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Title: Nuclear Criticality Safety Organization qualification program. Revision 4

Abstract

The Nuclear Criticality Safety Organization (NCSO) is committed to developing and maintaining a staff of highly qualified personnel to meet the current and anticipated needs in Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. This document defines the Qualification Program to address the NCSO technical and managerial qualification as required by the Y-12 Training Implementation Matrix (TIM). It is implemented through a combination of LMES plant-wide training courses and professional nuclear criticality safety training provided within the organization. This Qualification Program is applicable to technical and managerial NCSO personnel, including temporary personnel, sub-contractors and/or LMES employees on loan to the NCSO, who perform the NCS tasks or serve NCS-related positions as defined in sections 5 and 6 of this program.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
290901
Report Number(s):
Y/DD-694-Rev.4
ON: DE98057565; TRN: 99:002085
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; Y-12 PLANT; SAFETY ENGINEERING; CRITICALITY; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL; TRAINING; CERTIFICATION; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Carroll, K.J., Taylor, R.G., and Worley, C.A.. Nuclear Criticality Safety Organization qualification program. Revision 4. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/290901.
Carroll, K.J., Taylor, R.G., & Worley, C.A.. Nuclear Criticality Safety Organization qualification program. Revision 4. United States. doi:10.2172/290901.
Carroll, K.J., Taylor, R.G., and Worley, C.A.. 1997. "Nuclear Criticality Safety Organization qualification program. Revision 4". United States. doi:10.2172/290901. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/290901.
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