Change Notice No. 1
performance in management systems. Designed for chemical manufacturers,
ACC's Responsible CareŽ Program elements may be adapted for use at DOE sites.
The Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program (DOE-VPP) results in
safety management systems that compare to the best in industry. International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000 can be used to independently
validate successful environmental management systems. Any or all of these
programs are available to improve the safe management of chemicals at DOE sites.
In conclusion, the first measure of successful ISM implementation is the
verification of the site's program. Guidelines for ISM verification can be found in
the ISM Team Leaders Handbook (DOE-HDBK-3027-99). One step in the
verification process is to develop Lines of Inquiry (LOI) for specific subject areas.
The CSTC has developed a number of LOI (see Appendix A), which may be used
Lines of Inquiry
by subject matter experts (SME) to evaluate a site's chemical management