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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).
Authors:
 [1]
  1. PPPL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1149150
Report Number(s):
PPPL-5029
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS Conference Proceedings, Anaheim, CA (Novembeer 2014)
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY