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Title: Safety Culture And Best Practices At Japan's Fusion Research Facilities

The Safety Monitor Joint Working Group (JWG) is one of the magnetic fusion research collaborations between the US Department of Energy and the government of Japan. Visits by occupational safety personnel are made to participating institutions on a biennial basis. In the 2013 JWG visit of US representatives to Japan, the JWG members noted a number of good safety practices in the safety walkthroughs. These good practices and safety culture topics are discussed in this paper. The JWG hopes that these practices for worker safety can be adopted at other facilities. It is a well-known, but unquantified, safety principle that well run, safe facilities are more productive and efficient than other facilities (Rule, 2009). Worker safety, worker productivity, and high quality in facility operation all complement each other (Mottel, 1995).
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  4. National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki (Japan)
  5. Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka (Japan)
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DOE Contract Number:
DE-ACO2-09CH11466; DE-AC07-05ID14517
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Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS Conference Proceedings, Anaheim, CA (United States)
ANS Proceedings, California
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY Deuterium, Diagnostics, Antennas, Dosimetry, Dust Particles, Electric Field Effects, Fusion Reactors, Heating, Hydrogen