The Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership will have its first community safety forum of 2014 from 8-10 a.m. April 2 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. The topic will be “Nuclear Safety Culture of the Uranium Processing Facility.”
The agenda includes an overview of the UPF project by Federal Project Director John Eschenberg; a presentation about the project’s nuclear safety culture by Project Director Carl Strock; and a presentation on how the project successfully manages its nuclear safety culture by UPF Acting Manager for Environment, Safety, and Health Gary Hagan and ORAU Senior Scientist Jeff Miller.
The ORBSP was formed in 2004 to help companies working on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation understand the DOE safety culture, to enhance communication among them, to share lessons learned about safety issues, and to share ideas about effective safety programs with commercial companies.
“We are very excited about highlighting the safety culture of the UPF project at our first safety forum of the year,” said Jenny Freeman, chair of the ORBSP planning committee. “UPF is vitally important to our region, so we thought it appropriate to explore with the community why their nuclear safety culture is effective.”
The ORBSP will have two more community safety forums in 2014 and will host the 3rd annual Safety Fest TN, a week of free safety classes, September 8-11, 2014. All forums and classes are open to the public.