FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOR DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS
Natural Phenomena Hazards Provisions to prevent the loss of structural
integrity of structures, systems, and components due to acts of nature (such
as earthquake, wind, and flood) which endanger life safety. This area also
includes any provisions employed to prevent the loss of capability to perform
functions as a result of natural phenomena consistent with: (1) importance to
safety for workers and the public, (2) impact on the environment, (3)
repair/replacement costs, or (4) programmatic mission.
Occupational Safety and Health Provisions to ensure the safety and health
protection of workers in the execution of their duties.
Operations Technical details associated with operations of DOE nuclear
and non-nuclear facilities. This area includes provisions for the planned safe
conduct of operations through procedures and for operational readiness
Packaging and Transportation Provisions for packaging, packing,
preservation and transportation of hazardous and nonhazardous material.
Quality Provisions that ensure risks and environmental impacts are
minimized and safety, reliability and performance are maximized through the
application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks
posed by the facility and its operation. This area is applicable to the broad
spectrum of DOE work including: (1) research and development, and
scientific and technical investigations, (2) life-cycle design, operation,
decommissioning, and environmental restoration of nuclear and non-nuclear
facilities, and (3) energy-related financial, scientific, and technical information
gathering and analyses.
Radiological Protection Provisions for the development of an effective
program to protect personnel and the public, including requirements for the
management and handling of radioactive materials, processes and areas.
Also included in this area are the provisions for: (1) verification of the
effectiveness of the program through a network of monitoring and sampling of
personnel, the work-place, and the adjacent environment, and, (3) records
management to demonstrate compliance with regulations, to establish
personnel exposure trends and histories, and to satisfy reporting
Research and Development Provisions for conducting R&D programs at
DOE facilities ranging from one-of-a-kind bench-top experiments, to routine
tests, to major R&D projects that may require construction of large scale test
facilities. These provisions include those for R&D projects at existing
installations, those facilities being modified, or those newly designed facilities
which are constructed for specific purposes.
Safety Provisions for (1) safety design, test and demonstration
requirements for systems, equipment, facilities, and personnel interfaces, (2)
safety procedures, (3) joint area safety requirements, and (4) system safety
engineering program requirements and plans.