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Title: Extending Safety Culture Development through Communication - 12366

Abstract

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has been implementing a regulatory support program in the Russian Federation for over 10 years, as part of the Norwegian government's Plan of Action for enhancing nuclear and radiation safety in northwest Russia. The overall long-term objective is the enhancement of safety culture. The project outputs have included appropriate regulatory threat assessments, to determine the hazardous activities which are most in need of enhanced regulatory supervision; and development of the norms, standards and regulatory procedures, necessary to address the often abnormal conditions at nuclear legacy sites. Project outputs have been prepared and subsequently confirmed as official regulatory documents of the Russian Federation. The continuing program of work focuses on practical application of the enhanced regulatory framework as applied to legacy sites, including safe management of radioactive wastes arising in the process of site remediation. One of the lessons learnt from this practical application is the importance of effective communication at all levels: - between managers and shop workers; - between different operators - e.g. waste producers and waste disposal organisations; - between operators and regulators; - between nuclear safety regulators, radiation protection regulators and other pollution and safety regulators; - between scientists, policy makers andmore » wider stakeholders; and - between all of those mentioned above. A key message from this work is that it is not just an issue of risk communication; rather all aspects of communication can contribute to safety culture enhancement to support effective and efficient risk management, including the role of regulatory supervision. (authors)« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ;  [4]
  1. Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, N-1332 Osteras (Norway)
  2. Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia, Volokolamskoe shosse 30, 123182 Moscow (Russian Federation)
  3. Federal Medical-Biological Center,123128, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  4. Science and Engineering Center of the Nuclear Regulatory Service, 107140, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WM Symposia, 1628 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 9-332, Tempe, AZ 85282 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22293617
Report Number(s):
INIS-US-14-WM-12366
TRN: US14V1273115141
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM2012: Waste Management 2012 conference on improving the future in waste management, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France; 9 refs.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; HAZARDS; POLLUTION; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REMEDIAL ACTION; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; SAFETY; SAFETY CULTURE; WASTE DISPOSAL

Citation Formats

Sneve, M.K., Kiselev, M., Shandala, N.K., Shempelev, V., and Shulgin, A. Extending Safety Culture Development through Communication - 12366. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Sneve, M.K., Kiselev, M., Shandala, N.K., Shempelev, V., & Shulgin, A. Extending Safety Culture Development through Communication - 12366. United States.
Sneve, M.K., Kiselev, M., Shandala, N.K., Shempelev, V., and Shulgin, A. Sun . "Extending Safety Culture Development through Communication - 12366". United States.
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title = {Extending Safety Culture Development through Communication - 12366},
author = {Sneve, M.K. and Kiselev, M. and Shandala, N.K. and Shempelev, V. and Shulgin, A.},
abstractNote = {The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has been implementing a regulatory support program in the Russian Federation for over 10 years, as part of the Norwegian government's Plan of Action for enhancing nuclear and radiation safety in northwest Russia. The overall long-term objective is the enhancement of safety culture. The project outputs have included appropriate regulatory threat assessments, to determine the hazardous activities which are most in need of enhanced regulatory supervision; and development of the norms, standards and regulatory procedures, necessary to address the often abnormal conditions at nuclear legacy sites. Project outputs have been prepared and subsequently confirmed as official regulatory documents of the Russian Federation. The continuing program of work focuses on practical application of the enhanced regulatory framework as applied to legacy sites, including safe management of radioactive wastes arising in the process of site remediation. One of the lessons learnt from this practical application is the importance of effective communication at all levels: - between managers and shop workers; - between different operators - e.g. waste producers and waste disposal organisations; - between operators and regulators; - between nuclear safety regulators, radiation protection regulators and other pollution and safety regulators; - between scientists, policy makers and wider stakeholders; and - between all of those mentioned above. A key message from this work is that it is not just an issue of risk communication; rather all aspects of communication can contribute to safety culture enhancement to support effective and efficient risk management, including the role of regulatory supervision. (authors)},
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year = {2012},
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