in this region.

Urien, C.M. [Buenos Aires Technological Institute Petroleum School, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis...  

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Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Title Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed...

92

Safety Communications  

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Communications Communications New Staff & Guests Safety Topics ISM Plan Safety Communications Questions about safety and environmental compliance should first be directed to your supervisor or work lead. The Life Sciences Division Safety Coordinator Scott Taylor at setaylor@lbl.gov , 486-6133 (office), or (925) 899-4355 (cell); and Facilities Manager Peter Marietta at PMarietta@lbl.gov, 486-6031 (office), or 967-6596 (cell), are also sources of information. Your work group has a representative to the Division Environment, Health, & Safety Committee. This representative can provide safety guidance and offer a conduit for you to pass on your concerns or ideas. A list of current representatives is provided below. Additional safety information can be obtained on-line from the Berkeley Lab

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Risk Informed Assessment of Regulatory and Design Requirements for Future Nuclear Power Plants (Cooperative Agreement DE-FC03-99SF21902, Am. M004) Final Technical Report  

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OAK-B135 Research under this project addresses the barriers to long term use of nuclear-generated electricity in the United States. It was agreed that a very basic and significant change to the current method of design and regulation was needed. That is, it was believed that the cost reduction goal could not be met by fixing the current system (i.e., an evolutionary approach) and a new, more advanced approach for this project would be needed. It is believed that a completely new design and regulatory process would have to be developed--a ''clean sheet of paper'' approach. This new approach would start with risk-based methods, would establish probabilistic design criteria, and would implement defense-in-depth only when necessary (1) to meet public policy issues (e.g., use of a containment building no matter how low the probability of a large release is) and (2) to address uncertainties in probabilistic methods and equipment performance. This new approach is significantly different from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) current risk-informed program for operating plants. For our new approach, risk-based methods are the primary means for assuring plant safety, whereas in the NRC's current approach, defense-in-depth remains the primary means of assuring safety. The primary accomplishments in the first year--Phase 1 were (1) the establishment of a new, highly risk-informed design and regulatory framework, (2) the establishment of the preliminary version of the new, highly risk-informed design process, (3) core damage frequency predictions showing that, based on new, lower pipe rupture probabilities, the design of the emergency core cooling system equipment can be simplified without reducing plant safety, and (4) the initial development of methods for including uncertainties in a new integrated structures-systems design model. Under the new regulatory framework, options for the use of ''design basis accidents'' were evaluated. It is expected that design basis accidents would be an inherent part of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment for the plant and their evaluation would be probabilistic. Other first year accomplishments include (1) the conversion of an NRC database for cross-referencing NRC criteria and industry codes and standards to Microsoft 2000 software, (2) an assessment of the NRC's hearing process which concluded that the normal cross-examination during public hearings is not actually required by the U.S. Administrative Procedures Act, (3) the identification and listing of reliability data sources, and (4) interfacing with other industry groups (e.g., NEI and IAEA) and NRC at workshops for risk-informing regulations. The major accomplishments during the second year consisted of (1) issuance of the final report for Subtask 1.1, ''Identify Current Applicable Regulatory Requirements [and Industry Standards],'' (2) issuance of the final report for Subtask 1.2,'' Identify Structures, Systems, and Components and Their Associate d Costs for a Typical Plant,'' (3) extension of the new, highly risk-informed design and regulatory framework to non-light-water-reactor technology, (4) completion of more detailed thermal-hydraulic and probabilistic analyses of advanced conceptual reactor system/component designs, (6) initial evaluation and recommendations for improvement of the NRC design review process, and (7) initial development of the software format, procedures and statistical routines needed to store, analyze and retrieve the available reliability data. Final reports for Subtasks 1.1 (regulatory and design criteria) and 1.2 (costs for structures, systems, and components) were prepared and issued. A final report for Subtask 1.3 (Regulatory Framework) was drafted with the aim to issue it in Phase 3 (Year 3). One technical report was produced for Subtask 1.4 (methods development) and two technical reports were produced for Subtask 1.6 (sample problem analysis). An interim report on the NRC design review process (Subtask 1.7) was prepared and issued. Finally, a report on Subtask 2.2 (database weaknesses) addressed the i

Stanley E. Ritterbusch, et. al.

2003-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

94

Safety Advisories  

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Safety Advisories Safety Advisories 2010 2010-08 Safety Advisory - Software Quality Assurance Firmware Defect in Programmable Logic Controller 2010-07 Safety Advisory - Revised Counterfeit Integrated Circuits Indictment 2010-06 Safety Advisory - Counterfeit Integrated Circuits Indictment 2010-05 Safety Advisory - Contact with Overhead Lines and Ground Step Potential 2010-04 Update - Leaking Acetylene Cylinder Shutoff Valves 2010-03 - Software Quality Assurance Microsoft Excel Software Issue 2010-02 - Leaking Acetylene Cylinder Shutoff Valves 2010-01 Update - Defective Frangible Ammunition 2009 2009-05 Software Quality Assurance - Errors in MACCS2 x/Q Calculations 2009-04 Update - SEELER Exothermic Torch 2009-03 - Defective Frangible Ammunition 2009-02 - Recall of Defense Technology Distraction Devices

95

Large margin mixture of AR models for time series classification  

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In this paper, we propose the large margin autoregressive (LMAR) model for classification of time series patterns. The parameters of the generative AR models for different classes are estimated using the margin of the boundaries of AR models as the optimization ... Keywords: Generative and discriminative hybrid models, Large margin autoregressive model, Large margin mixture autoregressive model, Outlier detection, Rejection option, Time series classification

B. Venkataramana Kini; C. Chandra Sekhar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Marginally outer trapped surfaces in higher dimensions  

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We review the basic setup of Kaluza-Klein theory, namely a 5-dimensional vacuum with a cyclic isometry, which corresponds to Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory in 4-dimensional spacetime. We first recall the behaviour of Killing horizons and its generators under bundle lift and projection. We then show that the property of compact surfaces of being (stably) marginally trapped is preserved under lift and projection provided the appropriate ("Pauli-") conformal scaling is used for the spacetime metric. We also discuss and compare recently proven area inequalities for stable axially symmetric 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional marginally outer trapped surfaces.

Tim-Torben Paetz; Walter Simon

2013-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

97

Safety Standards  

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US DOE Workshop US DOE Workshop September 19-20, 2012 International perspective on Fukushima accident Miroslav Lipár Head, Operational Safety Section M.Lipar@iaea.org +43 1 2600 22691 2 Content * The IAEA before Fukushima -Severe accidents management * The IAEA actions after Fukushima * The IAEA Action plan on nuclear safety * Measures to improve operational safety * Conclusions THE IAEA BEFORE FUKUSHIMA 4 IAEA Safety Standards IAEA Safety Standards F undamental S afety Principles Safety Fundamentals f o r p ro te c ti n g p e o p l e a n d t h e e n v i ro n m e n t IAEA Safety Standards Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 2005 E dit ion Safety Requirements No. T S-R-1 f o r p ro te c ti n g p e o p l e a n d t h e e n v i ro n m e n t IAEA Safety Standards Design of the Reactor Core for Nuclear Power Plants

98

Safety - Cyclotron  

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Safety The Nuclear Sciences Division (NSD) is committed to providing a safe workplace for its employees, contractors, and guests and conducting its research and operations in a...

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Modular HTGR Safety Basis and Approach  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) will be a licensed commercial high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) capable of producing electricity and/or high temperature process heat for industrial markets supporting a range of end-user applications. The NGNP Project has adopted the 10 CFR 52 Combined License (COL) process, as recommended in the NGNP Licensing Strategy - A Report to Congress, dated August 2008, as the foundation for the NGNP licensing strategy [DOE/NRC 2008]. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing of the NGNP plant utilizing this process will demonstrate the efficacy for licensing future HTGRs for commercial industrial applications. This information paper is one in a series of submittals that address key generic issues of the priority licensing topics as part of the process for establishing HTGR regulatory requirements. This information paper provides a summary level introduction to HTGR history, public safety objectives, inherent and passive safety features, radionuclide release barriers, functional safety approach, and risk-informed safety approach. The information in this paper is intended to further the understanding of the modular HTGR safety approach with the NRC staff and public stakeholders. The NGNP project does not expect to receive comments on this information paper because other white papers are addressing key generic issues of the priority licensing topics in greater detail.

Thomas Hicks

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Heat Exchanger Thermal Performance Margin Guidelines  

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This report provides utility engineers with guidance on how to identify the thermal performance margin that is available in a given heat exchanger by comparing the thermal performance requirement at design limiting conditions to the thermal performance capability of the heat exchanger under those same conditions.

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Safety Bulletin  

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Bulletin Bulletin Offtce 01 Health. Safety and Sa<:urtty Events Beyond Design Safety Basis Analysis No. 2011-01 PURPOSE This Safety Alert provides information on a safety concern related to the identification and mitigation of events that may fall outside those analyzed in the documented safety analysis. BACKGROUND On March 11 , 2011 , the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan was damaged by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. While there is still a lot to be learned from the accident · about the adequacy of design specifications and the equipment failure modes, reports from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have identified some key aspects of the operational emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

102

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Engineering  

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Safety Engineering Safety Engineering provides occupational safety services to support the Lab's mission. This includes injury and illness prevention and loss control systems for...

103

Integrated Safety Management (ISM) - Safety Culture Resources  

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Safety Culture Resources Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Safety from the Operator's Perspective: We are All in this Together (2005) - Jim Ellis, President and CEO, Institute of...

104

Marginally trapped surfaces in spaces of oriented geodesics  

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We investigate the geometric properties of marginally trapped surfaces (surfaces which have null mean curvature vector) in the spaces of oriented geodesics of Euclidean 3-space and hyperbolic 3-space, endowed with their canonical neutral Kaehler structures. We prove that every rank one surface in these four manifolds is marginally trapped. In the Euclidean case we show that Lagrangian rotationally symmetric sections are marginally trapped and construct an explicit family of marginally trapped Lagrangian tori. In the hyperbolic case we explore the relationship between marginally trapped and Weingarten surfaces, and construct examples of marginally trapped surfaces with various properties.

Brendan Guilfoyle; Nikos Georgiou

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

105

Safety Bulletins  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

106

Safety Advisories  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

107

Safety Alerts  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

108

Safety Bulletin  

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those analyzed in the documented safety analysis. BACKGROUND On March 11 , 2011 , the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan was damaged by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and...

109

Biological Safety  

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The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

110

Nuclear data for criticality safety  

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A brief overview is presented on emerging requirements for new criticality safety analyses arising from applications involving nuclear waste management, facility remediation, and the storage of nuclear weapons components. A derivation of criticality analyses from the specifications of national consensus standards is given. These analyses, both static and dynamic, define the needs for nuclear data. Integral data, used primarily for analytical validation, and differential data, used in performing the analyses, are listed, along with desirable margins of uncertainty. Examples are given of needs for additional data to address systems having intermediate neutron energy spectra and/or containing nuclides of intermediate mass number.

Westfall, R.M.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sixth Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection (RI-ISI) Workshop: Living Requirements, Lessons Learned, and New Initiatives Meeting No tes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Sixth Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection (RI-ISI) Workshop was held in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, on July 29 and 30, 2004. It consisted of two days of training, presentations, a discussion forum, and evaluation of plant-specific results. Attendees included representatives from domestic and international utilities and support organizations. This workshop provided training to personnel investigating the feasibility of implementing RI-ISI methodologies, lessons learned in the development and impl...

2004-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

112

HSS Safety Shares  

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Safety Shares Safety Shares HSS Safety Shares Home Health, Safety and Security Home HSS Safety Shares 2013 Safety Shares National Weather Service - Lightning Safety General Lightning Safety 7 Important Parts of a Cleaning Label Kitchen Knife Safety Lawn and Garden Tool Hazards Rabies Hearing Loss Winter Driving Tips 2012 Safety Shares Holiday Decoration Safety Tips Countdown to Thanksgiving Holiday Fall Season Safety Tips Slips, Trips and Fall Safety Back To School Safety Tips for Motorists Grills Safety and Cleaning Tips Glass Cookware Safety Water Heater Safety FAQs Root Out Lawn and Garden Tool Hazards First Aid for the Workplace Preventing Colon Cancer Yard Work Safety Yard Work Safety - Part 1 Yard Work Safety - Part 2 High Sodium Risks Heart Risk Stair Safety New Ways To Spot Dangerous Tires

113

Ocean Margins Programs, Phase I research summaries  

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During FY 1992, the DOE restructured its regional coastal-ocean programs into a new Ocean Margins Program (OMP), to: Quantify the ecological and biogeochemical processes and mechanisms that affect the cycling, flux, and storage of carbon and other biogenic elements at the land/ocean interface; Define ocean-margin sources and sinks in global biogeochemical cycles, and; Determine whether continental shelves are quantitatively significant in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and isolating it via burial in sediments or export to the interior ocean. Currently, the DOE Ocean Margins Program supports more than 70 principal and co-principal investigators, spanning more than 30 academic institutions. Research funded by the OMP amounted to about $6.9M in FY 1994. This document is a collection of abstracts summarizing the component projects of Phase I of the OMP. This phase included both research and technology development, and comprised projects of both two and three years duration. The attached abstracts describe the goals, methods, measurement scales, strengths and limitations, and status of each project, and level of support. Keywords are provided to index the various projects. The names, addresses, affiliations, and major areas of expertise of the investigators are provided in appendices.

Verity, P. [ed.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Public Safety Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public Safety Communication. Summary: ... the development of quantitative requirements for public safety communications. ...

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

115

Program on Technology Innovation: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Requirements for Passive Safety Systems  

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A key feature of the next generation of nuclear power reactors is a reliance on safety systems that are passive, that is, those that rely on natural physical laws and require minimal or no intervention by plant operators. These features are intended to significantly reduce the potential for serious events while simultaneously minimizing facility life-cycle costs. In addition to these features, these reactors will be licensed within a framework that will be risk-informed and performance-based. Because pro...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

116

Radiation Safety  

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Scott Palmer BLET Radiation Safety Officer New Hire Training New Hire study topics * GCOR * ABTH * SSI * Employee Safety * HazMat * Railroad terminology * OJT * 15-week class * Final test Hazardous Materials * Initial new-hire training * Required by OSHA * No specified class length * Open book test * Triennial module Locomotive Engineer Training A little bit older...a little bit wiser... * Typically 2-4 years' seniority * Pass-or-get-fired promotion * Intensive program * Perpetually tested to a higher standard * 20 Weeks of training * 15 of that is OJT * General Code of Operating Rules * Air Brake & Train Handling * System Special Instructions * Safety Instructions * Federal Regulations * Locomotive Simulators * Test Ride * Pass test with 90% Engineer Recertification

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework  

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This is a working report drafted under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, describing statistical models of passives component reliabilities.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Lowry, Peter P.; Layton, Robert F.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Johnson, Kenneth I.; Sanborn, Scott E.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Boulder Safety Reps Receive 2010 NIST Safety Award  

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NIST Safety Award. Award Winner: Boulder Division Safety Representatives. Description: The NIST Safety Award, first presented ...

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

119

Characterizing entanglement with global and marginal entropic measures  

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We qualify the entanglement of arbitrary mixed states of bipartite quantum systems by comparing global and marginal mixednesses quantified by different entropic measures. For systems of two qubits we discriminate the class of maximally entangled states with fixed marginal mixednesses, and determine an analytical upper bound relating the entanglement of formation to the marginal linear entropies. This result partially generalizes to mixed states the quantification of entanglement with marginal mixednesses holding for pure states. We identify a class of entangled states that, for fixed marginals, are globally more mixed than product states when measured by the linear entropy. Such states cannot be discriminated by the majorization criterion.

Adesso, Gerardo; Illuminati, Fabrizio; De Siena, Silvio [Dipartimento di Fisica 'E. R. Caianiello', Universita di Salerno, INFM UdR di Salerno, INFN Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo Collegato di Salerno, 84081 Baronissi, SA (Italy)

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Hierarchical Marginal Land Assessment for Land Use Planning  

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Marginal land provides an alternative potential for food and bioenergy production in the face of limited land resources; however, effective assessment of marginal lands is not well addressed. Concerns over environmental risks, ecosystem services and sustainability for marginal land have been widely raised. The objective of this study was to develop a hierarchical marginal land assessment framework for land use planning and management. We first identified major land functions linking production, environment, ecosystem services and economics, and then classified land resources into four categories of marginal land using suitability and limitations associated with major management goals, including physically marginal land, biologically marginal land, environmental-ecological marginal land, and economically marginal land. We tested this assessment framework in south-western Michigan, USA. Our results indicated that this marginal land assessment framework can be potentially feasible on land use planning for food and bioenergy production, and balancing multiple goals of land use management. We also compared our results with marginal land assessment from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and land capability classes (LCC) that are used in the US. The hierarchical assessment framework has advantages of quantitatively reflecting land functions and multiple concerns. This provides a foundation upon which focused studies can be identified in order to improve the assessment framework by quantifying high-resolution land functions associated with environment and ecosystem services as well as their criteria are needed to improve the assessment framework.

Kang, Shujiang [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Nichols, Dr Jeff A [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Gas Pipeline Safety (Indiana)  

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This section establishes the Pipeline Safety Division within the Utility Regulatory Commission to administer federal pipeline safety standards and establish minimum state safety standards for...

122

Electrical Safety Committee Charter  

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safety and electrical safety awareness within the APS. The committee shall implement policies and practices adopted by the ANL Electrical Safety Committee and shall assist the ANL...

123

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Minute  

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(PDF, PPT) Badge Return (LBNL) (PDF, PPT) Battery Management (PDF, PPT) Bicycle Safety (PDF, PPT) Construction-Related Mercury Spills (PDF, PPT) Construction Vehicle Safety...

124

Safety Notices  

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Safety Notices Safety Notices Fatigue August 2011 Sleep deprivation and the resulting fatigue can adversely affect manual dexteri- ty, reaction time, alertness, and judgment, resulting in people putting themselves and their co-workers at risk. Liquid-Gas Cylinder Handtruck Awareness May 2011 Failure of a spring assembly can result in a loss of control, allowing the Dewar to become separated from the hand truck, leading to a very dangerous situation. Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials February 2011 APS users are reminded that hazardous materials, including samples, cannot be packed in personal luggage and brought on public transport. Electrical Incidents September 2010 Two minor electrical incidents in the past months at the APS resulted in a minor shock from inadequately grounded equipment, and a damaged stainless

125

Stair Safety  

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Stair Safety: Causes and Prevention of Stair Safety: Causes and Prevention of Residential Stair Injuries Cornell Department of Design & Cornell University Cooperative Environmental Analysis Martha Van Rensselaer Hall Extension 607-255-2144 Ithaca, NY 14853 In the United States during 1997 about 27,000 people were killed by unintentional home injuries. 1 Figure 1 illustrates the causes of some of the injuries that resulted in death. As you can see, falls account for the majority of incidents. Also in 1997, 6.8 million people suffered home accidents that resulted in disabling injuries. 1 While data on the number of injuries related to stairs and steps are not available for 1997, data from 1996 show that 984,000 people experienced injuries related to home stairs or steps during

126

Safety harness  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment, which safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.

Gunter, Larry W. (615 Sand Pit Rd., Leesville, SC 29070)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Electrical Safety  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SAFETY DOE-HDBK-1092-2013 July 2013 Superseding DOE-HDBK-1092-2004 December 2004 U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C.20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-HDBK-1092-2013 Available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web site at http://www.hss.doe.gov/nuclearsafety/techstds/ ii DOE-HDBK-1092-2013 FOREWORD 1. This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook is approved for use by the Office of Health, Safety and Security and is available to all DOE components and their contractors. 2. Specific comments (recommendations, additions, deletions, and any pertinent data) to enhance this document should be sent to: Patrick Tran

128

Safety harness  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment. The safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.

Gunter, L.W.

1991-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

129

MARGINAL EXPENSE OIL WELL WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE MEOWS  

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A marginal expense oil well wireless surveillance system to monitor system performance and production from rod-pumped wells in real time from wells operated by Vaquero Energy in the Edison Field, Main Area of Kern County in California has been successfully designed and field tested. The surveillance system includes a proprietary flow sensor, a programmable transmitting unit, a base receiver and receiving antenna, and a base station computer equipped with software to interpret the data. First, the system design is presented. Second, field data obtained from three wells is shown. Results of the study show that an effective, cost competitive, real-time wireless surveillance system can be introduced to oil fields across the United States and the world.

Mason M. Medizade; John R. Ridgely; Donald G. Nelson

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Explosives Safety  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

212-2012 212-2012 June 2012 DOE STANDARD EXPLOSIVES SAFETY U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, DC 20585 MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1212-2012 i TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I. PURPOSE, SCOPE and APPLICABILITY, EXEMPTIONS, WAIVERS, ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND DEFINITIONS .......... 1 1.0. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................. 1 1.1. Scope and Applicability.............................................................................. 1 2.0. STANDARD ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT ...................................... 3 3.0. EXEMPTIONS ....................................................................................................... 4

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Safety valve  

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The safety valve contains a resilient gland to be held between a valve seat and a valve member and is secured to the valve member by a sleeve surrounding the end of the valve member adjacent to the valve seat. The sleeve is movable relative to the valve member through a limited axial distance and a gap exists between said valve member and said sleeve.

Bergman, Ulf C. (Malmoe, SE)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Cryogenics safety  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The safety hazards associated with handling cryogenic fluids are discussed in detail. These hazards include pressure buildup when a cryogenic fluid is heated and becomes a gas, potential damage to body tissues due to surface contact, toxic risk from breathing air altered by cryogenic fluids, dangers of air solidification, and hazards of combustible cryogens such as liquified oxygen, hydrogen, or natural gas or of combustible mixtures. Safe operating procedures and emergency planning are described. (LCL)

Reider, R.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Office of Health & Safety  

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Safety Beryllium Chemical Safety Biological Safety Radiation Safety Rules 10 CFR 707 10 CFR 835 10 CFR 850 10 CFR 851 OHS Document Collection Site Medical Clinics REACTS EEOICPA...

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Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures | Open Energy Information  

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Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Dictionary.png Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Stratigraphic Boundaries Fissure Swarms Caldera Rim Margins Lithologically Controlled Fractures caused by igneous activity creates permeability, allowing water

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ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) | Open Energy Information  

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ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves (NAMAC) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: ECN GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region (NAMAC) Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Resource assessment, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Website: www.ecn.nl/docs/library/report/2006/e06060.pdf References: GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region[1] GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region (NAMAC) (1999-present) ECN has developed a Marginal Abatement Cost curve containing detailed information on mitigation technologies and abatement costs in developing countries. * The MAC was first developed for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign

136

Disaster City Safety  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Safety. What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is needed to participate in this event? Personal ... On Site Safety Comes First. Be ...

2012-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

137

Engineered Fire Safety Group  

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Engineered Fire Safety Group. Welcome. ... Employment/Research Opportunities. Contact. Jason Averill, Leader. Engineered Fire Safety Group. ...

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

138

Current Safety Performance Trends  

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Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis HS-20 Home Mission & Functions Office of Sustainability, Environment, Safety and Anaylsis (SESA) ...

139

Safety & Emergency Management  

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Coordination Management andor Coordination of APS Site WorkServices Safety & Emergency Management Database Maintenance Personnel Safety & Emergency Management Area...

140

Resource Adequacy Requirement: Reserve Margin, Contract Cover, and Price Caps  

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In setting RARs, some state agencies are proposing reserve margins greater than the pre-restructuring levels. But it would be a mistake to reach this conclusion unless other factors are explicitly considered. A simulation indicates that decisions on the reserve margin, the percentage of forward contract cover, and the level of price caps should not be made in isolation. The results support the conjecture that the higher the contract coverage, the less justifiable are high reserve margins or low price caps.

Rochlin, Cliff; Huang, Jeff

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) | Department of  

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Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) Marginal, Erodible Land Retirement Policy (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Environmental Regulations It is state policy to encourage the retirement of marginal, highly erodible

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) | Open Energy Information  

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Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Marginal Abatement Cost Tool (MACTool) Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Analysis Tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: climatesmartplanning.org/node/33 Cost: Free Related Tools Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) Model MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A spreadsheet tool for building marginal abatement cost curves, and for calculating break-even carbon prices. Supports comparison of costs and

143

A "joint+marginal" approach to parametric polynomial optimization  

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Jan 13, 2010 ... A "joint+marginal" approach to parametric polynomial optimization. Jean B. Lasserre(lasserre ***at*** laas.fr). Abstract: Given a compact ...

144

Drivers of gross margins in UK retail electricity.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? This thesis aims at explaining why the UK residential electricity (retail) market enjoys high gross margins in comparison to Vattenfall’s markets in for example… (more)

Törnqvist, Dan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Electrical Safety - Monthly Analyses of Electrical Safety Occurrences  

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Office of Analysis Office of Analysis Operating Experience Committee Safety Alerts Safety Bulletins Annual Reports Special Operations Reports Safety Advisories Special Reports Causal Analysis Reviews Contact Us HSS Logo Electrical Safety Monthly Analyses of Electrical Safety Occurrences 2013 September 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences August 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences July 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences June 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences May 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences April 2013 Electrical Safety Occurrences March Electrical Safety Occurrence February Electrical Safety Occurrence January Electrical Safety Occurrence 2012 December Electrical Safety Occurrence November Electrical Safety Occurrence October Electrical Safety Occurrence September Electrical Safety Occurrence

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Safety | Data.gov  

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Safety Safety Safety Data/Tools Apps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Safety Welcome to the Safety Community The Safety Community is where data and insight are combined to facilitate a discussion around and awareness of our Nation's public safety activities. Whether you are interested in crime, roadway safety, or safety in the workplace, we have something for you. Check out the data, browse and use the apps, and be part of the discussion. Check out talks from the White House Safety Datapalooza Previous Pause Next One year of public safety data at Safety.Data.gov! Safety NHTSA releases SaferCar APIs and mobile app NHTSA releases SaferCar APIs and mobile app View More Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the Safety Datapalooza View More New APIs New APIs FRA launches new safety data dashboard and APIs.

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Laboratory Safety Certificate Course Completion Form  

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) Carcinogen Safety (2330) Centrifuge Safety (2335) Compressed Gas Safety (3835) Corrosive Safety (3055

Pawlowski, Wojtek

148

Criticality Safety Evaluation of Hanford Tank Farms Facility  

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Data and calculations from previous criticality safety evaluations and analyses were used to evaluate criticality safety for the entire Tank Farms facility to support the continued waste storage mission. This criticality safety evaluation concludes that a criticality accident at the Tank Farms facility is an incredible event due to the existing form (chemistry) and distribution (neutron absorbers) of tank waste. Limits and controls for receipt of waste from other facilities and maintenance of tank waste condition are set forth to maintain the margin subcriticality in tank waste.

WEISS, E.V.

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

149

Bounds for the sum of dependent risks having overlapping marginals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe several analytical and numerical procedures to obtain bounds on the distribution function of a sum of n dependent risks having fixed overlapping marginals. As an application, we produce bounds on quantile-based risk measures for portfolios ... Keywords: 60E05, 60E15, Copula functions, Dependent risks, Fréchet bounds, Mass transportation theory, Overlapping marginals, Value-at-Risk

Paul Embrechts; Giovanni Puccetti

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

A linear combination of classifiers via rank margin maximization  

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The method we present aims at building a weighted linear combination of already trained dichotomizers, where the weights are determined to maximize the minimum rank margin of the resulting ranking system. This is particularly suited for real applications ... Keywords: combination of classifiers, margin, ranking

Claudio Marrocco; Paolo Simeone; Francesco Tortorella

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Economies  

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The goal of this study is to examine the marginal lands in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and evaluate their biomass productivity potential. Twelve categories of marginal lands are identified using the Global Agro-Ecological Zones system of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Milbrandt, A.; Overend, R. P.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Tag: Safety  

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8/all en Red light, green light 8/all en Red light, green light http://www.y12.doe.gov/employees-retirees/y-12-times/red-light-green-light

Even in the face of a furlough, we were thorough, professional and kept an eye on safety and security.
  • APS Experiment Safety Review Board  

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    Meeting Minutes * Laser Safety Notifications Charter for the APS Laser Safety Committee 1. Purpose The Laser Safety Committee advises APS Management on laser safety matters,...

    154

    Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed  

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    Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Title Estimating Marginal Residential Energy Prices in the Analysis of Proposed Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-44230 Year of Publication 2000 Authors Chaitkin, Stuart, James E. McMahon, Camilla Dunham Whitehead, Robert D. Van Buskirk, and James D. Lutz Document Number LBNL-44230 Date Published March 1 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract Use of marginal energy prices, instead of average energy prices, represents a theoretically valuable and challenging refinement to the usual life-cycle cost analysis conducted for proposed appliance energy efficiency standards. LBNL developed a method to estimate marginal residential energy prices using a regression analysis based on a nationally representative sample of actual consumer energy bills. Based on the 1997 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), national mean marginal electricity prices were estimated to be 2.5% less than average electricity prices in the summer and 10.0% less than average prices in the non-summer months. For natural gas, marginal prices were 4.4% less than average prices in the winter and 15.3% less than average prices in the non-winter months.

    155

    Application of Risk Assessment and Management to Nuclear Safety |  

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    Application of Risk Assessment and Management to Nuclear Safety Application of Risk Assessment and Management to Nuclear Safety Application of Risk Assessment and Management to Nuclear Safety September 20, 2012 Presenter: Commissioner George Apostolakis US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Topics covered: Management of (unquantified at the time) uncertainty was always a concern. Defense-in-depth and safety margins became embedded in the regulations. "Defense-in-Depth is an element of the NRC's safety philosophy that employs successive compensatory measures to prevent accidents or mitigate damage if a malfunction, accident, or naturally caused event occurs at a nuclear facility." [Commission's White Paper, February 1999] Design Basis Accidents are postulated accidents that a nuclear facility must be designed and built to withstand without loss to the

    156

    Safety for Users  

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    Safety for Users Safety for Users Print Tuesday, 01 September 2009 08:01 Safety at the ALS The mission of the ALS is "Support users in doing outstanding science in a safe...

    157

    Office of Nuclear Safety  

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    Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30) Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30) Office of Nuclear Safety Home » Directives » Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules » Nuclear Safety Workshops Technical Standards Program » Search » Approved Standards » Recently Approved » RevCom for TSP » Monthly Status Reports » Archive » Feedback DOE Nuclear Safety Research & Development Program Office of Nuclear Safety Basis & Facility Design (HS-31) Office of Nuclear Safety Basis & Facility Design - About Us » Nuclear Policy Technical Positions/Interpretations » Risk Assessment Working Group » Criticality Safety » DOE O 420.1C Facility Safety » Beyond Design Basis Events Office of Nuclear Facility Safety Programs (HS-32) Office of Nuclear Facility Safety Programs - About Us

    158

    DUF6 Storage Safety  

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    Storage Safety Depleted UF6 Storage line line How DUF6 is Stored Where DUF6 is Stored DUF6 Storage Safety Cylinder Leakage Depleted UF6 Storage Safety Continued cylinder storage is...

    159

    H. UNREVIEWED SAFETY QUESTIONS  

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    all safety basis documents submitted to DOE and (2) preparation of a safety evaluation report concerning the safety basis for a facility. 2. DOE will maintain a public list on the...

    160

    Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation  

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    Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation Print NSLS users who have completed NSLS Safety Module must present a copy of one of the following documents to receive ALS 1001: Safety at the...

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    161

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Laser Safety  

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    Laser Safety Home Whom to Call Analysis of Laser Safety Occurrences: 2005-2011 Laser Bio-effects Laser Classification Laser Disposal Guide Laser Forms Laser Newsletter Laser Lab...

    162

    SAFETY MARGINS CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION FOR A PASSIVE RESIDUAL HEAT REMOVAL SYSTEM  

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    OS Order Statistics BE Best-Estimate NPP Nuclear Power Plant HTR-PM High Temperature Reactor Algorithms for Calibrating Simplified Models of Nuclear Reactor Dynamics. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 31, 1219, Italy enrico.zio@polimi.it 2 INET, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology Tsinghua University

    163

    NanoFab Safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Safety in the NanoFab. ... Detailed guidance on working safely in the NanoFab can be found in the CNST NanoFab Safety Manual. ...

    2013-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    164

    Nuclear criticality safety guide  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    This technical reference document cites information related to nuclear criticality safety principles, experience, and practice. The document also provides general guidance for criticality safety personnel and regulators.

    Pruvost, N.L.; Paxton, H.C. [eds.] [eds.

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    165

    Nuclear Safety Workshops  

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    Directives Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules Nuclear Safety Workshops Technical Standards Program Search Approved Standards Recently Approved RevCom...

    166

    Dam Safety (Pennsylvania)  

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    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Dam Safety provides for the regulation and safety of dams and reservoirs throughout the Commonwealth in order to protect the...

    167

    Complete Safety Training  

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    Complete Safety Training Print Complete Safety Training Print All users are required to take safety training before they may begin work at the ALS. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Experimental Lead to ensure that all members of the team receive proper safety training before an experiment begins. Special consideration is available for NSLS users who have completed, and are up-to-date with, their safety training, NSLS Safety Module; they may take a brief equivalency course ALS 1010: Site-Specific Safety at the ALS in lieu of the complete safety training in ALS 1001: Safety at the ALS. These users must present documentation upon arrival at the ALS showing that they have completed NSLS Safety Module; see Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation for examples.

    168

    Complete Safety Training  

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    Complete Safety Training Print Complete Safety Training Print All users are required to take safety training before they may begin work at the ALS. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Experimental Lead to ensure that all members of the team receive proper safety training before an experiment begins. Special consideration is available for NSLS users who have completed, and are up-to-date with, their safety training, NSLS Safety Module; they may take a brief equivalency course ALS 1010: Site-Specific Safety at the ALS in lieu of the complete safety training in ALS 1001: Safety at the ALS. These users must present documentation upon arrival at the ALS showing that they have completed NSLS Safety Module; see Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation for examples.

    169

    Complete Safety Training  

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    Complete Safety Training Print Complete Safety Training Print All users are required to take safety training before they may begin work at the ALS. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the Experimental Lead to ensure that all members of the team receive proper safety training before an experiment begins. Special consideration is available for NSLS users who have completed, and are up-to-date with, their safety training, NSLS Safety Module; they may take a brief equivalency course ALS 1010: Site-Specific Safety at the ALS in lieu of the complete safety training in ALS 1001: Safety at the ALS. These users must present documentation upon arrival at the ALS showing that they have completed NSLS Safety Module; see Acceptable NSLS Safety Documentation for examples.

    170

    Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries |  

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Name Assessment of Biomass Resources from Marginal Lands in APEC Countries Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Biomass Topics Resource assessment Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Publications Website http://www.biofuels.apec.org/p Country Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, Vietnam Australia and New Zealand, South-Eastern Asia, Northern America, South America, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central America, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, , South-Eastern Asia, Northern America, South-Eastern Asia

    171

    Margin turnaround at hand: reprieve for US refiners  

    SciTech Connect

    After unseasonal US gasoline price deterioration during the summer driving months, a turnaround in rack (unbranded, undelivered wholesale) prices is helping to reverse the downward trend in refining margins on the Gulf Coast. In turn, the improved margins are buoying up light crude oil prices in the US Gulf Coast and strengthening spot-market prices. A graph tracks apparent margins on four important crudes utilized on the US Gulf Coast. August 1984 saw negative margins even for heavy Venezuelan Lagunillas (15/sup 0/ API) and Mexican Maya (22/sup 0/ API), but both were again positive in September. Energy Detente refining netback data for September 1984 are presented for the US Gulf Coast, the US West Coast, Rotterdam, and Singapore. The fuel price/tax series and industrial fuel prices are presented for September 1984 for countries of the Western Hemisphere.

    1984-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    172

    Marginal Sea Overflows and the Upper Ocean Interaction  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Marginal sea overflows and the overlying upper ocean are coupled in the vertical by two distinct mechanisms—by an interfacial mass flux from the upper ocean to the overflow layer that accompanies entrainment and by a divergent eddy flux ...

    Shinichiro Kida; Jiayan Yang; James F. Price

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    173

    Electricity Prices in a Competitive Environment: Marginal Cost Pricing  

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    Presents the results of an analysis that focuses on two questions: (1) How are prices for competitive generation services likely to differ from regulated prices if competitive prices are based on marginal costs rather than regulated cost-of-service pricing? (2) What impacts will the competitive pricing of generation services (based on marginal costs) have on electricity consumption patterns, production costs, and the financial integrity of electricity suppliers?

    Information Center

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    174

    Long-run marginal costs lower than average costs  

    SciTech Connect

    The thesis of this article is that the long-run marginal costs of electricity are not always greater than the present average costs, as is often assumed. As long as short-run costs decrease with new plant additions, the long-run marginal cost is less than long-run average cost. When average costs increase with new additions, long-run marginal costs are greater than long-run average costs. The long-run marginal costs of a particular utility may be less than, equal to, or greater than its long-run average costs - even with inflation present. The way to determine which condition holds for a given utility is to estimate costs under various combinations of assumptions: probable load growth, zero load growth, and load growth greater than expected; and changes in load factor with attendant costs. Utilities that can demonstrate long-run marginal costs lower than long-run average costs should be encouraged to build plant and increase load, for the resulting productivity gains and slowing of inflation. Utilities that face long-run marginal costs greater than long-run average costs should discourage growth in sales through any available means.

    Hunter, S.R.

    1980-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    175

    CHEMICAL SAFETY Emergency Numbers  

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    - 1 - CHEMICAL SAFETY MANUAL 2010 #12;- 2 - Emergency Numbers UNBC Prince George Campus Security Prince George Campus Chemstores 6472 Chemical Safety 6472 Radiation Safety 5530 Biological Safety 5530 use, storage, handling, waste and emergency management of chemicals on the University of Northern

    Bolch, Tobias

    176

    Marginal Abatement Costs and Marginal Welfare Costs for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions: Results from the EPPA Model  

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    Marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves, relationships between tons of emissions abated and the CO2 (or GHG) price, have been widely used as pedagogic devices to illustrate simple economic concepts such as the benefits of ...

    Morris, Jennifer

    177

    Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas? An Empirical Test of Marginal Cost Pricing  

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    implemented at relatively low cost. References [1] Averch,Departures from Marginal Cost Pricing,” American EconomicCoase, R.H. , “The Marginal Cost Controversy. ” Economica,

    Davis, Lucas; Muehlegger, Erich

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    178

    Safety Overview Committee (SOC)  

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    Safety Overview Committee (SOC) Charter Safety Overview Committee (SOC) Charter 1. Purpose The Safety Overview Committee establishes safety policies and ad hoc safety committees. 2. Membership Membership will include the following individuals: APS Director APS Division Directors PSC ESH/QA Coordinator - Chair 3. Method The Committee will: Establish safety policies for the management of business within the APS. Create short-term committees, as appropriate, to address safety problems not covered by the existing committee structure. The committee chairperson meets with relevant safety representatives to discuss safety questions. 4. Frequency of Meetings Safety topics and policies normally are discussed and resolved during meetings of the Operations Directorate or the PSC ALD Division Directors. Otherwise, any committee member may request that a meeting be held of the

    179

    Integrated Safety Management Policy  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    INTEGRATED SAFETY INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESCRIPTION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Environmental Management Headquarters May 2008 Preparation: Braj K. sin& Occupational Safety and Health Manager Office of Safety Management Concurrence: Chuan-Fu wu Director, Offlce of Safety Management Deputy Assistant Secretary for safe& Management andoperations Operations Officer for 1 Environmental Management Approval: Date p/-g Date Environmental Management TABLE OF CONTENTS ACRONYMS................................................................................................................................................................v EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .........................................................................................................................................1

    180

    Subsurface safety valves: safety asset or safety liability  

    SciTech Connect

    This paper summarizes the methods used to compare the risk of a blowout for a well completed with a subsurface safety valve (SSSV) vs. a completion without an SSSV. These methods, which could be applied to any field, include a combination of SSSV reliability and conventional risk analyses. The Kuparuk River Unit Working Interest Owners recently formed a group to examine the risks associated with installing and maintaining SSSV's in the Kuparuk field. The group was charged with answering the question: ''Assuming Kuparuk field operating conditions, are SSSV's a safety asset, or do numerous operating and maintenance procedures make them a safety liability.'' The results indicate that for the Kuparuk River Unit, an SSSV becomes a safety liability when the mean time between SSSV failures is less than one year. Since current SSSV mean time to failure (MTTF) at Kuparuk is approximately 1000 days, they are considered a safety asset.

    Busch, J.M.; Llewelyn, D.C.G.; Policky, B.J.

    1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Minute  

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    Numbers & Contacts (PDF, PPT) Emergency Response Guide (PDF, PPT) Occurence Reporting (ORPS) (PDF, PPT) Reporting Hazardous Conditions (PDF, PPT) Reporting Safety Concerns (PDF,...

    182

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Minute  

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    at Home (PDF, PPT) Emergency Response - Tips for Home (PDF, PPT) Household Hazardous Waste (PDF, PPT) Preventing Fires at Home (PDF, PPT) Tire Safety (PDF, PPT) Vehicle Inspections...

    183

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Minute  

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    Shop Area (PDF, PPT) Chemical Inventory (PDF, PPT) Chemical Management System - Consumer Products (PDF, PPT) Earthquake Restraints (PDF, PPT) Equipment Use (PDF, PPT) Ladder Safety...

    184

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Minute  

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    Mistakes in Managing (PDF, PPT) Biohazardous Waste, Managing (PDF, PPT) Chemical Inventory (PDF, PPT) Chemical Management System - Consumer Products (PDF, PPT) Chemical Safety...

    185

    Tectonic evolution of the southwestern Black Sea margin, offshore Turkey  

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    The southwestern margin of the Black Sea was under the influence of a regional extensional tectonic regime behind an island arc during Late Cretaceous time. During this period, andesitic submarine volcanics covered the margin which was connected to the Srednogorie intra-arc zone in Bulgaria. Following back-arc extension, the whole margin was affected by a compressional tectonic regime during Paleocene-early Eocene time. Under this regime, a series of thrust faults formed, which were connected to the Stara Planina and the Fore-Balkan overthrust system, offshore Bulgaria. In the middle Eocene, the regional compressional regime gave way to an extensional phase which caused block faulting in the basement and triggered rapid subsidence on the outer shelf along these block faults. As a result, a transgressive period began across the region. In the south of the study area, a small basin formed and became isolated from the outer shelf behind a marginal rise which is bordered by several margin faults from the south and the north. The middle Eocene transgression reached its maximum during early Oligocene by covering the most of the land areas in the south. A regression in Late Oligocene deposited shallow marine sediments on the margin. During early to middle Mocene time, a delta system was formed by sediments that by-passed through a narrow corridor in the marginal rise and that were derived from the Srednogorie Zone. During early stages in the development of the North Anatolian Fault system and its probable northern strand in the Thrace Basin at the end of the middle Miocene, the southern and southeastern parts of the margin were left subaerially exposed. Late Miocene deposition was characterized by a long erosional period along the margin. Fluvial and shallow marine deposits of Pliocene age were deposited over the eroded Miocene unit during a sea-level rise. A sea-level fall in late Pliocene time formed a deep incised valley system on the shelf. A transgressive period during Quaternary time filled this valley system, and formed the present day Turkish Black Sea coast.

    Can, Emrah

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    186

    SI Safety Information  

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    Information Information Policies and Procedures Radiation Safety Device List (full version)(compressed version) APS QA APS Safety Page DOE Orders DOE Order 420.2 (11/08/95) DOE Order 420.2A (01/08/01) Accelerator Safety Implementation Guide for DOE Order 420.2 DOE Order 420.2B (07/23/04) Expires (07/23/08) (html) (pdf) Accelerator Facility Safety Implementation Guide for DOE O 420.2B (html) (pdf) Safety of Accelerator Facilities (02/18/05) Accelerator Facility Safety Implementation Guide for DOE O 420.2B (pdf) Safety of Accelerator Facilities (7/1/05) ESH Manual Guidance 5480.25 Guidance for an Accelerator Facility Safety Program 5480.25 Guidance (09/01/93) Bases & Rationale for Guidance for an Accelerator Facitlity Safety Program (October 1994) NCRP Report No. 88 "Radiation Alarms and Access Control Systems" (1987) ISBN

    187

    Integrated Safety Management (ISM)  

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    Integrated Safety Management Integrated Safety Management Home ISM Policy ISM Champions ISM Workshops Resources Archives Contact Us Health and Safety HSS Logo Integrated Safety Management (ISM) ism logo Welcome to the Department of Energy's Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Web Site. The Department and its contractors remain firmly committed to ISM as first defined in 1996. The objective of ISM is to perform work in a safe and environmentally sound manner. More specifically, as described in DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy: "The Department and Contractors must systematically integrate safety into management and work practices at all levels so that missions are accomplished while protecting the public, the worker, and the environment. This is to be accomplished through effective integration of safety management into all facets of work planning and execution." "

    188

    Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies | Department of Energy  

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    Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies April 6, 2011 - 2:33pm Addthis Statement of Dr. Victor Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Chairman Harris, Ranking Member Miller, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) perspective on research and development (R&D) to improve oil and gas drilling in ever-deeper waters with greater margins of safety, reduced risk of spills, and better mitigation approaches should there be a spill. As you know, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) leads DOE's efforts to

    189

    Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies | Department of Energy  

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    Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies April 6, 2011 - 2:33pm Addthis Statement of Dr. Victor Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Chairman Harris, Ranking Member Miller, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) perspective on research and development (R&D) to improve oil and gas drilling in ever-deeper waters with greater margins of safety, reduced risk of spills, and better mitigation approaches should there be a spill. As you know, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) leads DOE's efforts to

    190

    FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter  

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    Safety, Codes & Standards Search Search Help Safety, Codes & Standards EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Safety, Codes & Standards Printable Version Share this...

    191

    Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework  

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    Department of Energy Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework DOE's Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Regulatory Governance Atomic Energy Act 1946 Atomic Energy Act 1954 Energy Reorganization Act 1974 DOE Act 1977 Authority and responsibility to regulate nuclear safety at DOE facilities 10 CFR 830 10 CFR 835 10 CFR 820 Regulatory Implementation Nuclear Safety Radiological Safety Procedural Rules ISMS-QA; Operating Experience; Metrics and Analysis Cross Cutting DOE Directives & Manuals DOE Standards Central Technical Authorities (CTA) Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Line Management SSO/ FAC Reps 48 CFR 970 48 CFR 952 Federal Acquisition Regulations External Oversight *Defense Nuclear Facility

    192

    CCE CHEMICAL SAFETY MANUAL CHEMICAL SAFETY MANUAL  

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    . Chemicals--Safety measures. 3. Hazardous wastes. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Prudent) produced two major reports on laboratory safety and laboratory waste disposal: Prudent Practices Nanomaterials, 77 4.G Biohazards, 79 4.H Hazards from Radioactivity, 79 5 Management of Chemicals 83 5.A

    Tai, Yu-Chong

    193

    U. S. refinery margin update: A late and tenuous reprieve  

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    Just as many refiners viewed margin recovery possibilities in 1991 as lost, a late Summer series of market adjustments has provided some improvement. Wholesale gasoline prices account for most of the modest recovery. This issue features latest trends affecting margins in the two main US refining centers, and offers a new comparison of the two. The issue also presents the following: (1) the ED Refining Netback Data Series for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam and Singapore as of August 9, 1991; and (2) the ED Fuel Price/Tax Series for countries of the Western Hemisphere, August 1991 Edition. 7 figs., 5 tabs.

    1991-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    194

    Three faces of US refining: Margins by gasoline customer type  

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    While it is well known that the US gasoline market has become more volatile in recent years, it is less widely appreciated that the deeply structured, term-contract-oriented companies within the refining and marketing sectors are likely to obtain the best profit margins. This issue stratifies refining margins by class of wholesale-gasoline trade. This issue also presents the following: (a) ED refining netback data series for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam, and Singapore as of September 8, 1989; and (b) ED fuel price/tax series for countries of the Western Hemisphere, September 1989 edition. 5 figs., 5 tabs.

    1989-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    195

    Safety and Health Services Division  

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    The Safety & Health Services Division (SHSD) provides subject matter expertise and services in industrial hygiene, safety engineering, and safety & health programs for the Lab....

    196

    Safety System Oversight: Steering Committee  

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    Safety Home Safety System Oversight Home Annual SSOFR Workshop DOE Safety Links ORPS Info Operating Experience Summary DOE Lessons Learned Accident...

    197

    Coal Mine Safety Act (Virginia)  

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    This Act is the primary legislation pertaining to coal mine safety in Virginia. It contains information on safety rules, safety standards and required certifications for mine workers, prohibited...

    198

    Safety posters | Argonne National Laboratory  

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    34 Leaders in Safety: Electrical Safety Labels Inspect equipment for approved electrical safety labels before plugging in... "Before I plug in electric-powered equipment, I check...

    199

    Documented Safety Analysis  

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    Documented Safety Analysis Documented Safety Analysis FUNCTIONAL AREA GOAL: A document that provides an adequate description of the hazards of a facility during its design, construction, operation, and eventual cleanup and the basis to prescribe operating and engineering controls through Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) or Administrative Controls (AC). REQUIREMENTS: ï‚· 10 CFR 830.204, Nuclear Safety Rule ï‚· DOE-STD-1027-92, Hazard Categorization, 1992. ï‚· DOE-STD-1104-96, Change Notice 1, Review and Approval of Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Documents (documented Safety Analyses and Technical Safety Requirements), dated May 2002. ï‚· DOE-STD-3009-2002, Preparation Guide for U. S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analyses, Change Notice No. 2, April 2002.

    200

    Technical Safety Requirements  

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    Safety Requirements Safety Requirements FUNCTIONAL AREA GOAL: Contractor has developed, maintained, and received DOE Field Office Approval for the necessary operating conditions of a facility. The facility has also maintained an inventory of safety class and safety significant systems and components. REQUIREMENTS: ï‚· 10 CFR 830.205, Nuclear Safety Rule. ï‚· DOE-STD-3009-2002, Preparation Guide for U. S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analyses. ï‚· DOE-STD-1186-2004, Specific Administrative Controls. Guidance: ï‚· DOE G 423.1-1, Implementation Guide for Use in Developing Technical Safety Requirements. ï‚· NSTP 2003-1, Use of Administrative Controls for Specific Safety Functions. Performance Objective 1: Contractor Program Documentation

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    Aviation safety analysis  

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    Introduction: Just as the aviation system is complex and interrelated, so is aviation safety. Aviation safety involves design of aircraft and airports, training of ground personnel and flight crew members' maintenance of ...

    Ausrotas, Raymond A.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    202

    Conceptual Safety Design RM  

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    The Conceptual Safety Design (CSD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the adequacy of the Conceptual Safety Design work, processes and...

    203

    Safety Design Strategy RM  

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    The SDS Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the adequacy of the conceptual safety design strategy documentation package (Conceptual Safety...

    204

    Preliminary Safety Design RM  

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    The Preliminary Safety Design (PSD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the adequacy of the Preliminary Safety Design work, processes and...

    205

    Argonne CNM: Safety Training  

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    Safety Training Before performing work at the CNM, you must take certain safety training courses. We encourage you to take these courses remotely before you arrive at Argonne. Go...

    206

    Dam Safety Program (Maryland)  

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    The Dam Safety Division within the Department of the Environment is responsible for administering a dam safety program to regulate the construction, operation, and maintenance of dams to prevent...

    207

    Conceptual and computational basis for the quantification of margins and uncertainty.  

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    In 2001, the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with the national security laboratories (i.e, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories) initiated development of a process designated Quantification of Margins and Uncertainty (QMU) for the use of risk assessment methodologies in the certification of the reliability and safety of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. This presentation discusses and illustrates the conceptual and computational basis of QMU in analyses that use computational models to predict the behavior of complex systems. Topics considered include (1) the role of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty in QMU, (2) the representation of uncertainty with probability, (3) the probabilistic representation of uncertainty in QMU analyses involving only epistemic uncertainty, (4) the probabilistic representation of uncertainty in QMU analyses involving aleatory and epistemic uncertainty, (5) procedures for sampling-based uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, (6) the representation of uncertainty with alternatives to probability such as interval analysis, possibility theory and evidence theory, (7) the representation of uncertainty with alternatives to probability in QMU analyses involving only epistemic uncertainty, and (8) the representation of uncertainty with alternatives to probability in QMU analyses involving aleatory and epistemic uncertainty. Concepts and computational procedures are illustrated with both notional examples and examples from reactor safety and radioactive waste disposal.

    Helton, Jon Craig (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    208

    Lisheng Safety Laboratory  

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    Lisheng Safety Laboratory. NVLAP Lab Code: 200882-0. Address and Contact Information: Electronic & Lighting (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. No. ...

    2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    209

    Generic safety documentation model  

    SciTech Connect

    This document is intended to be a resource for preparers of safety documentation for Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico facilities. It provides standardized discussions of some topics that are generic to most, if not all, Sandia/NM facilities safety documents. The material provides a ``core`` upon which to develop facility-specific safety documentation. The use of the information in this document will reduce the cost of safety document preparation and improve consistency of information.

    Mahn, J.A.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    210

    Safety Basis Information System  

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    Analysis (SESA) SESA Home Mission & Functions Office of Sustainability, Environment, Safety and Anaylsis (SESA) Sustainability Support Environmental Policy & Assistance ...

    211

    Electrical safety guidelines  

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    The Electrical Safety Guidelines prescribes the DOE safety standards for DOE field offices or facilities involved in the use of electrical energy. It has been prepared to provide a uniform set of electrical safety standards and guidance for DOE installations in order to affect a reduction or elimination of risks associated with the use of electrical energy. The objectives of these guidelines are to enhance electrical safety awareness and mitigate electrical hazards to employees, the public, and the environment.

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    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    212

    DOE handbook electrical safety  

    SciTech Connect

    Electrical Safety Handbook presents the Department of Energy (DOE) safety standards for DOE field offices or facilities involved in the use of electrical energy. It has been prepared to provide a uniform set of electrical safety guidance and information for DOE installations to effect a reduction or elimination of risks associated with the use of electrical energy. The objectives of this handbook are to enhance electrical safety awareness and mitigate electrical hazards to employees, the public, and the environment.

    NONE

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    213

    Safety and Security  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    *. Bookmark and Share. Safety and Security. ... National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications. ...

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    214

    FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: DOE Safety, Codes, and Standards...  

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    Safety, Codes, and Standards Activities to someone by E-mail Share FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: DOE Safety, Codes, and Standards Activities on Facebook Tweet about FCT Safety,...

    215

    Universal software safety standard  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    This paper identifies the minimum subset required for a truly universal safety-critical software standard. This universal software standard could be used in but is not limited to the following application domains: commercial, military and space ... Keywords: software safety, system safety, validation, verification

    P. V. Bhansali

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    216

    Learning from marginalized users: reciprocity in HCI4D  

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    Users in the developing world continue to appropriate information and communication technologies (ICTs) in pioneering ways resulting in innovations such as M-Pesa, the popular mobile money transfer system developed in Kenya. M-Pesa's success demonstrates ... Keywords: design and innovation, hci4d, marginalized users

    Susan P. Wyche; Elisa Oreglia; Morgan G. Ames; Christopher Hoadley; Aditya Johri; Phoebe Sengers; Charles Steinfield

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    217

    Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest  

    SciTech Connect

    Long-term measurements of global warming impact coupled with spatially explicit modeling suggests that both climate benefits and the production potential of cellulosic crops grown on marginal lands of the US North Central region are substantial but will be insufficient to meet long-term biofuel needs.

    Gelfand, Ilya; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Gross, Katherine L.; Robertson, G. P.

    2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    218

    Modelling Heterogeneous Dispersion in Marginal Models for Longitudinal Proportional Data  

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    the fitted curves for the pattern of dispersion profile over time across three different gas concentrationModelling Heterogeneous Dispersion in Marginal Models for Longitudinal Proportional Data Peter X proportional data assumes a constant dispersion para- meter. This assumption of dispersion homogeneity

    Song, Peter X.

    219

    Feature Extraction Based on Maximum Nearest Subspace Margin Criterion  

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    Based on the classification rule of sparse representation-based classification (SRC) and linear regression classification (LRC), we propose the maximum nearest subspace margin criterion for feature extraction. The proposed method can be seen as a preprocessing ... Keywords: Dimensionality reduction, Face recognition, Feature extraction, Finger knuckle print recognition, Linear regression classification

    Yi Chen; Zhenzhen Li; Zhong Jin

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    220

    Generation of Topographic Waves over the Continental Margin  

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    Numerical experiments were carried out to simulate the generation of topographic waves by a Gulf Stream ring over the continental margin in a stratified ocean on an f-plane. The study was aimed at understanding the combined effect of density ...

    Ping-Tung Shaw; S. Divakar

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    221

    Introduction to the Marginal Value Approach for Fossil Asset Management  

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    As power markets become competitive, utilities will benefit from closely monitoring their fossil-fleet investment and deployment decisions. Adopting a marginal value approach for analyzing fossil asset management (FAM) decisions gives utilities a framework for systematically quantifying the corporate-level value of utility decisions.

    1995-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    222

    Wave-Induced Drift Force in the Marginal Ice Zone  

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    Wind waves are commonly ignored when modeling the ice motion in the marginal ice zone. In order to estimate the importance of the wave forcing, an expression for the second-order wave-induced drift force on a floe exposed to a full directional ...

    Diane Masson

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    223

    Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety  

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    Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security Panagiotis Scarlatos, Ph.D., Director Transportation Safety and Security #12;Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security Partners #12 evacuations · Tracking systems for hazardous materials Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    224

    CRITICALITY SAFETY (CS)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    OBJECTIVE CS.1 The LANL criticality safety program provides the required technical guidance and oversight capabilities to ensure a comprehensive criticality safety program for the storage of nuclear materials in SSTs. (Core Requirements 3, 4, 8) Criteria * The Criticality Safety Program is an administrative TSR and meets the General and * Specific Requirements of DOE O 420.1A, Section 4.3 Nuclear Criticality Safety. * All processes and operations involving significant quantities of fissile materials are * described in current procedures approved by line management. * Procedures contain approved criticality controls and limits, based on HSR-6 evaluations and recommendations. * Supervisors, operations personnel, and criticality safety officers have received

    225

    CRITICALITY SAFETY (CS)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Objective CS.1 - A criticality safety program is established, sufficient numbers of qualified personnel are provided, and adequate facilities and equipment are available to ensure criticality safety support services are adequate for safe operations. (Core Requirements 1, 2, and 6) Criteria * Functions, assignments, responsibilities, and reporting relationships are clearly defined, understood, and effectively implemented. * Operations support personnel for the criticality safety area are adequately staffed and trained. Approach Record Review: Review the documentation that establishes the Criticality Safety Requirements (CSRs) for appropriateness and completeness. Review for adequacy and completion the criticality safety personnel training records that indicate training on facility procedures and systems under

    226

    MTDC Safety Sensor Technology  

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    MTDC Safety Sensor Technology MTDC Safety Sensor Technology Background Beyond the standard duty cycle data collection system used in the Department of Energy's Medium Truck Duty Cycle program, additional sensors were installed on three test vehicles to collect several safety-related signals of interest to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The real-time brake stroke, tire pressure, and weight information obtained from these sensors is expected to make possible a number of safety-related analyses such as determining the frequency and severity of braking events and tracking tire pressure changes over time. Because these signals are posted to the vehicle's databus, they also have the potential to be

    227

    Nuclear criticality safety  

    SciTech Connect

    Important facts of the nuclear criticality safety field are covered in this volume. Both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject are included, based on insights provided by criticality experts and published information from many sources. An overview of nuclear criticality safety theory and a variety of practical in-plant operation applications are presented. Underlying principles of nuclear criticality safety are introduced and the state of the art of this technical discipline is reviewed. Criticality safety theoretical concepts, accident experience, standards, experiments computer calculations, integration of safety methods into individual practices, and overall facility operations are all included.

    Knief, R.A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    228

    Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program FY13 Status Update for EPRI - RISMC Collaboration  

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    The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced "RISMC toolkit" that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. In order to carry out the R&D needed for the Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in order to focus on applications of interest to the U.S. nuclear power industry. This report documents the collaboration activities performed between INL and EPRI during FY2013.

    Curtis Smith

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    229

    Transition Process Pilot Report—NEI 04-02 Guidance for Implementing a Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Program Under 10 CFR 50.48(c)  

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    Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) document 04-02, "Guidance for Implementing a Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Program Under 10 CFR 50.48(c)," is under development to provide implementing guidance for a new fire protection licensing basis based upon National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 805, "Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Generating Plants." This report documents two pilot projects that tested this guidance.

    2004-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    230

    FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter  

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    H2 Safety Snapshot H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter to someone by E-mail Share FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on Facebook Tweet about FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on Twitter Bookmark FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on Google Bookmark FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on Delicious Rank FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on Digg Find More places to share FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: H2 Safety Snapshot Newsletter on AddThis.com... Home Basics Current Approaches to Safety, Codes & Standards DOE Activities Quick Links Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells Technology Validation Manufacturing Education Systems Analysis

    231

    Total Risk Approach in Applying PRA to Criticality Safety  

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    As nuclear industry continues marching from an expert-base support to more procedure-base support, it is important to revisit the total risk concept to criticality safety. A key objective of criticality safety is to minimize total criticality accident risk. The purpose of this paper is to assess key constituents of total risk concept pertaining to criticality safety from an operations support perspective and to suggest a risk-informed means of utilizing criticality safety resources for minimizing total risk. A PRA methodology was used to assist this assessment. The criticality accident history was assessed to provide a framework for our evaluation. In supporting operations, the work of criticality safety engineers ranges from knowing the scope and configurations of a proposed operation, performing criticality hazards assessment to derive effective controls, assisting in training operators, response to floor questions, surveillance to ensure implementation of criticality controls, and response to criticality mishaps. In a compliance environment, the resource of criticality safety engineers is increasingly being directed towards tedious documentation effort to meet some regulatory requirements to the effect of weakening the floor support for criticality safety. By applying a fault tree model to identify the major contributors of criticality accidents, a total risk picture is obtained to address relative merits of various actions. Overall, human failure is the key culprit in causing criticality accidents. Factors such as failure to follow procedures, lacks of training, lack of expert support at the floor level etc. are main contributors. Other causes may include lack of effective criticality controls such as inadequate criticality safety evaluation. Not all of the causes are equally important in contributing to criticality mishaps. Applying the limited resources to strengthen the weak links would reduce risk more than continuing emphasis on the strong links of criticality safety support. For example, some compliance failures such as lack of detailed documentation may not be as relevant as the lack of floor support in answering operator's questions during operations. Misuse of resources in reducing lesser causes rather than on major causes of criticality accidents is not risk free without severe consequences. A regulatory mandate without due consideration of total risk may have its opposite effect of increasing the total risk of an accident. A lesson is to be learned here. For regulatory standard/guide development, use of ANS/ANSI standard process, which provides the pedigree of consensus participation, is recommended.

    Huang, S T

    2005-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    232

    Safety System Oversight  

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    Safety System Oversight Safety System Oversight Office of Nuclear Safety Home Safety System Oversight Home Annual SSO/FR Workshop DOE Safety Links › ORPS Info › Operating Experience Summary › DOE Lessons Learned › Accident Investigation Program Assessment Tools › SSO CRADS Subject Matter Links General Program Information › Program Mission Statement › SSO Program Description › SSO Annual Award Program › SSO Annual Award › SSO Steering Committee › SSO Program Assessment CRAD SSO Logo Items Site Leads and Steering Committee Archive Facility Representative Contact Us HSS Logo SSO SSO Program News Congratulations to Ronnie L. Alderson of Nevada Field Office, the Winner of the 2012 Safety System Oversight Annual Award! 2012 Safety System Oversight Annual Award Nominees SSO Staffing Analysis

    233

    Nuclear Facility Safety Basis  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Safety Basis Safety Basis FUNCTIONAL AREA GOAL: A fully compliant Nuclear Facility Safety Basis. Program is implemented and maintained across the site. REQUIREMENTS: ï‚· 10 CFR 830 Subpart B Guidance: ï‚· DOE STD 3009 ï‚· DOE STD 1104 ï‚· DOE STD ï‚· DOE G 421.1-2 Implementation Guide For Use in Developing Documented Safety Analyses To Meet Subpart B Of 10 CFR 830 ï‚· DOE G 423.1-1 Implementation Guide For Use In Developing Technical Safety Requirements ï‚· DOE G 424.1-1 Implementation Guide For Use In Addressing Unreviewed Safety Question Requirements Performance Objective 1: Contractor Program Documentation The site contractor has developed an up-to-date, comprehensive, compliant, documented nuclear facility safety basis and associated implementing mechanisms and procedures for all required nuclear facilities and activities (10 CFR

    234

    Chemical Safety Program  

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    Program Program Home Chemical Safety Topical Committee Library Program Contacts Related Links Site Map Tools 2013 Chemical Safety Workshop Archived Workshops Contact Us Health and Safety HSS Logo Chemical Safety Program logo The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Chemical Safety web pages provide a forum for the exchange of best practices, lessons learned, and guidance in the area of chemical management. This page is supported by the Chemical Safety Topical Committee which was formed to identify chemical safety-related issues of concern to the DOE and pursue solutions to issues identified. Noteworthy products are the Chemical Management Handbooks and the Chemical Lifecycle Cost Analysis Tool, found under the TOOLS menu. Chemical Management Handbook Vol (1) Chemical Management Handbook Vol (2)

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    Safety Management System Policy  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    POLICY POLICY Washington, D.C. Approved: 4-25-11 SUBJECT: INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY PURPOSE AND SCOPE To establish the Department of Energy's (DOE) expectation for safety, 1 including integrated safety management that will enable the Department's mission goals to be accomplished efficiently while ensuring safe operations at all departmental facilities and activities. This Policy cancels and supersedes DOE Policy (P) 411.1, Safety Management Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Policy, dated 1-28-97; DOE P 441.1, DOE Radiological Health and Safety Policy, dated 4-26-96; DOE P 450.2A, Identifying, Implementing and Complying with Environment, Safety and Health Requirements, dated 5-15-96; DOE P 450.4, Safety Management

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    Safety and Technical Services  

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    Safety and Technical Services Safety and Technical Services Minimize The Safety and Technical Services (STS) organization is a component of the Office of Science's (SC's) Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center. The mission of STS is to provide excellent environmental, safety, health, quality, and engineering support to SC laboratories and other U.S. Department of Energy program offices. STS maintains a full range of technically qualified Subject Matter Experts, all of whom are associated with the Technical Qualifications Program. Examples of the services that we provide include: Integrated Safety Management Quality Assurance Planning and Metrics Document Review Tracking and trending analysis and reporting Assessments, Reviews, Surveillances and Inspections Safety Basis Support SharePoint/Dashboard Development for Safety Programs

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    Breast Conservation Therapy: The Influence of Molecular Subtype and Margins  

    SciTech Connect

    Purpose: To evaluate treatment results and prognostic factors, especially margin status and molecular subtype, in early-stage breast cancer patients treated with breast conservation therapy (BCT). Methods and Materials: The records of 1,058 Stage I or II breast cancer patients treated with BCT (surgical excision plus radiotherapy) at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, from 1985-2005 were retrospectively reviewed. Conventional receptor analyses were used as surrogate markers for molecular subtype classification (luminal A, luminal B, Her2 positive, and basal like). Actuarial estimates of overall survival (OS), cause-specific survival (CSS), failure-free survival, and locoregional control (LRC) were computed by use of Kaplan-Meier plots. We analyzed prognostic variables for significance using Cox proportional hazards univariate and multivariate analysis. The study was approved by the Duke University Medical Center Institutional Review Board. Results: The median age of the patients was 56 years (range, 18-89 years). Of the patients, 80% had T1 disease and 66% N0 disease pathologically. With a median follow-up of 9.8 years, an in-breast recurrence developed in 53 patients and 10 patients had nodal failure. For all patients, the 10-year CSS rate was 94%; LRC rate, 94%; and failure-free survival rate, 88%. Luminal A patients had a CSS rate of 95% and LRC rate of 99%. Basal-type patients appeared to do worse, with regard to both CSS rate (74%) and LRC rate (76%), but the numbers were small and the difference was not statistically significant. LRC rates of patients with negative margins (widely negative, close, and extent of margin not known) were virtually identical (93%, 96%, and 94%, respectively). Those with positive margins appeared to fare slightly worse based on LRC rate (88%), but again, the numbers were small and the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusions: BCT remains the treatment of choice for early-stage breast cancer patients irrespective of molecular subtype. Negative margins of excision are desirable, but the width of the negative margin does not influence outcome.

    Demirci, Senem, E-mail: senem.demirci@ege.edu.tr [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir (Turkey); Broadwater, Gloria [Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC (United States); Cancer and Leukemia Group B Statistical Center, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC (United States); Marks, Lawrence B. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Clough, Robert; Prosnitz, Leonard R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Guideline for Performing Defense-in-Depth and Diversity Assessments for Digital Upgrades: Applying Risk-Informed and Deterministic M ethods  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    To continue meeting safety and reliability requirements while controlling operating costs, operators of nuclear power plants must be able to replace and upgrade equipment in a cost-effective manner. Instrumentation and control upgrades typically involve either replacement of analog devices with more modern digital technology or updating existing digital equipment. The use of digital technology raises the issue of potential software-related common-cause failure in multiple trains or systems that are safet...

    2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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    Assessment of Reactivity Margins and Loading Curves for PWR Burnup Credit Cask Designs  

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    This report presents studies to assess reactivity margins and loading curves for pressurized water reactor (PWR) burnup-credit criticality safety evaluations. The studies are based on a generic high-density 32-assembly cask and systematically vary individual calculational (depletion and criticality) assumptions to demonstrate the impact on the predicted effective neutron multiplication factor, k{sub eff}, and burnup-credit loading curves. The purpose of this report is to provide a greater understanding of the importance of input parameter variations and quantify the impact of calculational assumptions on the outcome of a burnup-credit evaluation. This study should provide guidance to regulators and industry on the technical areas where improved information will most enhance the estimation of accurate subcritical margins. Based on these studies, areas where future work may provide the most benefit are identified. The report also includes an evaluation of the degree of burnup credit needed for high-density casks to transport the current spent nuclear fuel inventory. By comparing PWR discharge data to actinide-only based loading curves and determining the number of assemblies that meet the loading criteria, this evaluation finds that additional negative reactivity (through either increased credit for fuel burnup or cask design/utilization modifications) is necessary to accommodate the majority of current spent fuel assemblies in high-capacity casks. Assemblies that are not acceptable for loading in the prototypic high-capacity cask may be stored or transported by other means (e.g., lower capacity casks that utilize flux traps and/or increased fixed poison concentrations or high-capacity casks with design/utilization modifications).

    Wagner, J.C.

    2002-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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    Safety at CERN  

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    U.S. CMS Program U.S. CMS Program Last Updated: March 19, 2012 Safety at CERN Information for U. S. Personnel This information was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. It is provided to assist you in preparing for your visit to CERN and to help you work safely. As at any U.S. laboratory, you are also responsible for your own safety at CERN. If you are in doubt as to whether your working conditions meet safety standards, you must ask for clarification from your supervisor, the CMS GLIMOS, the PH Department Safety Officer or, if necessary, the CERN Safety Commission. If you regard yourself or others as clearly at risk, you must interrupt the work to take corrective action. Your primary points of contact for safety related questions or

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    Safety | Argonne National Laboratory  

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    Safety Safety Biosafety Safety Safety is integral to Argonne's scientific research and engineering technology mission. As a leading U.S. Department of Energy multi-program research laboratory, our obligation to the American people demands that we conduct our research and operations safely and responsibly. As a recognized leader in safety, we are committed to making ethical decisions that provide a safe and healthful workplace and a positive presence within the larger Chicagoland community. Argonne's Integrated Safety Management program is the foundation of the laboratory's ongoing effort to provide a safe and productive environment for employees, users, other site personnel, visitors and the public. Related Sites U.S. Department of Energy Lessons Learned Featured Media

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    Safety for Users  

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    Safety for Users Safety for Users Safety for Users Print Safety at the ALS The mission of the ALS is "Support users in doing outstanding science in a safe environment." All users and staff participate in creating a culture and environment where performing research using the proper safeguards and fulfilling all safety requirements result in the success of the facility and its scientific program. The documents and guidance below will assist users and staff to achieve these goals. How Do I...? A series of fact sheets that explain what users need to know and do when preparing to conduct experiments at the ALS. Complete Experiment Safety Documentation? Work with Biological Materials? Work with Chemicals? Work with Regulated Soil? Bring and Use Electrical Equipment at the ALS?

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    Combustion Safety Overview  

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    March 1-2, 2012 March 1-2, 2012 Building America Stakeholders Meeting Austin, Texas Combustion Safety in the Codes Larry Brand Gas Technology Institute Acknowledgement to Paul Cabot - American Gas Association 2 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Combustion Safety in the Codes Widely adopted fuel gas codes: * National Fuel Gas Code - ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, published by AGA and NFPA (NFGC) * International Fuel Gas Code - published by the International Code Council (IFGC) * Uniform Plumbing Code published by IAPMO (UPC) Safety codes become requirements when adopted by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (governments or fire safety authorities) 3 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Combustion Safety in the Codes Formal Relationships Between these codes: - The IFGC extracts many safety

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    Victorian Queer: Marginality and Money in Nineteenth-Century Literature  

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    This dissertation examines how Victorians used the word “queer” as associated with senses of “counterfeit” and “eccentricity” in selected Victorian novels. The word was popularly used, by Victorian writers of both genders and in various and diverse circumstances, to mean the unfamiliar, the unconventional, the incomprehensible, and the non-normal. Unlike the contemporary uses of the word, which are oriented toward a relatively particular meaning, the non-normal sexual, Victorian uses of the word had been fluid, unstable, and indeterminate, yet referring to or associating with the non-normal aspects in things and people. Knowing how the Victorians used the word helps us to understand that a concept of marginality can be extended to the extent of tolerating Otherness in marginalized positions and minority identities. Victorian novels including Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Aurora Floyd (1863), Wilkie Collins’s Hide and Seek (1854), and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) demonstrate how the word “queer” is indeterminately used and also represent how queer marginality is appreciated or rejected, and tolerated or discriminated against. As queerness is defined as the status of counterfeitabilty, a counterpart of authenticity, queer subjects are described to provoke a feeling of repulsion and tend to be criminalized or pathologized. On the other hand, as queerness is defined as the status of eccentricity, queer subjects are sympathized and defended in the narrative. Manifestations of eccentricities in queer subjects are occasionally reprimanded, but admired for queer subjects’ uncommon or distinguished individuality. Victorian novels demonstrate that queer marginality can be employed as a self-fashioning identity or social status for any non-normal individual to deal with social pressure of conformity.

    Choi, Jung Sun

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Bayesian learning for a class of priors with prescribed marginals  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    We discuss three learning rules for generalized Bayesian updating of an imprecise probability: (a modified version of) the generalized Bayes' rule, the maximum likelihood update rule (after Gilboa and Schmeidler) and a newly developed hybrid rule. We ... Keywords: Generalized Bayes rule, 62A01, 62F15, 62F35, 68T37, 86A04, Bayesian updating, Imprecise probability, Maximum likelihood update, Modeling expert opinions, Prescribed marginals, Probability of ruin, Robust Bayesian approach, Unknown correlation structure

    Hermann Held; Thomas Augustin; Elmar Kriegler

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Weighted order statistic classifiers with large rank-order margin.  

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    We describe how Stack Filters and Weighted Order Statistic function classes can be used for classification problems. This leads to a new design criteria for linear classifiers when inputs are binary-valued and weights are positive . We present a rank-based measure of margin that can be directly optimized as a standard linear program and investigate its effect on generalization error with experiment. Our approach can robustly combine large numbers of base hypothesis and easily implement known priors through regularization.

    Porter, R. B. (Reid B.); Hush, D. R. (Donald R.); Theiler, J. P. (James P.); Gokhale, M. (Maya)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Optimization of Electric Energy Consumption in Marginal California Oilfields  

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    This report documents a pilot study of electricity consumption in California oilfields that found significant potential for reducing costs through energy efficiency improvements. It offers suggestions for reducing electricity consumption that, if implemented, could result in a system-wide demand reduction and reduce the need for additional generation and power infrastructure capacity. Moreover, reducing oilfield energy costs would reduce the overall cost of oil production, helping marginal wells remain a...

    2003-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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    Quantification Of Margins And Uncertainties: A Bayesian Approach (full Paper)  

    SciTech Connect

    Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties (QMU) is 'a formalism for dealing with the reliability of complex technical systems, and the confidence which can be placed in estimates of that reliability.' (Eardleyet al, 2005). In this paper, we show how QMU may be interpreted in the framework of Bayesian statistical inference, using a probabilistic network. The Bayesian approach clarifies the probabilistic underpinnings of the formalism, and shows how the formalism can be used for deciSion-making.

    Wallstrom, Timothy C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Neutronics and safety characteristics of a 100% MOX fueled PWR using weapons grade plutonium  

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    Preliminary neutronics and safety studies, pertaining to the feasibility of using 100% weapons grade mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in an advanced PWR Westinghouse design are presented in this paper. The preliminary results include information on boron concentration, power distribution, reactivity coefficients and xenon and control rode worth for the initial and the equilibrium cycle. Important safety issues related to rod ejection and steam line break accidents and shutdown margin requirements are also discussed. No significant change from the commercial design is needed to denature weapons-grade plutonium under the current safety and licensing criteria.

    Biswas, D.; Rathbun, R.; Lee, Si Young [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Rosenthal, P. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    250

    Thermal reactor safety  

    SciTech Connect

    Information is presented concerning new trends in licensing; seismic considerations and system structural behavior; TMI-2 risk assessment and thermal hydraulics; statistical assessment of potential accidents and verification of computational methods; issues with respect to improved safety; human factors in nuclear power plant operation; diagnostics and activities in support of recovery; LOCA transient analysis; unresolved safety issues and other safety considerations; and fission product transport.

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    251

    Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    provides a new user interface to the Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) to easily identify, organize, and analyze nuclear safety-related events reported into...

    252

    Pipeline Safety (Maryland)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    The Public Service Commission has the authority enact regulations pertaining to pipeline safety. These regulations address pipeline monitoring, inspections, enforcement, and penalties.

    253

    Lift truck safety review  

    SciTech Connect

    This report presents safety information about powered industrial trucks. The basic lift truck, the counterbalanced sit down rider truck, is the primary focus of the report. Lift truck engineering is briefly described, then a hazard analysis is performed on the lift truck. Case histories and accident statistics are also given. Rules and regulations about lift trucks, such as the US Occupational Safety an Health Administration laws and the Underwriter`s Laboratories standards, are discussed. Safety issues with lift trucks are reviewed, and lift truck safety and reliability are discussed. Some quantitative reliability values are given.

    Cadwallader, L.C.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Coiled Tubing Safety Manual  

    SciTech Connect

    This document addresses safety concerns regarding the use of coiled tubing as it pertains to the preservation of personnel, environment and the wellbore.

    Crow, W.

    1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    255

    Public Safety Network Requirements  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    ... Usage scenario. ... imposed by public safety applications and usage scenarios is key in ... requirements as shown in Figure 2. This analysis was used as ...

    2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    256

    NanoFab Safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    ... a multi-tiered safety training program; vigilant monitoring of all NanoFab laboratories and infrastructure, including daily inspections complemented ...

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    257

    SSRL Safety Office Memo  

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    Safety Office SSO 012406 Memo to SSRL staff concerning operation of Circuit Breakers and Disconnect Switches Recently SLAC has adopted new regulations (NFPA70E) which outline the...

    258

    Safety Reference Manual - TMS  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Jun 26, 2008 ... This 1.400-page manual provides a thorough overview of industry-relevant safety issues, including OSHA requirements and recommendations ...

    259

    FACILITY SAFETY (FS)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    - (Core Requirement 1) Line management has established a QA program to ensure safe accomplishment of work. Personnel exhibit an awareness of public and worker safety, health, and...

    260

    Safety Training - Cyclotron  

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    Safety Training GERT All experimenters at the 88-Inch Cyclotron are required to take the General Employee Radiation Training (GERT) course, which can be found here: GERT Building...

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    Dam Safety Program (Florida)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    Dam safety in Florida is a shared responsibility among the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the regional water management districts, the United States Army Corps of Engineers ...

    262

    Pipeline Safety (South Dakota)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    The South Dakota Pipeline Safety Program, administered by the Public Utilities Commission, is responsible for regulating hazardous gas intrastate pipelines. Relevant legislation and regulations...

    263

    Mechanisms for Precipitation Variability of the Eastern Brazil/SACZ Convective Margin  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    The present study examines the mechanisms for the connection between the precipitation variability in eastern Brazil and the South Atlantic convergence zone (SACZ) convective margin (eastern Brazil/SACZ convective margin) and the variability of ...

    H.-Y. Ma; X. Ji; J. D. Neelin; C. R. Mechoso

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    264

    Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Nuclear Technology--Component Margins and Monitoring Database  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    The Advanced Nuclear Technology Margins and Monitoring Database, available to EPRI members, documents a consensus of experts on issues relating to equipment design margins and monitoring recommendations for large capital, balance-of-plant (BOP) components important to power production.

    2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    265

    WHAT GOOD IS WEALTH WITHOUT HEALTH? THE EFFECT OF HEALTH ON THE MARGINAL UTILITY OF CONSUMPTION  

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    We estimate how the marginal utility of consumption varies with health. To do so, we develop a simple model in which the impact of health on the marginal utility of consumption can be estimated from data on permanent income, ...

    Finkelstein, Amy

    266

    The color of safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    The industry's workforce is getting grayer as veteran miners approach retirement, and greener as new hires come onboard. Will the changing complexion of the industry affect future safety technology? The article discusses problems of noise, vibration, and communication faced by coal miners and reports some developments by manufacturers of mining equipment to improve health and safety. 1 fig., 4 photos.

    Carter, R.A.

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    267

    A study on transformation of self-similar processes with arbitrary marginal distributions  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Stochastic discrete-event simulation studies of communication networks often require a mechanism to transform self-similar processes with normal marginal distributions into self-similar processes with arbitrary marginal distributions. The problem of ... Keywords: arbitrary marginal distribution, autocorrelation function, inverse cumulative distribution function, self-similar process, stochastic simulation

    Hae-Duck J. Jeong; Jong-Suk R. Lee

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    268

    A New Fuzzy Support Vector Machine Based on the Weighted Margin  

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    The ideas from fuzzy neural networks and support vector machine (SVM) are incorporated to make SVM classifiers perform better. The influence of the samples with high uncertainty can be decreased by employing the fuzzy membership to weigh the margin of ... Keywords: fuzzy neural networks, fuzzy pattern recognition, margin, maximal margin algorithm, support vector machines

    Qing Tao; Jue Wang

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    CRAD, Facility Safety - Nuclear Facility Safety Basis | Department of  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    CRAD, Facility Safety - Nuclear Facility Safety Basis CRAD, Facility Safety - Nuclear Facility Safety Basis CRAD, Facility Safety - Nuclear Facility Safety Basis A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) that can be used for assessment of a contractor's Nuclear Facility Safety Basis. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Facility Safety - Nuclear Facility Safety Basis More Documents & Publications CRAD, Facility Safety - Unreviewed Safety Question Requirements Site Visit Report, Livermore Site Office - February 2011 FAQS Job Task Analyses - Nuclear Safety Specialist

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    About Fermilab - Safety  

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    Safety and the Environment at Fermilab Safety at Fermilab There is no higher priority at Fermilab than carrying out our scientific mission safely-for employees, users, contractors and visitors on our site. Fermilab Profiles in Safety Fermilab employees continually work to make the lab a safer place to work. Fermilab Profiles in Safety highlight just a few of the employees who have contributed improvements. Our Environment and Our Neighbors For more than 30 years, the Department of Energy's Fermilab has earned international recognition for world-class research in high-energy physics. At the same time, Fermilab has also taken special care in the role of good steward of the land and guardian of the environment for the safety and enjoyment of our employees, visitors and the public. In a time of rapid suburban development, the 6,800 acres of land at Fermilab have become an increasingly valuable environmental community asset for environmental research, recreation and the enjoyment of nature.

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    H. UNREVIEWED SAFETY QUESTIONS  

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    3 3 Department of Energy Pt. 835 H. UNREVIEWED SAFETY QUESTIONS 1. The USQ process is an important tool to evaluate whether changes affect the safety basis. A contractor must use the USQ proc- ess to ensure that the safety basis for a DOE nuclear facility is not undermined by changes in the facility, the work performed, the associated hazards, or other factors that support the adequacy of the safety basis. 2. The USQ process permits a contractor to make physical and procedural changes to a nuclear facility and to conduct tests and ex- periments without prior approval, provided these changes do not cause a USQ. The USQ process provides a contractor with the flexi- bility needed to conduct day-to-day oper- ations by requiring only those changes and tests with a potential to impact the safety

    272

    FACILITY SAFETY (FS)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    FACILITY SAFETY (FS) FACILITY SAFETY (FS) OBJECTIVE FS.1 - (Core Requirement 7) Facility safety documentation in support of SN process operations,is in place and has been implemented that describes the safety envelope of the facility. The, safety documentation should characterize the hazards/risks associated with the facility and should, identify preventive and mitigating measures (e.g., systems, procedures, and administrative, controls) that protect workers and the public from those hazards/risks. (Old Core Requirement 4) Criteria 1. A DSA has been prepared by FWENC, approved by DOE, and implemented to reflect the SN process operations in the WPF. (10 CFR 830.200, DOE-STD-3009-94) 2. A configuration control program is in place and functioning such that the DSA is

    273

    ARM - ARM Safety Policy  

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    Safety Policy Safety Policy About Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ Outreach Displays History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Facility Documents ARM Management Plan (PDF, 335KB) Field Campaign Guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB) ARM Climate Research Facility Expansion Workshop (PDF, 1.46MB) Facility Activities ARM and the Recovery Act Contributions to International Polar Year Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send ARM Safety Policy The ARM Climate Research Facility safety policy states that all activities for which the ARM Climate Research Facility has primary responsibility will be conducted in such a manner that all reasonable precautions are taken to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. All

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    H. UNREVIEWED SAFETY QUESTIONS  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy Pt. 835 H. UNREVIEWED SAFETY QUESTIONS 1. The USQ process is an important tool to evaluate whether changes affect the safety basis. A contractor must use the USQ proc- ess to ensure that the safety basis for a DOE nuclear facility is not undermined by changes in the facility, the work performed, the associated hazards, or other factors that support the adequacy of the safety basis. 2. The USQ process permits a contractor to make physical and procedural changes to a nuclear facility and to conduct tests and ex- periments without prior approval, provided these changes do not cause a USQ. The USQ process provides a contractor with the flexi- bility needed to conduct day-to-day oper- ations by requiring only those changes and tests with a potential to impact the safety

    275

    Argonne CNM: Safety Training  

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    Safety at Work Safety at Work (printable pdf version) In case of emergency or if you need help or assistance dial Argonne's Protective Force: 911 (from Argonne phones) or (630) 252-1911 (from cell phones) As a staff member or user at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), you need to be aware of safety regulations at Argonne National Laboratory. You are also required to have taken any safety, orientation, and training classes or courses specified by your User Work Authorization(s) and/or work planning and control documents prior to beginning your work. For safety and security reasons, it is necessary to know of all facility users present in the CNM (Buildings 440 and 441). Users are required to sign in and out in the visitors logbook located in Room A119. Some detailed emergency information is provided on the Argonne National Laboratory web site. Brief instructions and general guidelines follow.

    276

    VPP Safety Share  

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    VPP Safety Share VPP Safety Share BlackBerry Safety Brice Cook, HS-1.3 July 22, 2010 2 BlackBerry Safety * Use only approved batteries with your BlackBerry device. * Use of batteries that have not been approved by Research In Motion might present a risk of fire or explosion, which could cause serious harm, death, or property loss. * Use only RIM approved chargers. * Use of chargers that have not been approved by RIM might present a risk of fire or explosion, which could cause serious harm, death, or property loss. 3 BlackBerry Safety * When you wear the BlackBerry device close to your body: * Use a RIM approved holster with an integrated belt clip or maintain a distance of 0.98 in. (25 mm) between your BlackBerry device and your body while the BlackBerry device is transmitting.

    277

    K Basin safety analysis  

    DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

    The purpose of this accident safety analysis is to document in detail, analyses whose results were reported in summary form in the K Basins Safety Analysis Report WHC-SD-SNF-SAR-001. The safety analysis addressed the potential for release of radioactive and non-radioactive hazardous material located in the K Basins and their supporting facilities. The safety analysis covers the hazards associated with normal K Basin fuel storage and handling operations, fuel encapsulation, sludge encapsulation, and canister clean-up and disposal. After a review of the Criticality Safety Evaluation of the K Basin activities, the following postulated events were evaluated: Crane failure and casks dropped into loadout pit; Design basis earthquake; Hypothetical loss of basin water accident analysis; Combustion of uranium fuel following dryout; Crane failure and cask dropped onto floor of transfer area; Spent ion exchange shipment for burial; Hydrogen deflagration in ion exchange modules and filters; Release of Chlorine; Power availability and reliability; and Ashfall.

    Porten, D.R.; Crowe, R.D.

    1994-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    278

    Toolbox Safety Talk Safety Precautions for  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    of a building and so affect the operation of the entire building. The primary safety concern associated within the fume hood itself, and potentially in any pipe insulation associated with the ductwork. Any by the building coordinator. If EHS is contacted about a problem with a hood, we will direct the management

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

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    Safety - Additional Resources | Data.gov  

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    Safety You are here Data.gov Communities Safety National Safety Council National Response Center Transportation Safety Institute NIST Disaster and Failure Studies...

    280

    Office of Nuclear Safety | Department of Energy  

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    Nuclear Safety Office of Nuclear Safety Mission The Office of Nuclear Safety establishes nuclear safety requirements and expectations for the Department to ensure protection of...

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    Office of Nuclear Safety | Department of Energy  

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    Nuclear Safety Office of Nuclear Safety Organization Office of Health and Safety Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Office of...

    282

    Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules  

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    Nuclear Safety (HS-30) Office of Nuclear Safety Home Directives Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules Nuclear Safety Workshops Technical Standards Program Search ...

    283

    Safety and Training | Advanced Photon Source  

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    Directory Research Techniques Sectors Directory Status and Schedule Safety and Training Related Safety Links: User Safety Support Staff All Safety Staff Electric Equipment...

    284

    Health & Safety Plan Last Updated  

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    ........................................ 4 Organizational Health and Safety Committees corrective measures, and obtain the participation of all personnel. a. Organizational Health and Safety Committees Department employees are represented on the University's Organizational Health and Safety

    Anderson, Richard

    285

    Safety evaluation of MHTGR licensing basis accident scenarios  

    SciTech Connect

    The safety potential of the Modular High-Temperature Gas Reactor (MHTGR) was evaluated, based on the Preliminary Safety Information Document (PSID), as submitted by the US Department of Energy to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The relevant reactor safety codes were extended for this purpose and applied to this new reactor concept, searching primarily for potential accident scenarios that might lead to fuel failures due to excessive core temperatures and/or to vessel damage, due to excessive vessel temperatures. The design basis accident scenario leading to the highest vessel temperatures is the depressurized core heatup scenario without any forced cooling and with decay heat rejection to the passive Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS). This scenario was evaluated, including numerous parametric variations of input parameters, like material properties and decay heat. It was found that significant safety margins exist, but that high confidence levels in the core effective thermal conductivity, the reactor vessel and RCCS thermal emissivities and the decay heat function are required to maintain this safety margin. Severe accident extensions of this depressurized core heatup scenario included the cases of complete RCCS failure, cases of massive air ingress, core heatup without scram and cases of degraded RCCS performance due to absorbing gases in the reactor cavity. Except for no-scram scenarios extending beyond 100 hr, the fuel never reached the limiting temperature of 1600/degree/C, below which measurable fuel failures are not expected. In some of the scenarios, excessive vessel and concrete temperatures could lead to investment losses but are not expected to lead to any source term beyond that from the circulating inventory. 19 refs., 56 figs., 11 tabs.

    Kroeger, P.G.

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    286

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    Environment, Safety and Health Standards Set for LBNL Environment, Safety and Health Standards Set for LBNL Due to a recent Contract 31 action, the Necessary and Sufficient process...

    287

    ORISE: Contact Environment, Safety & Health  

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    Safety Integrated Safety Management Voluntary Protection Program VPP Star Status Environment Work Smart Standards Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Contact Us Use the form...

    288

    Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan  

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    V. , Ed. , Safety in the Chemical Laboratory. J. Chem.£d. Amer/can Chemical Society. Easlon. PA. 18042. Vol. Lof Laboratory Safety. the Chemical Rubber Company Cleveland.

    Ricks Editor, R.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    289

    RADIATION SAFETY OFFICE UNIVERSITYOF MARYLAND  

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2. RADIATION EXPOSURE CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2.2. Internal ExposureRADIATION SAFETY OFFICE UNIVERSITYOF MARYLAND RADIATION SAFETY MANUAL UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    Rubloff, Gary W.

    290

    Specification of advanced safety modeling requirements (Rev. 0).  

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    The U.S. Department of Energy's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership has lead to renewed interest in liquid-metal-cooled fast reactors for the purpose of closing the nuclear fuel cycle and making more efficient use of future repository capacity. However, the U.S. has not designed or constructed a fast reactor in nearly 30 years. Accurate, high-fidelity, whole-plant dynamics safety simulations will play a crucial role by providing confidence that component and system designs will satisfy established design limits and safety margins under a wide variety of operational, design basis, and beyond design basis transient conditions. Current modeling capabilities for fast reactor safety analyses have resulted from several hundred person-years of code development effort supported by experimental validation. The broad spectrum of mechanistic and phenomenological models that have been developed represent an enormous amount of institutional knowledge that needs to be maintained. Complicating this, the existing code architectures for safety modeling evolved from programming practices of the 1970s. This has lead to monolithic applications with interdependent data models which require significant knowledge of the complexities of the entire code in order for each component to be maintained. In order to develop an advanced fast reactor safety modeling capability, the limitations of the existing code architecture must be overcome while preserving the capabilities that already exist. To accomplish this, a set of advanced safety modeling requirements is defined, based on modern programming practices, that focuses on modular development within a flexible coupling framework. An approach for integrating the existing capabilities of the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 fast reactor safety analysis code into the SHARP framework is provided in order to preserve existing capabilities while providing a smooth transition to advanced modeling capabilities. In doing this, the advanced fast reactor safety models will target leadership-class computing architectures for massively-parallel high-fidelity computations while providing continued support for rapid prototyping using modest fidelity computations on multiple-core desktop platforms.

    Fanning, T. H.; Tautges, T. J.

    2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    291

    Nuclear regulation and safety  

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    Nuclear regulation and safety are discussed from the standpoint of a hypothetical country that is in the process of introducing a nuclear power industry and setting up a regulatory system. The national policy is assumed to be in favor of nuclear power. The regulators will have responsibility for economic, reliable electric production as well as for safety. Reactor safety is divided into three parts: shut it down, keep it covered, take out the afterheat. Emergency plans also have to be provided. Ways of keeping the core covered with water are discussed. (DLC)

    Hendrie, J.M.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    292

    About Fermilab - Safety  

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    Profiles in Safety "Safety starts days or weeks before the actual job. Think through the job and all the possible hazards that could emerge. Make a plan and a backup plan to deal with each hazard. Don't wait until you are in danger to realize you aren't prepared." Donna Hicks "In the Receiving Department, safety is always the top priority. To reduce the amount of lifting and bending, a member of our team suggested using a conveyor system to lower the potential for injury." Dennis McAuliff "Safety takes a team effort just like football. If one member of the team is injured, everyone on the team is affected. Before doing a job, just like running a play, everyone should know their part and what their teammates will do. Communication maintains a team focus."

    293

    SRS - Programs - Safety  

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    08/2013 08/2013 SEARCH GO spacer SRS Home Safety and Security begin with me banner Safety at SRS Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC Savannah River Remediation MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility Parsons Wackenhut Services, Incorporated The truest test of any great company is how well it protects the safety and health of its people. At the Savannah River Site (SRS), our record speaks for itself. SRS Operations employees achieved the lowest fiscal year first quarter injury rates on record. SRS Construction employees have achieved over 23 million man hours without a lost time injury or illness. Construction employees have not missed work in over 11 years due to injuries. SRS continues to build on the rich site safety legacy of being one of the

    294

    Safety & Emergency Management  

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    F.A.Q.s F.A.Q.s Conference Center and APS Site Activity Coordination Management and/or Coordination of APS Site Work/Services Safety & Emergency Management Database Maintenance Personnel Safety & Emergency Management Area Emergency Supervision Drills/Training Page Bob Whitman with any questions or concerns. Area Emergency Supervisors and Building Monitors in your location can be found online. ESH 108 Building Orientation Page Bob Whitman with any questions regarding the newly designed ESH 108 Building Orientation course. Fire Alarm System Testing Through Argonne Fire Protection Services, the fire alarm system is tested visually and audibly annually. Life Safety Inspections Page Carl Nelson at 4-1892 with any questions. Life Safety Inspections are collected by Carl via fax at 2-9729 or delivery to office B0149

    295

    About Fermilab - Safety  

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    Safety and the Environment at Fermilab Safety and the Environment at Fermilab Questions people ask about safety at Fermilab Is it safe to live near Fermilab? Yes. Fermilab's activities produce no harmful effects on the environment or on the people who live nearby. The laboratory poses no radiation hazard to surrounding communities. Fermilab has a comprehensive environmental monitoring program to ensure the health and safety of both the laboratory site and the neighboring community. Can the accelerators "melt down" or blow up? No. In the event of a power interuption or failure of other equipment, each Fermilab accelerator simply switches off, like a light bulb or television set. Accelerators contain no harmful materials: the particle beams just stop. When equipment is fixed and power restored, operators are able to turn back on the accelerators.

    296

    Safety Video Contest  

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    EHS Communications committee sponsored a lab wide safety video contest that ended in May 2011. The contest was open to individuals and teams. The goal was to create a short video...

    297

    Reading Comprehension - Internet Safety  

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    Internet Safety Twenty hours days weeks years ago, kids in school had never even heard of the internet. Now, I'll bet you can't find a single person in your school who...

    298

    2. Electrical safety  

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    Correct use of medical equipment within the clinical environment is of prime importance. This includes awareness of the safety issues regarding equipment, particular when it is an electrically powered device. Incidents can occur in the clinic in which ...

    Jacques Jossinet

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    299

    Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips  

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    Protect yourself and your family from the deadly effects of carbon monoxide--a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. This publication describes the warning signs of carbon monoxide exposure and includes a home safety checklist.

    Shaw, Bryan W.; Garcia, Monica L.

    1999-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    300

    Laser Safety Communiques  

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    Argonne National Laboratory, July 17-19, 2007 Registration Form Workshop Agenda DOE Laser Safety Memo and Final Report, February 28, 2005 APS Laser OJT ANL CHM OJT Example...

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    Material Safety Data Sheet  

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    Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS of LITHIUM POLYMER battery (total 3pages) 1. Product and Company Identification Product 1.1 Product Name: LITHIUM- POLYMER Battery 1.2 System:...

    302

    Fire Safety Committee  

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    The Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Logo Department of Energy Seal Left Tab SEARCH Right Tab TOOLS Right Tab Left Tab HOME Right Tab Left Tab ABOUT US Right Tab Left Tab...

    303

    Dam Safety (North Carolina)  

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    North Carolina Administrative Code Title 15A, Subchapter 2K lays out further regulations for the design, approval, construction, maintenance, and inspection of dams to ensure public safety and...

    304

    Uncertainties in the effects of burnup and their impact on criticality safety licensing criteria  

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    Current criteria for criticality safety for spent fuel shipping and storage casks are conservative because no credit is permitted for the effects of burnup of the fuel inside the cask. Cask designs that will transport and store large numbers of fuel assemblies (20 or more) must devote a substantial part of their payload to criticality control measures if they are to meet this criteria. The Department of Energy is developing the data necessary to support safety analyses that incorporate the effects of burnup for the next generation of spent fuel shipping casks. The efforts described here are devoted to the development of acceptance criteria that will be the basis for accepting safety analyses. Preliminary estimates of the uncertainties of the effects of burnup have been developed to provide a basis for the consideration of critically safety criteria. The criticality safety margins in a spent fuel shipping or storage cask are dominated by the portions of a fuel assembly that are in low power regions of a reactor core, and the reactor operating conditions are very different from spent fuel storage or transport cask conditions. Consequently, the experience that has been gathered during years of reactor operation does not apply directly to the prediction of criticality safety margins for spent fuel shipping or storage casks. The preliminary estimates of the uncertainties presented in this paper must be refined by both analytical and empirical studies that address both the magnitude of the uncertainties and their interdependence. 9 refs., 5 figs.

    Carlson, R.W.; Fisher, L.E.

    1990-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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    Nuclear data needs for application in nuclear criticality safety programs  

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    In nuclear criticality safety applications, a number of important uncertainties have to be addressed to establish the required criticality safety margin of a nuclear system. One source of these uncertainties is the basic nuclear data used to calculate the effective multiplication factor of the system. Before criticality safety calculations are performed, the bias and uncertainties of the codes and cross sections that are used must be determined. Cross-section data are measured, evaluated, and tested prior to their inclusion in nuclear data libraries. Traditionally, nuclear data evaluations are performed to support the analysis and design of thermal and fast reactors. The neutron spectra characteristic of the thermal and fast systems used for data testing are predominantly in the low- and high-energy ranges, with a relatively minor influence from the intermediate-energy range. In the area of nuclear criticality safety, nuclear systems involving spent fuel elements from reactors can lead to situations very different from those most commonly found in reactor analysis and design. These systems are not limited to thermal or fast neutron spectra and may have their most significant influence from the intermediate energy range. This requires extending the range of applicability of the nuclear data evaluation beyond thermal and fast systems. The aim here is to focus on the evaluated nuclear data pertaining to applications in nuclear criticality safety.

    Leal, L.C.; Westfall, R.M.; Jordan, W.C.; Wright, R.Q. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Computational Physics and Engineering Div.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Comparison of safety parameters and transient behavior of a generic 10 MW reactor with HEU and LEU fuels  

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    Key safety parameters are compared for equilibrium cores of the IAEA generic 10 MW reactor with HEU and LEU fuels. These parameters include kinetics parameters, reactivity feedback coefficients, control rod worths, power peaking factors, and shutdown margins. Reactivity insertion and loss-of-flow transients are compared. Results indicate that HEU and LEU cores will behave in a very similar manner.

    Matos, J.E.; Freese, K.E.; Woodruff, W.L.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    307

    Safety Basis Report  

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    As part of the internal Integrated Safety Management Assessment verification process, it was determined that there was a lack of documentation that summarizes the safety basis of the current Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) site characterization activities. It was noted that a safety basis would make it possible to establish a technically justifiable graded approach to the implementation of the requirements identified in the Standards/Requirements Identification Document. The Standards/Requirements Identification Documents commit a facility to compliance with specific requirements and, together with the hazard baseline documentation, provide a technical basis for ensuring that the public and workers are protected. This Safety Basis Report has been developed to establish and document the safety basis of the current site characterization activities, establish and document the hazard baseline, and provide the technical basis for identifying structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that perform functions necessary to protect the public, the worker, and the environment from hazards unique to the YMP site characterization activities. This technical basis for identifying SSCs serves as a grading process for the implementation of programs such as Conduct of Operations (DOE Order 5480.19) and the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Program. In addition, this report provides a consolidated summary of the hazards analyses processes developed to support the design, construction, and operation of the YMP site characterization facilities and, therefore, provides a tool for evaluating the safety impacts of changes to the design and operation of the YMP site characterization activities.

    R.J. Garrett

    2002-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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    Page not found | Department of Energy  

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    21 - 18630 of 31,917 results. 21 - 18630 of 31,917 results. Download Welcome to the Cultural Resources Newsletter http://energy.gov/downloads/welcome-cultural-resources-newsletter Download Records Schedule-UMTRA http://energy.gov/cio/downloads/records-schedule-umtra Download Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to... http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/risk-informed-safety-margin-characterization-rismc-advanced-test Download FAQS Reference Guide - Criticality Safety This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the April 2009

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    Nanotech/Environment, Health & Safety Portal  

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    NIST Home > Nanotech/Environment, Health & Safety Portal. Nanotech/Environment, Health & Safety Portal. Programs and ...

    2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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    Safety Environmental Laboratories & Consulting Inc.  

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    Safety Environmental Laboratories & Consulting Inc. NVLAP Lab Code: 200873-0. Address and Contact Information: 989 ...

    2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    S S A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z SAAR - Supervisor's Accident Analysis Report SAAR for Division Safety Coordinators Safety Concerns/Comments Safety Engineering (Division) Safety Committee Safety Advisory Committee (LBNL) Safety Coordinator and Liaison Resources Safety Flicks Safety Shoes Safety Walk Around Check List Safety Walk Around Check List for Managers Satellite Accumulation Areas Security call x5472 Security and Emergency Operations Shipping & Transporting Hazardous Materials Shoemobile (schedule) (form) Site Access (parking permits, gate passes, buses) Site Environmental Report Site Map SJHA Spot Award Program Stop Work Policy Stretch Break Software-RSIGuard Subcontractor Job Hazard Analysis

    312

    Resource allocation using quantification of margins and uncertainty.  

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    There is an increasing need to assess the performance of high consequence systems using a modeling and simulation based approach. Central to this approach are the need to quantify the uncertainties present in the system and to compare the system response to an expected performance measure. At Sandia National Laboratories, this process is referred to as quantification of margins and uncertainties or QMU. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, there might be a need to increase the confidence in the predicted response of a system model; thus a need to understand where resources need to be allocated to increase this confidence. This paper examines the problem of resource allocation done within the context of QMU. An optimization based approach to solving the resource allocation is considered and sources of aleatoric and epistemic uncertainty are included in the calculations.

    Mahadevan, Sankaran (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN); Urbina, Angel; Paez, Thomas Lee (Thomas Paez Consulting, Durango, CO)

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Generic Planning Target Margin for Rectal Cancer Treatment Setup Variation  

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    Purpose: To calculate the generic planning target margin (GPTM) for patients receiving radiation therapy (RT) for rectal cancer placed in a prone position with a customized cradle for small-bowel exclusion. Methods and Materials: A total of 25 consecutive rectal cancer patients were treated for 25 or 28 fractions in a prone position using a cradle to maximize small bowel exclusion. Treatment planning computed tomography (CT) scans were used to create orthogonally digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) for portal image registration, which were compared with daily portal images from an electronic portal-imaging device (EPID). Translation values needed to align the DRRs and EPIDs were recorded for the superior to inferior (SI), right to left (RL), and anterior to posterior (AP) directions, and used to calculate the GPTM using the four-parameter model. Age, weight, and body mass index were tested compared with the setup variation using a Pearson correlation and a t test for significance. Gender versus setup variation was compared with a t test. Results: A total of 1,723 EPID images were reviewed. The GPTM was 10 mm superior, 8 mm inferior, 7 mm RL and 10 mm AP. Age and gender were unrelated to setup variation. Weight was significantly associated with systematic AP variation (p < 0.05). BMI was significantly associated with systematic SI (p < 0.05) and AP (p < 0.01) variation and random RL variation (p < 0.05). Conclusions: The GPTM for rectal cancer is asymmetric with a maximum of 10 mm in the superior, anterior and posterior dimensions. Body mass index may effect setup variation. Research using advanced treatment planning should include these margins in the planning target volume definition.

    Robertson, John M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (United States)], E-mail: jrobertson@beaumont.edu; Campbell, Jonathon P.; Yan Di [Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (United States)

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Seismic margin review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station: Summary report  

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    This Summary Report is the first of three volumes for the Seismic Margin Review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station. Volume 2 is the Systems Analysis of the first trial seismic margin review. Volume 3 documents the results of the fragility screening for the review. The three volumes demonstrate how the seismic margin review guidance (NUREG/CR-4482) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Seismic Design Margins Program can be applied. The overall objectives of the trial review are to assess the seismic margins of a particular pressurized water reactor, and to test the adequacy of this review approach, quantification techniques, and guidelines for performing the review. Results from the trial review will be used to revise the seismic margin methodology and guidelines so that the NRC and industry can readily apply them to assess the inherent quantitative seismic capacity of nuclear power plants.

    Prassinos, P.G.; Murray, R.C.; Cummings, G.E.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Seismic margin review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station: Fragility analysis  

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    This Fragility Analysis is the third of three volumes for the Seismic Margin Review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station. Volume 1 is the Summary Report of the first trial seismic margin review. Volume 2, Systems Analysis, documents the results of the systems screening for the review. The three volumes are part of the Seismic Margins Program initiated in 1984 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to quantify seismic margins at nuclear power plants. The overall objectives of the trial review are to assess the seismic margins of a particular pressurized water reactor, and to test the adequacy of this review approach, quantification techniques, and guidelines for performing the review. Results from the trial review will be used to revise the seismic margin methodology and guidelines so that the NRC and industry can readily apply them to assess the inherent quantitative seismic capacity of nuclear power plants.

    Ravindra, M. K.; Hardy, G. S.; Hashimoto, P. S.; Griffin, M. J.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    316

    RADIATION SAFETY MANUAL  

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    RADIATION SAFETY is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students who are directly or indirectly involved in the use of radioisotopes or radiation-producing machines. In July 1963, the State of Texas granted The University of Texas at Austin a broad radioactive materials license for research, development and instruction. While this means a minimum of controls by the state, it requires that The University establish and pursue an effective Radiation Safety Program. The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible for The University's radiation control program outlined in this manual. The use of radiation in a university, where a large number of people may be unaware of their exposure to radiation hazards, makes strict adherence to procedures established by federal and state authorities of paramount importance for the protection of The University and the safety of its faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students involved in radiation work to familiarize themselves thoroughly with The University's radiation control program and to comply with its requirements and all applicable federal and state regulations. I hope you will always keep in mind that radiation safety depends on a continuous awareness of potential hazards and on the acceptance

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    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    317

    BNL | ATF Laser Safety  

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    ATF Laser Safety ATF Laser Safety To be present in a secured laser area at ATF, a person must either have the required laser training, or be continuously escorted by someone who has such training: The training consists of an eye exam, BNL general laser safety lecture, and formal ATF laser familiarization. Untrained personnel should not be instructed to enter interlocked areas or be escorted into an area and left unattended. If someone without training must enter a secured area, they must be continuously escorted, and are considered spectators, which means they may not perform any work in the area. At ATF, there are 3 classes of personnel authorized to enter secured areas: Experimental operators may secure areas, perform approved experiments with beams from facility lasers (YAG + CO2) or FEL beams, and

    318

    SSRL Safety Office Memo  

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    Safety Office SSO 01/24/06 Safety Office SSO 01/24/06 Memo to SSRL staff concerning operation of Circuit Breakers and Disconnect Switches Recently SLAC has adopted new regulations (NFPA70E) which outline the "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace". Specifically it requires that the Arc Flash Hazard be categorized and PPE stated for all circuit breakers and disconnect switches. This memo identifies requirement for operating circuit breakers or disconnect switches at SSRL. SSRL staff members shall be authorized to operate CB's and disconnect switches only if they meet the following requirement The staff member: 1. Has the task identified and authorized in their routine JHAM, which includes: a. Reading and understand the SSRL Breaker and Disconnect Switch Operation

    319

    Safety Design Strategy RM  

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    Safety Design Strategy Review Module Safety Design Strategy Review Module March 2010 OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Standard Review Plan (SRP) Safety Design Strategy (SDS) Review Module Critical Decision (CD) Applicability CD-0 CD-1 CD-2 CD-3 CD-4 Post Operation March 2010 Standard Review Plan, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008,

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    Safety | Department of Energy  

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    Safety Safety Safety The Office of Environmental Management has lower rates of TRCs and DART cases over the past 12 quarters than the Department of Energy as a whole. EM’s trend line also shows that it has lower rates than industries that perform similar work, such as the construction and waste management and remediation service sectors. The Office of Environmental Management has lower rates of TRCs and DART cases over the past 12 quarters than the Department of Energy as a whole. EM's trend line also shows that it has lower rates than industries that perform similar work, such as the construction and waste management and remediation service sectors. The Office of Environmental Management's (EM) top priority is completing its mission safely to protect our employees, local communities and physical

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    Preliminary Safety Design RM  

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    Preliminary Safety Design Review Module Preliminary Safety Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF Pr C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R reliminar Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan ry Safety view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE n (SRP) y Design e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008,

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    DRAFT Bear Safety Plan  

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    Bear Safety Plan June 2010 Bear Safety Plan June 2010 NSA_bsp_Rev9.doc 1 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility/ North Slope of Alaska/Adjacent Arctic Ocean (ACRF/NSA/AAO) Bear Safety Plan Background As a major part of DOE's participation in the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) and Adjacent Arctic Ocean (AAO) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) exists on the North Slope of Alaska with its Central Facility near the town of Barrow. A secondary facility exists at Atqasuk, a town 100km inland from Barrow. Other instrumentation locations in more remote areas on the North Slope may be established in later stages of the project. Polar bears, and to a lesser extent, brown bears (barren ground grizzly) are significant hazards within the ACRF/NSA/AAO

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    Nuclear Safety Management  

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    [6450-01-P] [6450-01-P] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 830 Nuclear Safety Management AGENCY: Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Final Rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a final rule regarding Nuclear Safety Management. This Part establishes requirements for the safe management of DOE contractor and subcontractor work at the Department's nuclear facilities. Today's rule adopts the sections that will make up the generally applicable provisions for Part 830. It also adopts the specific section on provisions for developing and implementing a formalized quality assurance program. EFFECTIVE DATE: This regulation becomes effective [insert 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Hawkins, U.S. Department of Energy, Nuclear Safety

    324

    Environment, Safety & Health  

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    Links Links ESSH Policy Site Environmental Reports Environmental Regulators Upton Ecological and Research Reserve Pollution Prevention Organizations ES&H Directorate Environmental Protection Division Environmental Restoration Division Safety & Health Services Other BNL Site Index Can't View PDFs? Environment, Safety & Health Brookhaven National Lab is committed to continual improvement in environmental, safety, security, and health (ESSH) performance. Full policy description. Restoration Projects Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor decommissioning, High Flux Beam Reactor decommissioning Groundwater Projects Peconic River Cleanup Peconic River Working Group Environmental Restoration Projects green tech ISB-inspired Greening Strategies for Your Home or Office Being green isn't rocket science. Several strategies that earned the ISB its LEED Gold certification can help reduce energy usage and make any building more environmentally friendly.

    325

    Conceptual Safety Design RM  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Conceptual Safety Design Review Module Conceptual Safety Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF C C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Conceptua Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan al Safety view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE n (SRP) y Design e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital

    326

    SNAPSHOT Safety Program Plan  

    SciTech Connect

    The SNAPSHOT Safety Program, as described in this document, is therefore formulated to align safety studies performed by separate agencies and their contractors. At the present stage in program development, the plan is principally concerned with the initial SNAPSHOT flight (SNAP 10A). SNAPSHOT represents a special flight mode for the initial reactors operated in space. The flights are designed to permit early space reactor tests prior to resolving all the safety proglems that may be associated with more advanced programs. Of primary significance is that reactor operation will not be initiated until an orbit of satisfactory lifetime has been obtrained, thus ensuring the long-term decay of the fission products producted prior to re-entry.

    1962-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    327

    Safety System Oversight: 2010 Safety System Oversight Workshop  

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    Safety System Oversight Workshop Safety System Oversight Workshop May 12 - 13, 2010 Las Vegas, NV 2010 Facility Representative and Safety System Oversight Workshops Summary: PDF SSO Steering Committee Meeting Minutes: PDF 2009 Safety System Oversight Annual Award Workshop Agenda: PDF Workshop Presentations: Panel Discussion on the Integration of Facility Representatives and Safety System Oversight Personnel at Site Programs Presentation Panel Highlights Introduction, Goals, and Objectives for SSO Workshop Community Update Demographic Survey Results Introduction of the Safety System Oversight Steering Committee Earl Hughes Presentation Oak Ridge Fire Protection SSO Program Pat Smith, Oak Ridge Office Presentation Commercial Grade Dedication Fran Lemieux, NSTec, Nevada Test Site Presentation

    328

    Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas? An Empirical Test of Marginal Cost Pricing  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    to maximize the total number of customers and thus the totalon the total number of customers, and the “marginal customercharacterized by a large number of customers, each consuming

    Davis, Lucas; Muehlegger, Erich

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    329

    Marginal Annotation in Medieval Romance Manuscripts: Understanding the Contemporary Reception of the Genre.  

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    ?? The extra-textual apparatus of a manuscript is an important aspect of the presentation and organization of the text itself. Marginal annotation is a vital… (more)

    Eddy, Nicole

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    330

    Does Marginal Price Matter? A Regression Discontinuity Approach to Estimating Water Demand  

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    Does Marginal Price Matter? A Regression DiscontinuityCCF discontinuity, though, does not correspond to any waterin the RD analysis. A consumer does not know her exact water

    Nataraj, Shanthi; Hanemann, W. Michael

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    331

    Seismic Safety Guide  

    SciTech Connect

    This guide provides managers with practical guidelines for administering a comprehensive earthquake safety program. The Guide is comprehensive with respect to earthquakes in that it covers the most important aspects of natural hazards, site planning, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, design of new facilities, operational safety, emergency planning, special considerations related to shielding blocks, non-structural elements, lifelines, fire protection and emergency facilities. Management of risk and liabilities is also covered. Nuclear facilities per se are not dealt with specifically. The principles covered also apply generally to nuclear facilities but the design and construction of such structures are subject to special regulations and legal controls.

    Eagling, D.G. (ed.)

    1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    332

    Nuclear Safety Workshop Summary  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Workshop Summary Workshop Summary September 19-20, 2012 1 Nuclear Safety Workshop Summary On September 19-20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held a second Nuclear Safety Workshop covering the results of the Department's actions to improve its posture for analyzing and responding to severe accidents in light of lessons learned from the March 2011 nuclear accident in Japan. Sponsored by DOE and championed by Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, the two-day workshop discussed the lessons learned in a national and international context. The workshop's theme

    333

    SSC Safety Review Document  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    The safety strategy of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Central Design Group (CDG) is to mitigate potential hazards to personnel, as far as possible, through appropriate measures in the design and engineering of the facility. The Safety Review Document identifies, on the basis of the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) and related studies, potential hazards inherent in the SSC project independent of its site. Mitigative measures in the design of facilities and in the structuring of laboratory operations are described for each of the hazards identified.

    Toohig, T.E. [ed.

    1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    334

    Safety and Security Enforcement Program  

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    Enforcement Enforcement Enforcement Home Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement Security Enforcement Notices of Violation Consent Orders / Settlement Agreements Compliance Orders Special Report Orders Enforcement Letters Regulatory Assistance Reviews Enforcement Program and Process Guidance and Information Non-Compliance Tracking System (NTS) Non-Compliance Reporting Thresholds Regulations and Directives Enforcement Staff Enforcement Coordinator Contact Information 2013 DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Workshop Request for Investigation or Inspection of Safety or Security Violations Archived Documents HSS Logo Safety and Security Enforcement Program Office of Enforcement and Oversight What's New: » Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC

    335

    Principles of safety. Safety in general, criticality risk in perspective  

    SciTech Connect

    The role of management in the responsibility for training personnel in the fundamentals of safety and accident prevention is discussed. Program for radiation protection, with emphasis on criticality safety, are discussed briefly. (CH)

    Reider, R.

    1974-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    336

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation  

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    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print User Safety Overview The steps for authorization of your experiment are described below. The ALS Experiment Coordinators are available to support you through this process. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at any stage if you have questions or need more information. Prior to Your Arrival at the ALS 1. Complete or Update and Experiment Safety Sheet If you did not submit a General User Proposal, you must submit an ESS one month prior to arrival at the ALS. 2. Biological, Radioactive, Hazardous, and Electrical Materials, and Lasers If your experiment involves the use of any of the above materials-no matter how small the quantities are or how innocuous the sample may be-additional authorization may be required. Please submit your ESS early and clearly identify your materials. Our staff will assess the hazards and contact you about any necessary supplementary documentation.

    337

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation  

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    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print User Safety Overview The steps for authorization of your experiment are described below. The ALS Experiment Coordinators are available to support you through this process. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at any stage if you have questions or need more information. Prior to Your Arrival at the ALS 1. Complete or Update and Experiment Safety Sheet If you did not submit a General User Proposal, you must submit an ESS one month prior to arrival at the ALS. 2. Biological, Radioactive, Hazardous, and Electrical Materials, and Lasers If your experiment involves the use of any of the above materials-no matter how small the quantities are or how innocuous the sample may be-additional authorization may be required. Please submit your ESS early and clearly identify your materials. Our staff will assess the hazards and contact you about any necessary supplementary documentation.

    338

    DOE HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SAFETY  

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    DOE HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SAFETY U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 of 139 3.0 HAZARD ANALYSIS 3.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter provides tools for assessing electrical hazards error. This chapter does not provide an exhaustive list of sources of electrical energy

    339

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation  

    NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print User Safety Overview The steps for authorization of your experiment are described below. The ALS Experiment Coordinators are available to support you through this process. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at any stage if you have questions or need more information. Prior to Your Arrival at the ALS 1. Complete or Update and Experiment Safety Sheet If you did not submit a General User Proposal, you must submit an ESS one month prior to arrival at the ALS. 2. Biological, Radioactive, Hazardous, and Electrical Materials, and Lasers If your experiment involves the use of any of the above materials-no matter how small the quantities are or how innocuous the sample may be-additional authorization may be required. Please submit your ESS early and clearly identify your materials. Our staff will assess the hazards and contact you about any necessary supplementary documentation.

    340

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation  

    NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

    Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print Complete Experiment Safety Documentation Print User Safety Overview The steps for authorization of your experiment are described below. The ALS Experiment Coordinators are available to support you through this process. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at any stage if you have questions or need more information. Prior to Your Arrival at the ALS 1. Complete or Update and Experiment Safety Sheet If you did not submit a General User Proposal, you must submit an ESS one month prior to arrival at the ALS. 2. Biological, Radioactive, Hazardous, and Electrical Materials, and Lasers If your experiment involves the use of any of the above materials-no matter how small the quantities are or how innocuous the sample may be-additional authorization may be required. Please submit your ESS early and clearly identify your materials. Our staff will assess the hazards and contact you about any necessary supplementary documentation.

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    Reactor safety method  

    DOE Patents (OSTI)

    This invention relates to safety means for preventing a gas cooled nuclear reactor from attaining criticality prior to start up in the event the reactor core is immersed in hydrogenous liquid. This is accomplished by coating the inside surface of the reactor coolant channels with a neutral absorbing material that will vaporize at the reactor's operating temperature.

    Vachon, Lawrence J. (Clairton, PA)

    1980-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    342

    Module Safety Issues (Presentation)  

    SciTech Connect

    Description of how to make PV modules so that they are less likely to turn into safety hazards. Making modules inherently safer with minimum additional cost is the preferred approach for PV. Safety starts with module design to ensure redundancy within the electrical circuitry to minimize open circuits and proper mounting instructions to prevent installation related ground faults. Module manufacturers must control the raw materials and processes to ensure that that every module is built like those qualified through the safety tests. This is the reason behind the QA task force effort to develop a 'Guideline for PV Module Manufacturing QA'. Periodic accelerated stress testing of production products is critical to validate the safety of the product. Combining safer PV modules with better systems designs is the ultimate goal. This should be especially true for PV arrays on buildings. Use of lower voltage dc circuits - AC modules, DC-DC converters. Use of arc detectors and interrupters to detect arcs and open the circuits to extinguish the arcs.

    Wohlgemuth, J.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    343

    Lawn Maintenance Safety  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Most homeowners do not consider lawn maintenance to be dangerous. However lawn mowers, trimmers, edgers and other power equipment can cause minor to severe burns and lacerations, broken and dislocated bones, eye injuries and loss of fingers, toes and legs. You can avoid accidents like these by following the safety guidelines in this publication.

    Smith, David

    2005-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    344

    Technical Plan --Safety 3.8. Hydrogen Safety  

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    2007 Technical Plan -- Safety 3.8. Hydrogen Safety Safe practices in the production, storage buoyancy of the gas, hydrogen requires different storage, handling and use techniques. The Safety, develop and promote the practices that will ensure the safe handling, storage and use of hydrogen

    345

    Safety and Security What do Safety/Security work with?  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Safety and Security on campus #12;Agenda · What do Safety/Security work with? · If something happens · Opening hours · Remember · Website · How to find us #12;The Section for Safety and Security work with; · Security revolving work environment · Handle locks, keys, alarms, surveillance · Responsible

    346

    An Overview of the Safety Case for Small Modular Reactors  

    SciTech Connect

    Several small modular reactor (SMR) designs emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s in response to lessons learned from the many technical and operational challenges of the large Generation II light-water reactors. After the accident at the Three Mile Island plant in 1979, an ensuing reactor redesign effort spawned the term inherently safe designs, which later evolved into passively safe terminology. Several new designs were engineered to be deliberately small in order to fully exploit the benefits of passive safety. Today, new SMR designs are emerging with a similar philosophy of offering highly robust and resilient designs with increased safety margins. Additionally, because these contemporary designs are being developed subsequent to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, they incorporate a number of intrinsic design features to further strengthen their safety and security. Several SMR designs are being developed in the United States spanning the full spectrum of reactor technologies, including water-, gas-, and liquid-metal-cooled ones. Despite a number of design differences, most of these designs share a common set of design principles to enhance plant safety and robustness, such as eliminating plant design vulnerabilities where possible, reducing accident probabilities, and mitigating accident consequences. An important consequence of the added resilience provided by these design approaches is that the individual reactor units and the entire plant should be able to survive a broader range of extreme conditions. This will enable them to not only ensure the safety of the general public but also help protect the investment of the owner and continued availability of the power-generating asset. Examples of typical SMR design features and their implications for improved plant safety are given for specific SMR designs being developed in the United States.

    Ingersoll, Daniel T [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    347

    Occupational Safety Performance Trends | Department of Energy  

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    Occupational Safety Trends More Documents & Publications Strategic Safety Goals EA-1954: Draft Environmental Assessment Development of the Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard...

    348

    Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy  

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    Office of Health and Safety Office of Health and Safety Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy Home Mission and Functions Office Contacts Radiological Safety Radiation Protection Policy Current Topics in Radiological Control DOELAP Occupational Exposures (REMS) Training Radiological Control Coordinating Committee Non-Radiological Safety Worker Safety and Health Program Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program Construction Safety Hoisting and Rigging Contractor Substance Abuse Program Chemical Safety Program Emerging Technology: Nanotechnology BioSafety ErgoEaser Functions, Responsibilities and Authorities (FRA) Integrated Safety Management Industrial Hygiene Coordinating Committee Respiratory Protection Safety Bulletins Operating Experiences Office of Safety & Health Response Line Hot Topic

    349

    Nuclear Criticality Safety - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne...  

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    Criticality Safety Nuclear Criticality Safety Overview Experience Analysis Tools Current NCS Activities Current R&D Activities DOE Criticality Safety Support Group (CSSG) Other...

    350

    Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety | Department...  

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    Meeting: Combustion Safety Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety This is a meeting overview of "The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World, held...

    351

    Office of Nuclear Facility Safety Programs  

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    Safety Programs establishes requirements related to safety management programs that are essential to the safety of DOE nuclear facilities. In addition, establishes requirements...

    352

    Preservation of FFTF Data Related to Passive Safety Testing  

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    One of the goals of the Fuel Cycle Research and Development Program (FCRD) is to preserve the knowledge that has been gained in the United States on Liquid Metal Reactors (LMR). A key area deserving special attention for preservation is the data relating to passive safety testing that was conducted in FFTF and EBR-II during the 1980’s. Accidents at Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Station and Unit 2 at Three Mile Island changed the safety paradigm of the nuclear power industry. New emphasis was placed on assured safety based on intrinsic plant characteristics that protect not only the public, but the significant investment in the plant as well. Plants designated to perform in this manner are considered to be passively safe since no active sensor/alarm system or human intervention is required to bring the reactor to a safe shutdown condition. The liquid metal reactor (LMR) has several key characteristics needed for a passively safe reactor: reactor coolant with superior heat transfer capability and very high boiling point, low (atmospheric) system pressures, and reliable negative reactivity feedback. The credibility of the design for a passively safe LMR rests on two issues: the validity of analytic methods used to predict passive safety performance and the availability of relevant test data to calibrate design tools. Safety analysis methods used to analyze LMRs under the old safety paradigm were focused on calculating the source term for the Core Disruptive Accident. Passive safety design requires refined analysis methods for transient events because treatment of the detailed reactivity feedbacks is important in predicting the response of the reactor. Similarly, analytic tools should be calibrated against actual test experience in existing LMR facilities. The principal objectives of the combined FFTF natural circulation and Passive Safety Testing program were: 1) to verify natural circulation as a reliable means to safely remove decay heat, 2) to extend passive safety experience to a large-size LMR and obtain data for validating design analysis computer codes, and 3) to develop and test passive safety enhancements that might be used for future LMRs. These tests were designed to provide data sufficient to allow separation of fuel temperature effects from structural temperature effects. The data developed through this testing program were used to verify the predictive capability of passive safety analysis methods as well as provide a data base for calibrating design tools such as the SASSYS/SAS4A codes. These tests were instrumental in improving understanding of reactivity feedback mechanisms in LMRs and demonstrating passive safety margins available in an LMR. Knowledge preservation at the FFTF is focused on the areas of design, construction, startup, and operation of the reactor. This information may be of potential use for international exchanges with other LMR programs around the world. This information provides the basis for creating benchmarks for validating and testing large scale computer programs. All information preserved to date is now being stored and categorized consistent with the IAEA international standardized taxonomy. The test results information exists in several different formats depending upon the final stage of the test evaluation. Over 100 documents relevant to passive safety testing have been identified and are being recovered, scanned, and catalogued. Attempts to recover plant data tapes are also in progress. Documents related to passive safety testing are now being categorized consistent with internationally agreed upon IAEA standards. Documents are being converted to electronic format compatible with a general search engine being developed by INL. The data from the FFTF passive safety tests provides experimental verification of structural reactivity effects that should be very useful to innovative designers seeking to optimize passive safety in the design of new LMRs.

    Wootan, David W.; Butner, R. Scott; Omberg, Ronald P.; Makenas, Bruce J.; Nielsen, Deborah L.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    353

    Public Order and Safety Buildings  

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Order and Safety Order and Safety Characteristics by Activity... Public Order and Safety Public order buildings are those used for the preservation of law and order or public safety. Basic Characteristics [ See also: Equipment | Activity Subcategories | Energy Use ] Public Order and Safety Buildings... Volunteer fire stations tend not to be government owned, which probably explains why 33 percent of public order and safety buildings were not owned by Federal, state, or local governments. Only 7 percent of all public order and safety buildings were constructed in the 1990's. The Northeast Census region had a high concentration of public order and safety buildings—43 percent of these buildings are in the Northeast (while the Northeast region contained only 9 percent of all commercial buildings).

    354

    ORISE: Integrated Safety Management (ISM)  

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    Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is committed to performing work safely as it operates the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). ORAU supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) policy of using management systems to integrate safety into work practices at all levels. ORAU defines "safety" as encompassing environment, safety and health, and also includes waste minimization and pollution prevention. All ORAU programs and departments actively pursue continuous improvement, and the addition of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) concepts further strengthens safety as a standard in ORISE's culture. ORAU has accepted the ISM concept by contract under DOE Acquisition Regulations Clause 970.5204-2 and DOE Policy 450.4, Safety Management System Policy.

    355

    Student Safety 2011 [Compatibility Mode]  

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    Student Safety Student Safety Orientation Safety & Health Services Division June 2011 Safety Matters at BNL "Safety: We maintain a safe workplace and we plan our work and perform it safely. We take responsibility for take responsibility for the safety of ourselves, coworkers and guests." Safety Makes Science Possible! Be Safety Conscious Check for postings before entering areas Have a questioning attitude about things you do not understand. Be aware and cognizant of your surroundings. Watch out for one another-sometimes a second Watch out for one another-sometimes a second eye can avoid injury to a co-worker. Date of Incident Department Incident Description Incident Type 07/30/10 Office of Educational Programs A visiting student's finger was lacerated by a beaker in a lab.

    356

    Large scale continuous visual event recognition using max-margin Hough transformation framework  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    In this paper we propose a novel method for continuous visual event recognition (CVER) on a large scale video dataset using max-margin Hough transformation framework. Due to high scalability, diverse real environmental state and wide scene variability ... Keywords: Continuous visual event, Event detection, Large scale, Max-margin Hough transform

    Bhaskar Chakraborty, Jordi Gonzílez, F. Xavier Roca

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    357

    Faunal responses to oxygen gradients on the Pakistan margin: A comparison of foraminiferans, macrofauna and megafauna  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Faunal responses to oxygen gradients on the Pakistan margin: A comparison of foraminiferans Oxygen minimum zone Benthos Arabian Sea Biodiversity Deep sea a b s t r a c t The Pakistan Margin where oxygen levels were lowest. The rarity of larger animals between 300 and 700 m on the Pakistan

    Levin, Lisa

    358

    Marginal Hilbert Spectrum Based on EMD Reconstruction and its Application in Fault Diagnosis of Cooling Tower  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    HHT (Hilbert-Huang Transform) is one kind of adaptive signal processing method and it is suitable for processing nonlinear and non-stationary signal. Amplitude-frequency characteristics of signal are accurately demonstrated through marginal Hilbert spectrum ... Keywords: Vibration signal, marginal Hilbert spectrum, Reconstruction filter, Fault diagnosis, Cooling tower

    He Dhengyun, Yi Ding

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    359

    Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Safety Plan m Chemical$torase Guidelines Chemical Is Incompatible llll i With ii Hydrocarbons (such as butane, propane,

    Ricks Editor, R.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    360

    Condensed Guide to Lab Safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    ... hsinstrc.htm; Keep fire extinguishers, emergency routes, other safety equipment and walkways clear at all times. Wear protective ...

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    361

    Development of a hybrid margin angle controller for HVDC continuous operation  

    SciTech Connect

    The objective of this paper is to present a new hybrid margin angle control method for HVDC continuous operation under AC system fault conditions. For stable continuous operation of HVDC systems, the margin angle controller must be designed to maintain the necessary margin angle to avoid commutation failures. The proposed method uses the open loop margin angle controller (MAC) as the basic controller, and adds output from the closed loop MAC to correct the control angle. A fast voltage detection algorithm is used for open loop control, and margin angle reference correction using harmonics detection for closed loop control are also developed. The combination of open and closed loop control provides quick responses when faults occur with stable and speedy recovery after fault clearance. The effectiveness of the developed controller is confirmed through EMTP digital simulations and also with the experiments using an analogue simulator.

    Sato, M. [Kansai Electric Power Co., Osaka (Japan); Yamaji, K. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Takamatsu (Japan); Sekita, M. [Electric Power Development Co., Tokyo (Japan); Amano, M.; Nishimura, M.; Konishi, H.; Oomori, T. [Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    362

    ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, SAFETY CULTURE, AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE AT RESEARCH FACILITIES.  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Organizational culture surveys of research facilities conducted several years ago and archival occupational injury reports were used to determine whether differences in safety performance are related to general organizational factors or to ''safety culture'' as reflected in specific safety-related dimensions. From among the organizations surveyed, a pair of facilities was chosen that were similar in size and scientific mission while differing on indices of work-related injuries. There were reliable differences in organizational style between the facilities, especially among workers in environment, safety, and health functions; differences between the facilities (and among job categories) on the safety scale were more modest and less regular.

    BROWN,W.S.

    2000-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    363

    ACCELERATOR SAFETY ENVELOPE  

    NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

    BCASE-001, Ver. 2 BCASE-001, Ver. 2 Booster Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope For the National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate Version 2 December 8, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 Booster Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope (BCASE) ii Photon Sciences Directorate ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty,

    364

    Glass Cookware Safety  

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    Glass Cookware Safety Glass Cookware Safety Under the wrong conditions, glass cookware can crack, break or shatter. Glass cookware is tempered (heat resistant). However, there are many steps to follow to ensure safe use of glass cookware. Glass Cookware Steps: If the steps are not followed, glass cookware can shatter unexpectedly. shatters, (it looks as if it has exploded) If glass bakeware is chipped, cracked, or scratched, it's time for it to be retired from service. It is more likely to shatter! Don't take glass bakeware directly from the freezer to the oven, or vice versa. Allow the oven to fully preheat before putting glassware inside. Don't add liquid to glassware that is already hot. Cover the bottom of glass bakeware with liquid before cooking meat or vegetables.

    365

    Summer Food Safety  

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    SUMMER FOOD SAFETY SUMMER FOOD SAFETY Year after year, we hear and read the same advice: Handle food carefully in the summer because foodborne illness -- also known as "food poisoning" -- is more prevalent in warmer weather. Do foodborne illnesses increase during the summer months? If so, why? Yes, foodborne illnesses do increase during the summer, and the answer appears to be twofold. First, there are the natural causes. Bacteria are present throughout the environment in soil, air, water, and in the bodies of people and animals. These microorganisms grow faster in the warm summer months. Most foodborne bacteria grow fastest at temperatures from 90 to 110 °F. Bacteria also need moisture to flourish, and summer weather is often hot and humid. Given the right circumstances, harmful bacteria can quickly multiply on food to large numbers.

    366

    Nuclear reactor safety device  

    DOE Patents (OSTI)

    A safety device is disclosed for use in a nuclear reactor for axially repositioning a control rod with respect to the reactor core in the event of an upward thermal excursion. Such safety device comprises a laminated helical ribbon configured as a tube-like helical coil having contiguous helical turns with slidably abutting edges. The helical coil is disclosed as a portion of a drive member connected axially to the control rod. The laminated ribbon is formed of outer and inner laminae. The material of the outer lamina has a greater thermal coefficient of expansion than the material of the inner lamina. In the event of an upward thermal excursion, the laminated helical coil curls inwardly to a smaller diameter. Such inward curling causes the total length of the helical coil to increase by a substantial increment, so that the control rod is axially repositioned by a corresponding amount to reduce the power output of the reactor.

    Hutter, Ernest (Wilmette, IL)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    367

    Hydrogen Use and Safety  

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    USE AND SAFETY USE AND SAFETY The lightest and most common element in the universe, hydrogen has been safely used for decades in industrial applications. Currently, over 9 million tons of hydrogen are produced in the U.S. each year and 3.2 trillion cubic feet are used to make many common products. They include glass, margarine, soap, vitamins, peanut butter, toothpaste and almost all metal products. Hydrogen has been used as a fuel since the 1950s by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) in the U.S. space program. Hydrogen - A Safe, Clean Fuel for Vehicles Hydrogen has another use - one that can help our nation reduce its consumption of fossil fuels. Hydrogen can be used to power fuel cell vehicles. When combined with oxygen in a fuel cell, hydrogen generates electricity used

    368

    Safety Hazards of Batteries  

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    Safety Hazards of Batteries Safety Hazards of Batteries Battery technology is at the heart of much of our technological revolution. One of the most prevalent rechargeable batteries in use today is the Lithium-ion battery. Cell phones, laptop computers, GPS systems, iPods, and even cars are now using lithium- ion rechargeable battery technology. In fact, you probably have a lithium-ion battery in your pocket or purse right now! Although lithium-ion batteries are very common there are some inherent dangers when using ANY battery. Lithium cells are like any other technology - if they are abused and not used for their intended purpose catastrophic results may occur, such as: first-, second-, and third-degree burns, respiratory problems, fires, explosions, and even death. Please handle the lithium-ion batteries with care and respect.

    369

    Strategic Safety Goals  

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    Fatalities Fatalities Radiological exposures > 2 rem Radiological releases above regulatory limits Chemical/hazardous material releases above regulatory limits Infrastructure Losses > $5 million Total 2 4 1 3 1 1 (Vehicle) 1 3 1 0 0 1 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (Yr to Date) Total 1 1 0 1 1* 0 Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total 2 3 2 0 2 0 Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 Safety Performance for 2 nd Quarter 2012 Strategic Safety Goals: Events DOE Strives to Avoid 1 * In 2012, to date, there has been a single fatality involving a motor vehicle accident outside the boundary of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) when a dump trailer and a General Services Administration (GSA) pickup driven by a WIPP employee collided. * Two occurrences have been added to the 2011 calendar year total for chemical and hazardous material releases above regulatory

    370

    ACCELERATOR SAFETY ENVELOPE  

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    LCASE-001, Ver. 3 LCASE-001, Ver. 3 Linac Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope For the National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate Version 3 December 8, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 Linac Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope (LCASE) ii Photon Sciences Directorate ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty,

    371

    SAFETY SHOE ISSUANCE FORM  

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    SAFETY SHOE ISSUANCE FORM SAFETY SHOE ISSUANCE FORM The employee named below is authorized to purchase one pair of protective footwear, rated by ASTM F 2413-05 (or ANSI Z41-1999) to protect against workplace hazards. The Laboratory will subsidize this protective footwear issuance up to the authorized annual limit of $150.00. â–¡ The employee named below is authorized to purchase one pair of fatigue reducing shoe insoles. The Laboratory will subsidize this shoe insole issuance up to the authorized annual limit of $35.00. Note: Box must be checked to indicate supervisor approval of the purchase of fatigue reducing shoe insoles. Employee Name:__________________________ Project ID Number:__________ Employee ID Number:______________________ Payroll Deduction:___________

    372

    Safety review advisor  

    DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

    The University of Tennessee's Nuclear Engineering Department, in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), is evaluating the feasibility of utilizing an expert system to aid in 10CFR50.59 evaluations. This paper discusses the history of 10CFR50.59 reviews, and details the development approach used in the construction of a prototype Safety Review Advisor (SRA). The goals for this expert system prototype are to (1) aid the engineer in the evaluation process by directing his attention to the appropriate critical issues, (2) increase the efficiency, consistency, and thoroughness of the evaluation process, and (3) provide a foundation of appropriate Safety Analysis Report (SAR) references for the reviewer. 6 refs., 2 figs.

    Boshers, J.A.; Alguindigue, I.E.; Uhrig, R.E. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering); Burnett, C.G. (Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN (USA))

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    373

    Normalization of Process Safety Metrics  

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    This study is aimed at exploring new process safety metrics for measuring the process safety performance in processing industries. Following a series of catastrophic incidents such as the Bhopal chemical tragedy (1984) and Phillips 66 explosion (1989), process safety became a more important subject than ever. These incidents triggered the development and promulgation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard in 1992. While PSM enables management to optimize their process safety programs and organizational risks, there is an emerging need to evaluate the process safety implementation across an organization through measurements. Thus, the process safety metric is applied as a powerful tool that measures safety activities, status, and performance within PSM. In this study, process safety lagging metrics were introduced to describe the contribution of process related parameters in determining the safety performance of an organization. Lagging metrics take process safety incidents as the numerator and divide it by different process-related denominators. Currently a process lagging metric (uses work hours as denominator) introduced by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has been used to evaluate the safety performance in processing industries. However, this lagging metric doesn't include enough process safety information. Therefore, modified denominators are proposed in this study and compared with the existing time-based denominator to validate the effectiveness and applicability of the new metrics. Each proposed metric was validated using available industry data. Statistical unitization method has converted incident rates of different ranges for the convenience of comparison. Trend line analysis was the key indication for determining the appropriateness of new metrics. Results showed that some proposed process-related metrics have the potential as alternatives, along with the time-based metric, to evaluate process safety performance within organizations.

    Wang, Mengtian

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    374

    SHSD Manager Safety Engineering Group Manager  

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    Safety, Excavation Safety, Scaffold Safety D. Cubillo: Division Database Programmer J. Durnan: Design. Horn (0.5) ORPS Categorizer S. Moss (Emeritus) S. Kane, Group Manager 9/7/10 Environment, Safety

    375

    Office of Health & Safety - Mission and Functions  

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    Safety Beryllium Chemical Safety Biological Safety Radiation Safety Rules 10 CFR 707 10 CFR 835 10 CFR 850 10 CFR 851 OHS Document Collection Site Medical Clinics REACTS EEOICPA...

    376

    Food Safety and Nutrition in MML  

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    The Material Measurement Laboratory's program area in Food Safety and Nutrition. MML Program Area: Food Safety and Nutrition. ...

    2012-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    377

    Prior NIST Work in Public Safety Communications  

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    ... Prior NIST Work in Public Safety Communications. ... Distributed Testbed for First Responders; Guide to Public Safety Communication Technologies.

    2013-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    378

    National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory ...  

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    ... Background on the National Construction Safety Team Act NCST Advisory Committee. ... National Construction Safety Teams Annual Reports. ...

    2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    379

    Supporting Patient Safety Through EHR Design Presentations  

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    *. Bookmark and Share. EHR Usability & Patient Safety Roundtable "Supporting Patient Safety through EHR Design" April 19, 2013 Presentations. ...

    2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    380

    Strategic Safety Goals | Department of Energy  

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    Documents & Publications Occupational Safety Performance Trends Development of the Nuclear Safety Information Dashboard - September 2012 EA-1954: Draft Environmental Assessment...

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    381

    The Office of Health, Safety and Security  

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    Sustainability, Environment, Safety and Anaylsis (SESA) Sustainability Support Environmental Policy & Assistance Corporate Safety Programs Analysis Program Contacts...

    382

    Integrated Safety Management Workshop Registration, PIA, Idaho...  

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    Integrated Safety Management Workshop Registration, PIA, Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Safety Management Workshop Registration, PIA, Idaho National Laboratory Integrated...

    383

    International Safety Projects - Nuclear Engineering Division...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    384

    Facility Safety Assessment - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    385

    Safety Related Applications (Sensors and Instrumentation and...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    386

    Safety - Vulnerability Assessment Team - Nuclear Engineering...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    387

    Nuclear Criticality Safety: Current Activities - Nuclear Engineering...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    388

    Nuclear Criticality Safety - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne...  

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    Nuclear Safety Materials Disposition Decontamination & Decommissioning Nuclear Criticality Safety Nuclear Data Program Nuclear Waste Form Modeling Departments Engineering...

    389

    EHR Usability and Patient Safety Roundtable  

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    EHR Usability & Patient Safety Roundtable. Purpose: Background. In its recent report “Health IT and Patient Safety,” the ...

    2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    390

    Safety Culture | Department of Energy  

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    Safety Culture Safety Culture Safety Culture "DOE is committed to a strong and sustained safety culture, where all employees - from workers with shovels in the ground to their managers all the way up to the Secretary and everyone in between - are energetically pursuing the safe performance of work, encouraging a questioning work environment, and making sure that executing the mission safely is not just a policy statement but a value shared by all." - Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu Documents Available for Download May 23, 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,

    391

    Effect of post-implant edema on prostate brachytherapy treatment margins  

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    Purpose: To determine if postimplant prostate brachytherapy treatment margins calculated on Day 0 differ substantially from those calculated on Day 30. Methods: Thirty patients with 1997 American Joint Commission on Cancer clinical stage T1-T2 prostatic carcinoma underwent prostate brachytherapy with I-125 prescribed to 144 Gy. Treatment planning methods included using loose seeds in a modified peripheral loading pattern and treatment margins (TMs) of 5-8 mm. Postimplant plain radiographs, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance scans were obtained 1-4 hours after implantation (Day 0). A second set of imaging studies was obtained at 30 days after implantation (Day 30) and similarly analyzed. Treatment margins were measured as the radial distance in millimeters from the prostate edge to the 100% isodose line. The TMs were measured and tabulated at 90{sup o} intervals around the prostate periphery at 0.6-cm intervals. Each direction was averaged to obtain the mean anterior, posterior, left, and right margins. Results: The mean overall TM increased from 2.6 mm ({+-}2.3) on Day 0 to 3.5 mm ({+-}2.4) on Day 30. The mean anterior margin increased from 1.2 mm on Day 0 to 1.8 mm on Day 30. The posterior margin increased from 1.2 mm on Day 0 to 2.8 mm on Day 30. The lateral treatment margins increased most over time, with mean right treatment margin increasing from 3.9 mm on Day 0 to 4.7 mm on Day 30. Conclusion: Treatment margins appear to be durable in the postimplant period, with a clinically insignificant increase from Day 0 to Day 30.

    Reed, Daniel R. [Radiation Oncology, Arizona Oncology Services, Phoenix, AZ (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Wallner, Kent [Department of Radiation Oncology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Radiation Oncology, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA (United States); Ford, Eric [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Mueller, Amy [Department of Radiation Oncology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States); Merrick, Gregory [Schiffler Cancer Center, Wheeling, WV (United States); Maki, Jeffrey [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States); Sutlief, Steven [Department of Radiation Oncology, Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Butler, Wayne [Schiffler Cancer Center, Wheeling, WV (United States)

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    392

    Benthic biological and biogeochemical patterns and processes across an oxygen minimum zone (Pakistan margin, NE Arabian Sea)  

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    (Pakistan margin, NE Arabian Sea) Gregory L. Cowie a,Ã?, Lisa A. Levin b a The Sir John Murray Laboratories), and organic matter (OM) availability on benthic communities and processes across the Pakistan Margin

    Levin, Lisa

    393

    Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS): Construction Safety Assurance  

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    EH&S EH&S Construction Safety Assurance For Sub-Contractors Home EHS0470-GERT OSHA and Federal Postings JHA Templates Tool Box Safety Topics Pub-3000 Ch. 10 - Construction Safety Manual Administrative Policies Pub-3000 Ch. 10 Appx. A Pub-3000 Ch. 10 Appx. B Construction Safety Startup Kit 2013 All Contractor's & their employees entering LBNL property to do any type of work are required to take the LBNL "General Employee Radiation Training" (this can be done online) & "Construction Subcontractor Safety Orientation" (onsite) courses. These courses must be completed prior to the start of any work. Construction Safety Orientation-GERT Training INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING GERT: To prepare for taking the online training course, click on the link

    394

    Safety System Oversight: 2010 Safety System Oversight Workshop  

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    Safety System Oversight Office of Nuclear Safety Home Safety System Oversight Home Annual SSO/FR Workshop DOE Safety Links › ORPS Info › Operating Experience Summary › DOE Lessons Learned › Accident Investigation Program Assessment Tools › SSO CRADS Subject Matter Links General Program Information › Program Mission Statement › SSO Program Description › SSO Annual Award Program › SSO Annual Award › SSO Steering Committee › SSO Program Assessment CRAD SSO Logo Items Site Leads and Steering Committee Archive Facility Representative Contact Us HSS Logo SSO SSO 2012 SAFETY SYSTEM OVERSIGHT ANNUAL AWARD Congratulations to Ronnie Alderson, Nevada Field Office, the Winner of the 2012 DOE Safety System Oversight Annual Award! 2012 NOMINEES: Charles Maggart Idaho Operations Office

    395

    Ice maker safety control  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    In a refrigeration apparatus including an evaporator, a defrost heater for defrosting the evaporator, a defrost thermostat having a switch for de-energizing the defrost heater at a preselected high temperature of the evaporator, and an ice making apparatus having a mold, a mold heater, and a control circuit controllably energized the mold heater, a safety control for the ice making apparatus is described comprising: means for thermally coupling the defrost thermostat with the mold; and means electrically connecting the defrost thermostat switch with the control circuit for de-energizing the mold heater at a preselected high temperature of the mold to prevent overheating thereof.

    Linstromberg, W.J.

    1988-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    396

    Perspectives on reactor safety  

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    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) maintains a technical training center at Chattanooga, Tennessee to provide appropriate training to both new and experienced NRC employees. This document describes a one-week course in reactor, safety concepts. The course consists of five modules: (1) historical perspective; (2) accident sequences; (3) accident progression in the reactor vessel; (4) containment characteristics and design bases; and (5) source terms and offsite consequences. The course text is accompanied by slides and videos during the actual presentation of the course.

    Haskin, F.E. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering; Camp, A.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    397

    Safety - Federal Government Challenges Related to Safety | Data...  

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    in this category. Just Closed - Stay Tuned for Winners US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2012 Award: Recognition and...

    398

    Design of Safety Significant Safety Instrumented Systems Used...  

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    both analog and digital control systems are widely used in many industries, including in commercial nuclear power plants, for safety-related applications. SISs are also used in...

    399

    Page not found | Department of Energy  

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    51 - 7160 of 9,640 results. 51 - 7160 of 9,640 results. Download Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Case Study: Selection of Electrical Equipment To Be Subjected to Environmental Qualification Reference 1 discussed key elements of the process for developing a margins-based "safety case" to support safe and efficient operation for an extended period. The present report documents (in... http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/risk-informed-safety-margin-characterization-case-study-selection Download EIS-0373: Notice of Cancellation of an Environmental Impact Statement Proposed Consolidation of Nuclear Operations Related to the Production of Radioisotope Power Systems http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/eis-0373-notice-cancellation-environmental-impact-statement Download EIS-0310: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplement Analysis

    400

    Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen minimum zone (7001100 m)  

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    Oxygen and organic matter thresholds for benthic faunal activity on the Pakistan margin oxygen) on the bathyal Pakistan margin, where sediments grade from fully laminated sediment at 700 m (0.12 mL LÃ?1 O2 [5 m matter to generate abrupt faunal transitions on the Pakistan margin. & 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights

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    401

    Safety System Oversight Annual Award  

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    SAFETY SYSTEM OVERSIGHT ANNUAL AWARD PROGRAM SAFETY SYSTEM OVERSIGHT ANNUAL AWARD PROGRAM OBJECTIVE The Safety System Oversight (SSO) Annual Award is a special award designed to recognize superior or exemplary service by an employee who has performed SSO functions. This special award program has been established in accordance with the requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 331.1C, Employee Performance Management and Recognition Program. SAFETY SYSTEM OVERSIGHT ANNUAL AWARD The SSO Annual Award recipient is determined by a panel representing the Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer and managers from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Office of Environmental Management (EM), the Office of Science (SC), and the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). The SSO Program Manager in the Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and

    402

    A Physical Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The  

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Case Of Neapolitan Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Physical Model For The Origin Of Volcanism Of The Tyrrhenian Margin- The Case Of Neapolitan Area Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The onset of volcanism in the Neapolitan area and the tensile tectonics of the Tyrrhenian margin of the Apennine chain have been related to the opening of the Tyrrhenian Basin, which may have resulted in horizontal asthenosphere flows giving rise, in turn, to crustal distension, local mantle upwellings and ensuing volcanism. Geological and structural data were taken into consideration: the existence of a shallow crust-mantle discontinuity in the Neapolitan area, the onset of volcanism in a

    403

    An Inverse Method for Tracking Ice Motion in the Marginal Ice Zone Using Sequential Satellite Images  

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    A new method for tracking ice motion and estimating ocean surface currents from sequential satellite images is presented. It is particularly suited for the marginal ice zone. A simple ice advection model, driven by wind and surface currents, is ...

    Mark Buehner; Keith R. Thompson; Ingrid Peterson

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    404

    A Comparison of Radiation Budgets in the Fram Strait Summer Marginal Ice Zone  

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    Measurements of surface radiation fluxes and meteorological conditions collected in the Fram Strait during the summer 1984 Marginal Ice Zone Experiment (MIZEX) are presented and analyzed. These data were combined with calculations from a ...

    Jennifer A. Francis; Thomas P. Ackerman; Kristina B. Katsaros; Richard J. Lind; Kenneth L. Davidson

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    405

    Quasi-Geostrophic Topographically Generated Mean Flow over the Continental Margin  

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    Observations of oppositely directed, monthly mean alongshore currents and wind stress over the continental margin off the Pacific coast of North America motivate the theoretical examination of mean flow generation by topographic lee-wave drag. We ...

    Roger M. Samelson; J. S. Allen

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    406

    Storytelling on the margins : a theoretical framework for imagining a fashion innovation center in Tuscany  

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    The importance of the margin has long been deemed important in creative processes. At both the level of the individual and the level of the city, research shows that creativity tends to flourish on the philosophical and ...

    Mills, Alexa (Alexa Timeaus)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    407

    Quantifying the margin sharpness of lesions on radiological images for content-based image retrieval  

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    Purpose: To develop a method to quantify the margin sharpness of lesions on CT and to evaluate it in simulations and CT scans of liver and lung lesions. Methods: The authors computed two attributes of margin sharpness: the intensity difference between a lesion and its surroundings, and the sharpness of the intensity transition across the lesion boundary. These two attributes were extracted from sigmoid curves fitted along lines automatically drawn orthogonal to the lesion margin. The authors then represented the margin characteristics for each lesion by a feature vector containing histograms of these parameters. The authors created 100 simulated CT scans of lesions over a range of intensity difference and margin sharpness, and used the concordance correlation between the known parameter and the corresponding computed feature as a measure of performance. The authors also evaluated their method in 79 liver lesions (44 patients: 23 M, 21 F, mean age 61) and 58 lung nodules (57 patients: 24 M, 33 F, mean age 66). The methodology presented takes into consideration the boundary of the liver and lung during feature extraction in clinical images to ensure that the margin feature do not get contaminated by anatomy other than the normal organ surrounding the lesions. For evaluation in these clinical images, the authors created subjective independent reference standards for pairwise margin sharpness similarity in the liver and lung cohorts, and compared rank orderings of similarity used using our sharpness feature to that expected from the reference standards using mean normalized discounted cumulative gain (NDCG) over all query images. In addition, the authors compared their proposed feature with two existing techniques for lesion margin characterization using the simulated and clinical datasets. The authors also evaluated the robustness of their features against variations in delineation of the lesion margin by simulating five types of deformations of the lesion margin. Equivalence across deformations was assessed using Schuirmann's paired two one-sided tests. Results: In simulated images, the concordance correlation between measured gradient and actual gradient was 0.994. The mean (s.d.) and standard deviation NDCG score for the retrieval of K images, K = 5, 10, and 15, were 84% (8%), 85% (7%), and 85% (7%) for CT images containing liver lesions, and 82% (7%), 84% (6%), and 85% (4%) for CT images containing lung nodules, respectively. The authors' proposed method outperformed the two existing margin characterization methods in average NDCG scores over all K, by 1.5% and 3% in datasets containing liver lesion, and 4.5% and 5% in datasets containing lung nodules. Equivalence testing showed that the authors' feature is more robust across all margin deformations (p < 0.05) than the two existing methods for margin sharpness characterization in both simulated and clinical datasets. Conclusions: The authors have described a new image feature to quantify the margin sharpness of lesions. It has strong correlation with known margin sharpness in simulated images and in clinical CT images containing liver lesions and lung nodules. This image feature has excellent performance for retrieving images with similar margin characteristics, suggesting potential utility, in conjunction with other lesion features, for content-based image retrieval applications.

    Xu Jiajing; Napel, Sandy; Greenspan, Hayit; Beaulieu, Christopher F.; Agrawal, Neeraj; Rubin, Daniel [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    408

    A Quadratic Loss Multi-Class SVM for which a Radius-Margin Bound Applies  

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    To set the values of the hyperparameters of a support vector machine (SVM), the method of choice is cross-validation. Several upper bounds on the leave-one-out error of the pattern recognition SVM have been derived. One of the most popular is the radius-margin ... Keywords: leave-one-out cross-validation error, model selection, multi-class SVMs, radius-margin bounds

    Yann Guermeur; Emmanuel Monfrini

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    409

    The Fundamentals of Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP): Examples of Pricing Outcomes on the PJM System  

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    As power industry restructuring continues, more and more industry participants will be exposed to financial uncertainties created by locational marginal pricing. These uncertainties differ from those experienced under traditional regulation as well as from the resource adequacy-related price spikes experienced in the Midwest in 1998 and in the West during 2000-2001. Instead, locational marginal pricing systems create uncertainty in the cost of transporting power from resources to loads. This report will ...

    2003-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    410

    Office of Corporate Safety Programs  

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    Corporate Safety Program (CSP) CSP Home Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP) DOE Analytical Services Program (ASP) DOE Laboratory...

    411

    Lessons Learned from Safety Events  

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    The Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned website (www.h2incidents.org) was launched in 2006 as a database-driven resource for sharing lessons learned from hydrogen-related safety events to raise safety awareness and encourage knowledge-sharing. The development of this database, its first uses and subsequent enhancements have been described at the Second and Third International Conferences on Hydrogen Safety. [1,2] Since 2009, continuing work has not only highlighted the value of safety lessons learned, but enhanced how the database provides access to another safety knowledge tool, Hydrogen Safety Best Practices (http://h2bestpractices.org). Collaborations with the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Task 19 – Hydrogen Safety and others have enabled the database to capture safety event learnings from around the world. This paper updates recent progress, highlights the new “Lessons Learned Corner” as one means for knowledge-sharing and examines the broader potential for collecting, analyzing and using safety event information.

    Weiner, Steven C.; Fassbender, Linda L.

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    412

    Mining Your Brain For Safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    About this Abstract. Meeting, COM 2011. Symposium, WORLD GOLD. Presentation Title, Mining Your Brain For Safety: A New Approach To Utilizing Your Best ...

    413

    Physics Department Safety & Training Office  

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    number (631) 344-3456 and follow the automated instructions. High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics Condensed Matter Physics The Physics Safety and Training office hosts Group...

    414

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    to assist Berkeley Lab supervisors and managers in conducting discussions on environment, safety and health topics with their staff. Each slide delivers focused talking...

    415

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    recommendations to the Laboratory Director on the development and implementation of Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) policy, guidelines, codes and regulatory interpretation. It...

    416

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    Concerns Training SubcontractorsVendors (SJHA) Waste Management What We Do The EnvironmentHealthSafety division helps Berkeley Lab staff perform their work safely and in an...

    417

    INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & HEALTH (ISH)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    HEALTH (ISH) HEALTH (ISH) OBJECTIVE ISH.1 A comprehensive industrial safety & health program has been implemented to address applicable safety requirements at the TA 55 SST Facility. (Core Requirements 1, 3, and 4) Criteria * Procedures are implemented to address applicable industrial & health safety issues. * An adequate number of trained personnel are available to support SST facility regarding industrial safety & health concerns. * Portable fire extinguishers are appropriate for the class of fire they are expected to fight and are located within the proper distance. * Cranes, hooks, slings, and other rigging are plainly marked as to their capacity and inspected prior to use. * Forklifts and other powered lifting devices are adequately inspected.

    418

    Integrated Safety Management (ISM) - Oversight  

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    Oversight Integrated Safety Management (ISM) ism logo DOE Oversight Policy PDF (P 226.1B) DOE Oversight Order PDF (O 226.1B) Draft CRADs...

    419

    Perry Safety Book for Web  

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    1 Before using this product, read, understand and follow the Assembly and Safe Use Instruc- tions. Save this document for future reference. It contains important safety...

    420

    Project: Safety of Building Occupants  

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    ... focuses on multiple aspects of life safety, including fundamentals of human ... to evacuate a building by stairs (using SFPE Handbook movement on ...

    2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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    National Construction Safety Team Act  

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    ... Safety Teams for deployment after events causing the ... the WTC Investigation, interviews NIST conducted with first ... elevators in the event of activation ...

    2013-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    422

    FAQS Reference Guide – Criticality Safety  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the April 2009 edition of DOE-STD-1173-2009, Criticality Safety Functional Area Qualification Standard.

    423

    Facility Disposition Safety Strategy RM  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    The Facility Disposition Safety Strategy (FDSS) Review Module is a tool that assists DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the adequacy of the facility documentation, preparations or...

    424

    Radiation Safety Work Control Form  

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    Radiation Safety Work Control Form (see instructions on pg-2) Rev July-2012 Area: Form : Date: Preliminary Applicability Screen: (a) Will closing the beam line injection stoppers...

    425

    Public Safety/Security Portal  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    ... more. Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of ... News And Events. 9th Annual DOE Laser Safety Officer Workshop. NIST ...

    2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    426

    National Safety Council White Paper  

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    National Safety Council White Paper March 2010 Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior Understanding the distracted brain 2...

    427

    Nuclear Safety and Global Cooperation.  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    ??The thesis of is to strengthen the capacity building of nuclear safety and disaster prevention all over the world from a preventive perspective, and to… (more)

    Chang, Yu-shan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    428

    Natural Gas Pipeline Safety (Kansas)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

    This article states minimum safety standards for the transportation of natural gas by pipeline and reporting requirements for operators of pipelines.

    429

    On the Criticality Safety of Transuranic Sodium Fast Reactor Fuel Transport Casks  

    SciTech Connect

    This work addresses the neutronic performance and criticality safety issues of transport casks for fuel pertaining to low conversion ratio sodium cooled fast reactors, conventionally known as Advanced Burner Reactors. The criticality of a one, three, seven and 19-assembly cask capacity is presented. Both dry “helium” and flooded “water” filled casks are considered. No credit for fuel burnup or fission products was assumed. As many as possible of the conservatisms used in licensing light water reactor universal transport casks were incorporated into this SFR cask criticality design and analysis. It was found that at 7-assemblies or more, adding moderator to the SFR cask increases criticality margin. Also, removal of MAs from the fuel increases criticality margin of dry casks and takes a slight amount of margin away for wet casks. Assuming credit for borated fuel tube liners, this design analysis suggests that as many as 19 assemblies can be loaded in a cask if limited purely by criticality safety. If no credit for boron is assumed, the cask could possibly hold seven assemblies if low conversion ratio fast reactor grade fuel and not breeder reactor grade fuel is assumed. The analysis showed that there is a need for new cask designs for fast reactors spent fuel transportation. There is a potential of modifying existing transportation cask design as the starting point for fast reactor spent fuel transportation.

    Samuel Bays; Ayodeji Alajo

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    430

    Worker Safety and Health Program Area Index | Safety and Health...  

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    Worker Safety and Health Program Area Index A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W BNL's Worker Safety and Health Program Areas were established to assist line and operations...

    431

    INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SAFETY CULTURE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE  

    SciTech Connect

    In 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) identified safety culture as one of their top Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) related priorities. A team was formed to address this issue. The team identified a consensus set of safety culture principles, along with implementation practices that could be used by DOE, NNSA, and their contractors. Documented improvement tools were identified and communicated to contractors participating in a year long pilot project. After a year, lessons learned will be collected and a path forward determined. The goal of this effort was to achieve improved safety and mission performance through ISMS continuous improvement. The focus of ISMS improvement was safety culture improvement building on operating experience from similar industries such as the domestic and international commercial nuclear and chemical industry.

    MCDONALD JA JR

    2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    432

    Preliminary Safety Assessment Document  

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    LCSAD-001, Ver. 2 LCSAD-001, Ver. 2 Linac Commissioning Safety Assessment Document for the National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate Version 2 May 11, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 ii National Synchrotron Light Source II ii LT-C-ESH-LCSAD-001 ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any

    433

    Electrical safety device  

    DOE Patents (OSTI)

    An electrical safety device for use in power tools that is designed to automatically discontinue operation of the power tool upon physical contact of the tool with a concealed conductive material. A step down transformer is used to supply the operating power for a disconnect relay and a reset relay. When physical contact is made between the power tool and the conductive material, an electrical circuit through the disconnect relay is completed and the operation of the power tool is automatically interrupted. Once the contact between the tool and conductive material is broken, the power tool can be quickly and easily reactivated by a reset push button activating the reset relay. A remote reset is provided for convenience and efficiency of operation.

    White, David B. (Greenock, PA)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    434

    Preliminary Safety Assessment Document  

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    BCSAD-001 BCSAD-001 Photon Sciences Directorate Booster Commissioning Safety Assessment Document For the National Synchrotron Light Source II Version 2 December 8, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 ii National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any

    435

    Integrated Safety Management  

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    ISM Day: March 10, 2010 ISM Day: March 10, 2010 ISM Day: June 6, 2008 Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Seven Principles of ISM Five Functions of ISM "Define the Scope of Work" Is the work clearly defined? Authorized? Do I know how to do the job? Do I have the proper equipment? Support? Have there been problems with tasks like this? "Analyze the Hazards" What are the hazards of the job? What can go wrong? Has the job been reviewed by a qualified person? "Develop Hazard Controls" Are all the necessary controls in place? (LOTO, PPE, Procedures etc.) Do I know what the controls are, and how to use them? What if something unexpected goes wrong? "Perform Work" Has the system responded as expected? How do I know? When will I call for assistance or stop work?

    436

    FACILITY SAFETY (FS)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE OP.1 - (Core Requirements 4 and 6) Sufficient numbers of qualified personnel are available to conduct and support operations. Adequate facilities and equipment are available to ensure operational support services are adequate for operations. The level of knowledge of managers, operations personnel, and support personnel is adequate based on reviews of examinations and examination results and selected interviews of personnel. (Old Core Requirements 3, 8, 13, and 19) Criteria 1. Minimum staffing requirements for safe operations have been established for operations personnel, supervisors, and managers. These staffing levels are met and are consistent with the safety basis requirements and assumptions. (DOE O 5480.19; WPF DSA) 2. All ES&H matrix support functions are identified for system operations. Adequate

    437

    Security, Safety and Health  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    8, Fourth Quarter, 2012 8, Fourth Quarter, 2012 www.fossil.energy.gov/news/energytoday.html HigHligHts inside 2 Security and Sustainability A Column from the FE Director of Health, Security, Safety and Health 4 Training Goes 3-D NETL's AVESTAR Center Deploys New Virtual Training System 5 Secretary Achievement Awards Two FE Teams Earn Secretary of Energy Recognition 7 Vast Energy Resource Identified FE Study Says Billions of Barrels of Oil in Residual Oil Zones 8 Presidential Award NETL-RUA Engineer Earns Highest Government Honor in Science & Engineering This September marked a major mile- stone for one of the Office of Fossil Energy's largest carbon capture, utili- zation and storage projects: the opening

    438

    Kitchen Knife Safety  

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    Kitchen Knife Safety 1) Use a good quality cutting board (flat and stable). 2) Use a kitchen towel underneath a cutting board so that it won't slip. Observe above: Warped and unbalanced cutting board vs. flat and well-anchored board. 3) Sharp knives are safer knives. Dull knives can skip, slide, snag, or get stuck while cutting, leaving you off balance. 4) Use the right knife for the job. a. Serrated knives are long and lean that help grip and saw through the crust of rustic breads without using too much strength. b. Paring knives are used for smaller foods, such as limes, cherry tomatoes or shallots, for better control and lighter weight (less chance of skipping off of a smaller cutting surface). c. Chef's knives (one of the most used in the kitchen) can be used for

    439

    Electrical safety device  

    DOE Patents (OSTI)

    This invention consists of an electrical safety device for use in power tools that is designed to automatically discontinue operation of the power tool upon physical contact of the tool with a concealed conductive material. A step down transformer is used to supply the operating power for a disconnect relay and reset delay. When physical contact is made between the power tool and the conductive material, an electrical circuit through the disconnect relay is completed and the operation of the power tool is automatically interrupted. Once the contact between the tool and conductive material is broken, the power tool can be quickly and easily reactivated by a reset push button activating the reset relay. A remote reset is provided for convenience and efficiency of operation.

    White, D.B.

    1990-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    440

    Nuclear reactor safety device  

    DOE Patents (OSTI)

    A safety device is described for use in a nuclear reactor for axially repositioning a control rod with respect to the reactor core in the event of a thermal excursion. It comprises a laminated strip helically configured to form a tube, said tube being in operative relation to said control rod. The laminated strip is formed of at least two materials having different thermal coefficients of expansion, and is helically configured such that the material forming the outer lamina of the tube has a greater thermal coefficient of expansion than the material forming the inner lamina of said tube. In the event of a thermal excursion the laminated strip will tend to curl inwardly so that said tube will increase in length, whereby as said tube increases in length it exerts a force on said control rod to axially reposition said control rod with respect to said core.

    Hutter, E.

    1983-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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    441

    HTGR safety research program  

    SciTech Connect

    An HTGR safety research program is being performed supporting and guided in priorities by the AIPA Probabilistic Risk Study. Analytical and experimental studies have been conducted in four general areas where modeling or data assumptions contribute to large uncertainties in the consequence assessments and thus, in the risk assessment for key core heat-up accident scenarios. Experimental data have been obtained on time-dependent release of fission products from the fuel particles, and plateout characteristics of condensible fission products in the primary circuit. Potential failure modes of primarily top head PCRV components as well as concrete degradation processes have been analyzed using a series of newly developed models and interlinked computer programs. Containment phenomena, including fission product deposition and potential flammability of liberated combustible gases have been studied analytically.

    Barsell, A.W.; Olsen, B.E.; Silady, F.A.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    442

    Pipeline Safety (Pennsylvania) | Department of Energy  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Pipeline Safety (Pennsylvania) Pipeline Safety (Pennsylvania) Pipeline Safety (Pennsylvania) < Back Eligibility Utility Investor-Owned Utility Industrial Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Program Info State Pennsylvania Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Provider Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission The Pennsylvania legislature has empowered the Public Utility Commission to direct and enforce safety standards for pipeline facilities and to regulate safety practices of certificated utilities engaged in the transportation of natural gas and other gas by pipeline. The Commission is authorized to enforce federal safety standards as an agent for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety. The safety standards apply to the design, installation, operation,

    443

    Development of dam safety management system  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Recently, we can see an increasing amount of dam damage or failure due to aging, earthquakes occurrence and unusual changes in weather. For this reason, dam safety is gaining more importance than ever before in terms of disaster management at a national ... Keywords: Dam safety, Dam safety issue, Dam safety management system, Field inspection, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Safety evaluation

    Jesung Jeon; Jongwook Lee; Donghoon Shin; Hangyu Park

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    444

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    R A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Radiation Protection Radiation Safety Radiation Safety Committee REMS - Radiation Exposure Monitoring System Report Accident...

    445

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    I A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Plan Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Plan Archives Industrial Hygiene Injury and Illness...

    446

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    D A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Databases - EHS Disability Management Division ISM Division Safety Committee Division Safety Coordinators Dosimetry Downloads...

    447

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    L A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Laser Management System Laser Safety LBNL Safety Advisory Committee LCATS - LBNL Corrective Action Tracking System Lessons...

    448

    Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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    P A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z PUB-3000 - Health & Safety Manual PUB-3092 - Waste Generator Guidelines PUB-3140 - Integrated Safety Management Plan (ISM)...

    449

    Failure-driven software safety  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    Software safety and software risk management are two of the most important facets of modern software engineering. To understand safety requires that we understand first what is not safe. This paper examines the concept of failure in software engineering ... Keywords: derived requirements, failure, requirements, risk, stakeholder, testing

    Richard Riehle

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    450

    HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANUAL  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    ;' HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANUAL Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory Revision.C.M.P. (UBC campus) . .......................................(604) 224-1322 Student Health Services (UBC Date: September, 2008 #12;#12;AMPEL Health and Safety Program Revised September, 2008 1 TABLE

    Handy, Todd C.

    451

    CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANUAL ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    of Steel Construction A.2.9 Demolition using Mechanical Equipment A.2.10 Training A.3 Electrical A.3 Equipment A.3.11 Electrical Safety Workbook and Permits A.4 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout / Tagout) 4, General industry Safety Orders, Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment and PUB-3000, Chapter 5. A.1

    Knowles, David William

    452

    14th Annual Joint DOE/EFCOG Chemical Safety and Worker Safety...  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    4th Annual Joint DOEEFCOG Chemical Safety and Worker Safety and Health Program (10 CFR 851) Workshop 14th Annual Joint DOEEFCOG Chemical Safety and Worker Safety and Health...

    453

    Hydrogen Safety Issues Compared to Safety Issues with Methane and Propane  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    safety or the safety of methane and propane. The codesand propane and how these properties may relate to safetyCompared To Safety Issues with Methane and Propane Michael

    Green, Michael A.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    454

    INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & HEALTH (ISH)  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    BASIS (SB) BASIS (SB) OBJECTIVE SB.1 Facility safety documentation is in place and has been implemented that describes the "safety envelope" of the facility. The safety documentation should characterize the hazards/risks associated with the facility and should identify preventive and mitigating measures (systems, procedures, administrative controls, etc.) that protect workers and the public form those hazards/risks. Safety structures, systems and components (SSCs) are defined and a system to maintain control over their designs and modification is established. (Core Requirement 7) Criteria 1. The TA-55 SST Facility safety basis and related documentation address the full spectrum of hazards/risks associated with operations. 2. Controls designed to mitigate the consequence of analyzed TA-55 SST Facility

    455

    Office of Nuclear Safety - Directives  

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    Nuclear and Facility Safety Directives Nuclear and Facility Safety Directives The HSS Office of Nuclear Safety is the responsible office for the development, interpretation, and revision of the following Department of Energy (DOE) directives. Go to DOE's Directives Web Page to view these directives. DOE Order (O) 252.1A, Technical Standards Program DOE O 252.1A promotes DOE's use of Voluntary Consensus Standards (VCS) as the primary method for application of technical standards and establishes and manages the DOE Technical Standards Program (TSP) including technical standards development, information, activities, issues, and interactions. HS-30 Contact: Jeff Feit DOE Policy (P) 420.1, Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Policy DOE P 420.1, documents the Department's nuclear safety policy to design, construct, operate, and decommission its nuclear facilities in a manner that ensures adequate protection of workers, the public, and the environment.

    456

    Using Hydrogen Safety Best Practices and Learning from Safety Events  

    DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

    A best practice is a technique or methodology that has reliably led to a desired result. A wealth of experience regarding the safe use and handling of hydrogen exists as a result of an extensive history in a wide variety of industrial and aerospace settings. Hydrogen Safety Best Practices (www.h2bestpractices.org) captures this vast knowledge base and makes it publically available to those working with hydrogen and related systems, including those just starting to work with hydrogen. This online manual is organized under a number of hierarchical technical content categories. References, including publications and other online links, that deal with the safety aspects of hydrogen are compiled for easy access. This paper discusses the development of Hydrogen Safety Best Practices as a safety knowledge tool, the nature of its technical content, and the steps taken to enhance its value and usefulness. Specific safety event examples are provided to illustrate the link between technical content in the online best practices manual and a companion safety knowledge tool, Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned (www.h2incidents.org), which encourages the sharing of lessons learned and other safety event information.

    Weiner, Steven C.; Fassbender, Linda L.; Quick, Kathleen A.

    2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    457

    AN L-88-12 Environment. Safety and Health Department  

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    8-12 Environment. Safety and Health Department Environment. Safety and Health Department Environment. Safety and Hearth Department 4rivironment Safety and ni.r.prfrwTanf...

    458

    Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program  

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    Nuclear Safety (HS-30) Office of Nuclear Safety Home Directives Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy Rules Nuclear Safety Workshops Technical Standards Program Search ...

    459

    Criticality Safety Information Meeting for the Hanford Plutonium...  

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    Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a criticality safety information meeting with Hanford site criticality safety engineers on May 14, 2012, to discuss criticality safety...

    460

    Safety Management System Policy | Department of Energy  

    Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

    Services » Program Management » Safety » Safety Management Services » Program Management » Safety » Safety Management System Policy Safety Management System Policy Safety Management Systems provide a formal, organized process whereby people plan, perform, assess, and improve the safe conduct of work. The Safety Management System is institutionalized through Department of Energy (DOE) directives and contracts to establish the Department-wide safety management objective, guiding principles, and functions. The DOE safety management system consists of six components: Objective Guiding principles Core functions Mechanisms Responsibilities Implementation Safety Management System Policy More Documents & Publications "DOE O 450.2 INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND DOE P 450.4A INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY FAMILIAR LEVEL

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    2012 Nuclear Safety Workshop | Department of Energy  

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    Services Nuclear Safety 2012 Nuclear Safety Workshop 2012 Nuclear Safety Workshop 1 of 5 Podonsky This is the Title 2 of 5 This is the Title DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel...

    462

    FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: Basics  

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    by E-mail Share FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: Basics on Facebook Tweet about FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: Basics on Twitter Bookmark FCT Safety, Codes and Standards: Basics...

    463

    Safety - Blog posts | Data.gov  

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    posts Safety DataTools Apps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Safety You are here Data.gov Communities Safety Blog Posts Author Posted after E.g., 2013-09-21 Apply Obama...

    464

    White House Safety Datapalooza | Data.gov  

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    Resources Blogs Let's Talk Safety You are here Data.gov Communities Safety White House Safety Datapalooza Todd Park Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, speaks at the...

    465

    Facilities Services and Environmental Health and Safety  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Facilities Services and Environmental Health and Safety Laboratory Ventilation Management Program Guidance Document Facilities Services and Environmental Health and Safety This group is comprised of support staff from Facilities Services and Environmental Health and Safety who make observations

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    466

    Health, Safety and Wellness 2011 Annual Report  

    E-Print Network (OSTI)

    Health, Safety and Wellness 2011 Annual Report Occupational Health & Safety and Rehabilitation Services #12;2 | P a g e Table of Contents Year in Review...................................................................................................................12 Laboratory Safety Program

    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    467

    Hydrogen Safety Knowledge Tools  

    Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

    With hydrogen gaining acceptance as an energy carrier for fuel cell vehicles and stationary fuel cell applications, a new community of hydrogen users is emerging and continues to grow. With this growth has come the need to spread the word about safe practices for handling, storing, and using hydrogen. Like all energy forms, hydrogen can be used safely through proper procedures and engineering techniques. However, hydrogen involves a degree of risk that must be respected, and the importance of avoiding complacency or haste in the safe conduct and performance of projects involving hydrogen cannot be overstated. To encourage and promote the safe use of hydrogen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed and continues to enhance two software tools in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program: the Hydrogen Safety Best Practices online manual (www.H2BestPractices.org) and the Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned database (www.H2Incidents.org).

    Fassbender, Linda L.

    2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    468

    Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS): Tool Box Safety Topics  

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    Tool Box Safety Topics Tool Box Safety Topics A Review of Haz com standards A Single Second Accident Prevention Acetone Use and Care Aerial Work Platforms Afterthoughts and Regrets Alcohol & the Job Allergies, Antihistamines Appreciating the Hazards, Oxyacetylene Attitude and Behavior Avoid Common Office Injuries Avoiding Electrical Shocks Back Care Back Injury Prevention Backing into Trouble Basic Machine Safety Battery Charging Hazards Be Cautious with Sulfuric Acid Be Prepared for Emergencies Bench & Pedestal Grinders Blood Borne Pathogens Carbon Monoxide Care for Half-Mask Respirators Carelessness Cargo Dock Safety CDT's-How you prevent them Chocking and Blocking Cold Medication.Drowsiness Cold Weather Hazards for Propane Powered Vehicles Come-a-Longs, Hoists & Chains Common Sense & Accidents

    469

    DOE | Office of Health, Safety and Security | Health and Safety  

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    "Worker Safety and Health Program" FAQs "Worker Safety and Health Program" FAQs 10 CFR 851 “Worker Safety and Health Program" Frequently Asked Questions Updated October 19, 2010 Please Note: The responses to the following Frequently Asked Questions are not Official interpretations, only the Office of General Counsel may issue and interpretive ruling. Please see 10 CFR 851.7 and 851.8 for more information. Subpart A—General Provisions 851.1 Scope and purpose. 851.2 Exclusions. 851.3 Definitions. 851.4 Compliance order. 851.5 Enforcement. 851.6 Petitions for generally applicable rulemaking. 851.7 Request for a binding interpretive ruling. 851.8 Informal requests for information. Subpart B—Program Requirements 851.10 General requirements. 851.11 Development and approval of worker safety and health program.

    470

    Safety for Disaster City D-Link  

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    ... On Site Safety Comes First. Be cautious ... others! Safety of all personnel participating in this event is our first concern. The ...

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    NIOSH Office of Mine Safety & Health Research  

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    NIOSH Office of Mine Safety & Health Research. NVLAP Lab Code: 200716-0. ... Safety & Health URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html ...

    2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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    Gas Safety Law (Florida) | Department of Energy  

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    Gas Safety Law (Florida) Gas Safety Law (Florida) Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Investor-Owned Utility MunicipalPublic Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric...

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    Lawrence Livermore National Laborotory Safety Basis Assessment...  

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    and implementation of safety basis documentation and execution of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process. SCOPE The scope of this assessment includes the plans,...

    474

    Safety Modeling via Segmentation of Transportation Networks.  

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    ??This dissertation proposes a methodology to address a long-standing question in traffic safety relating to the evaluation of safety risk and the benefits associated with… (more)

    Oh, Jun Seok

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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    Microsoft Word - Operationalizing Explosives Safety.docx  

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    Operationalizing Explosives Safety Incorporating Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management into the Joint Operation Planning Process Department of Defense Issues and...

    476

    Pipeline Safety Rule (Tennessee) | Department of Energy  

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    Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Savings Pipeline Safety Rule (Tennessee) Pipeline Safety Rule (Tennessee) Eligibility Commercial...

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    2013 DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Workshop  

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    2013 DOE Safety and Security Workshop 2013 Workshop Home Registration Agendas Hotel and Training Center Information Enforcement Home 2013 DOE Safety and Security Enforcement...

    478

    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Infrastructure and Safety  

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    Infrastructure and Safety Photo - Aerial view of the klystron gallery. The Infrastructure and Safety directorate is committed to creating, operating and sustaining world-class,...

    479

    Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management...  

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    Enforcement and Oversight Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at the Livermore Site Office October 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency...

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    The Office of Health, Safety and Security  

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    Safety Oversight Principles As described in the Board's Strategic Plan, the Board executes its safety oversight responsibility according to the following principles: The primary...

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    Helpful links for materials transport, safety, etc.  

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    Helpful links for materials transport, safety, etc. relating to experiment safety at the APS. Internal Reference Material: Transporting Hazardous Materials "Natural" radioactivity...

    482

    Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety...  

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    Safety Rail Routing Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Presentation made by Kevin Blackwell for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16,...

    483

    Hazardous Material Transportation Safety (South Dakota)  

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    This legislation authorizes the Division of Highway Safety, in the Department of Public Safety, to promulgate regulations pertaining to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by a motor...

    484

    Nuclear Safety Research and Development Committee Charter  

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    Research and Development Committee Charter I. Purpose The intent of the Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Committee is to identify nuclear safety research needs and...

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    Safety and Health | Department of Energy  

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    of Industrial Hygiene and Safety (MA-433) has created Headquarters safety and health policies and procedures for Headquarters employees and contractors. These programs help DOE...

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    National Security & Safety Reports | Department of Energy  

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    National Security & Safety Reports National Security & Safety Reports October 29, 2013 Evaluation Report: IG-0897 The Department of Energy's Unclassified Cyber Security Program -...

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    Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records | Department of...  

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    Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records ADM 180.pdf More Documents & Publications ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 18: SECURITY,...

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    Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations  

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    Welcome to the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations The Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight, is...

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    Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records | Department of...  

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    Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records Security, Emergency Planning & Safety Records Protection program records include the various files created by the Department to...

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    Study of Cost Effective Large Advanced Pressurized Water Reactors that Employ Passive Safety Features  

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    A report of DOE sponsored portions of AP1000 Design Certification effort. On December 16, 1999, The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued Design Certification of the AP600 standard nuclear reactor design. This culminated an 8-year review of the AP600 design, safety analysis and probabilistic risk assessment. The AP600 is a 600 MWe reactor that utilizes passive safety features that, once actuated, depend only on natural forces such as gravity and natural circulation to perform all required safety functions. These passive safety systems result in increased plant safety and have also significantly simplified plant systems and equipment, resulting in simplified plant operation and maintenance. The AP600 meets NRC deterministic safety criteria and probabilistic risk criteria with large margins. A summary comparison of key passive safety system design features is provided in Table 1. These key features are discussed due to their importance in affecting the key thermal-hydraulic phenomenon exhibited by the passive safety systems in critical areas. The scope of some of the design changes to the AP600 is described. These changes are the ones that are important in evaluating the passive plant design features embodied in the certified AP600 standard plant design. These design changes are incorporated into the AP1000 standard plant design that Westinghouse is certifying under 10 CFR Part 52. In conclusion, this report describes the results of the representative design certification activities that were partially supported by the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative. These activities are unique to AP1000, but are representative of research activities that must be driven to conclusion to realize successful licensing of the next generation of nuclear power plants in the United States.

    Winters, J. W.; Corletti, M. M.; Hayashi, Y.

    2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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    RIAl. HYGIENE&SAFETY  

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    & & a-&+ ,,~ w c- ++?! RIAl. HYGIENE&SAFETY -, &.& c.o,3< __________,________.--------------- &+daa I BOX 299 LEMCINT, ILL. __________________^______________ -------. TELEPHONE LEYOHT 800 March 20, 1959 Reply ____ -_- ________.------- --------- _______---_______._----- _______--. TO: J. R. Novak From: c. s. McKee Industrial Hygiene & Safety Industrial Hygiene & Safety Subject: Extrusion of Billets, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Dolton, Illinois C. S. McKee monitored the extrusion of three CP-5 type fuel elelaents on Feblvary 17, 1959. The extmsion operation was accomplished at the Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Dolton, Illinois. The extrusions were carried out by Kaiser personnel under the supervision of L. C. Hymx (MET) and T. N.

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    Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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    Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Biological and Environmental Research (BER) BER Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Searchable Archive of BER Highlights External link Benefits of BER Funding Opportunities Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) News & Resources Contact Information Biological and Environmental Research U.S. Department of Energy SC-23/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3251 F: (301) 903-5051 E: sc.ber@science.doe.gov More Information » January 2013 Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels Assessment shows Midwest could support biomass production while benefiting climate. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Gelfand, I., et al.

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    CRITICALITY SAFETY CONTROLS AND THE SAFETY BASIS AT PFP  

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    With the implementation of DOE Order 420.1B, Facility Safety, and DOE-STD-3007-2007, 'Guidelines for Preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations at Department of Energy Non-Reactor Nuclear Facilities', a new requirement was imposed that all criticality safety controls be evaluated for inclusion in the facility Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and that the evaluation process be documented in the site Criticality Safety Program Description Document (CSPDD). At the Hanford site in Washington State the CSPDD, HNF-31695, 'General Description of the FH Criticality Safety Program', requires each facility develop a linking document called a Criticality Control Review (CCR) to document performance of these evaluations. Chapter 5, Appendix 5B of HNF-7098, Criticality Safety Program, provided an example of a format for a CCR that could be used in lieu of each facility developing its own CCR. Since the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) is presently undergoing Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D), new procedures are being developed for cleanout of equipment and systems that have not been operated in years. Existing Criticality Safety Evaluations (CSE) are revised, or new ones written, to develop the controls required to support D&D activities. Other Hanford facilities, including PFP, had difficulty using the basic CCR out of HNF-7098 when first implemented. Interpretation of the new guidelines indicated that many of the controls needed to be elevated to TSR level controls. Criterion 2 of the standard, requiring that the consequence of a criticality be examined for establishing the classification of a control, was not addressed. Upon in-depth review by PFP Criticality Safety staff, it was not clear that the programmatic interpretation of criterion 8C could be applied at PFP. Therefore, the PFP Criticality Safety staff decided to write their own CCR. The PFP CCR provides additional guidance for the evaluation team to use by clarifying the evaluation criteria in DOE-STD-3007-2007. In reviewing documents used in classifying controls for Nuclear Safety, it was noted that DOE-HDBK-1188, 'Glossary of Environment, Health, and Safety Terms', defines an Administrative Control (AC) in terms that are different than typically used in Criticality Safety. As part of this CCR, a new term, Criticality Administrative Control (CAC) was defined to clarify the difference between an AC used for criticality safety and an AC used for nuclear safety. In Nuclear Safety terms, an AC is a provision relating to organization and management, procedures, recordkeeping, assessment, and reporting necessary to ensure safe operation of a facility. A CAC was defined as an administrative control derived in a criticality safety analysis that is implemented to ensure double contingency. According to criterion 2 of Section IV, 'Linkage to the Documented Safety Analysis', of DOESTD-3007-2007, the consequence of a criticality should be examined for the purposes of classifying the significance of a control or component. HNF-PRO-700, 'Safety Basis Development', provides control selection criteria based on consequence and risk that may be used in the development of a Criticality Safety Evaluation (CSE) to establish the classification of a component as a design feature, as safety class or safety significant, i.e., an Engineered Safety Feature (ESF), or as equipment important to safety; or merely provides defense-in-depth. Similar logic is applied to the CACs. Criterion 8C of DOE-STD-3007-2007, as written, added to the confusion of using the basic CCR from HNF-7098. The PFP CCR attempts to clarify this criterion by revising it to say 'Programmatic commitments or general references to control philosophy (e.g., mass control or spacing control or concentration control as an overall control strategy for the process without specific quantification of individual limits) is included in the PFP DSA'. Table 1 shows the PFP methodology for evaluating CACs. This evaluation process has been in use since February of 2008 and has proven to be simple and effective. Each control identified i

    Kessler, S

    2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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    ORISE: Safety is our top priority  

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    Safety Safety Integrated Safety Management Voluntary Protection Program VPP Star Status Environment Work Smart Standards Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Safety at ORISE At the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) safety is our number one priority. We not only have a tradition of safety at work, but strongly encourage our employees to carry this mindset beyond the workplace and into their homes and communities. Employees are trained in how to work safely and are required to sign a safety pledge that affirms their commitment to safety. The pledge also obligates them to watch out for each another, challenge and report unsafe working conditions, follow all safety policies and procedures, and never take shortcuts at the expense of safety. For ORISE employees, the word "safety" includes the environment, as

    495

    Quantification of the Variability of Diaphragm Motion and Implications for Treatment Margin Construction  

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    Purpose: To quantify the variability of diaphragm motion during free-breathing radiotherapy of lung patients and its effect on treatment margins to account for geometric uncertainties. Methods and Materials: Thirty-three lung cancer patients were analyzed. Each patient had 5-19 cone-beam scans acquired during different treatment fractions. The craniocaudal position of the diaphragm dome on the same side as the tumor was tracked over 2 min in the projection images, because it is both easily visible and a suitable surrogate to study the variability of the tumor motion and its impact on treatment margins. Intra-acquisition, inter-acquisition, and inter-patient variability of the respiratory cycles were quantified separately, as were the probability density functions (PDFs) of the diaphragm position over each cycle, each acquisition, and each patient. Asymmetric margins were simulated using each patient PDF and compared to symmetric margins computed from a margin recipe. Results: The peak-to-peak amplitude variability (1 SD) was 3.3 mm, 2.4 mm, and 6.1 mm for the intra-acquisition, inter-acquisition, and inter-patient variability, respectively. The average PDF of each cycle was similar to the sin{sup 4} function but the PDF of each acquisition was closer to a skew-normal distribution because of the motion variability. Despite large interfraction baseline variability, the PDF of each patient was generally asymmetric with a longer end-inhale tail because the end-exhale position was more stable than the end-inhale position. The asymmetry of the PDF required asymmetric margins around the time-averaged position to account for the position uncertainty but the average difference was 1.0 mm (range, 0.0-4.4 mm) for a sharp penumbra and an idealized online setup correction protocol. Conclusion: The respiratory motion is more irregular during the fractions than between the fractions. The PDF of the respiratory motion is asymmetrically distributed. Both the intra-acquisition variability and the PDF asymmetry have a limited impact on dose distributions and inferred margins. The use of a margin recipe to account for respiratory motion with an estimate of the average motion amplitude was adequate in almost all patients.

    Rit, Simon; Herk, Marcel van; Zijp, Lambert [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Sonke, Jan-Jakob, E-mail: j.sonke@nki.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    496

    Liquefied Natural Gas Safety Research  

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    | May 2012 | May 2012 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Safety Research | Page 1 Liquefied Natural Gas Safety Research Report to Congress May 2012 United States Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 Department of Energy | May 2012 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Safety Research | Page i Message from the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy The Explanatory Statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 1 and the House Report on the House of Representatives version of the related bill 2 requested the Department of Energy to submit a report to Congress addressing several key liquefied natural gas (LNG) research priorities. These issues are identified in the February 2007 Government Accountability Office Report (GAO Report 07-316), Public Safety Consequences of a Terrorist

    497

    CHSP: Material Safety Data Sheets  

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    HYGIENE HYGIENE AND SAFETY PLAN CHSP SITE MAP WHO TO CALL MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES arrow image CHEMICAL PROCUREMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND INVENTORY arrow image CHEMICAL HAZARD: DEFINITION arrow image CHEMICAL HAZARD ASSESSMENTS arrow image HAZARD CONTROLS arrow image TRAINING AND HAZARD INFORMATION arrow image EXPOSURE MONITORING & MEDICAL CONSULTATION arrow image APPENDICES arrow image FAQs QUESTIONS Search the CHSP: > Go spacer image EH&S Home PUB 3000 LBNL Home LBNL A-Z Index LBNL Search LBNL Phone Book Privacy & Security Notice spacer spacer image spacer image Material Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Information Resources A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a manufacturer/importer's informational document of a hazardous chemical that describes its physical and chemical properties, hazards, and recommended precautions for handling, storage and disposal. How to Read an MSDS

    498

    Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance  

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    Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance cd Welcome to the Department of Energy's Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Software Quality Assurance (SQA) homepage. The purpose of this Web site is to promote continuous improvement and the sharing of knowledge of safety software quality assurance among interested parties across the DOE complex. It consolidates information and contains links to subject matter experts, procedures, training material, program descriptions, good practices, lessons learned and the Central Registry Toolbox Codes. The Portal also provides capabilities for member collaboration in product development and threaded discussions. Central Registry: The Central Registry provides a library of DOE "Toolbox" Codes covering site boundary accident dose consequences, fire accident source terms, leakpath factors, chemical release/dispersion and consequence, and radiological dispersion and consequence.

    499

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - Lightning Safety  

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    WEATHER SERVICE - Lightning Safety Lightning: What You Need to Know * NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area * If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough...

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    Office of Health and Safety  

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    in the South Pacific. DOE Office of Health and Safety supports studies of the Japanese A-Bomb survivors, the Russian nuclear weapons workers at Mayak and in the community around...