ISMS GUIDELINES FOR FACILITY DISPOSITION AND
DEFINE THE WORK SCOPE
Integrating ES&H Considerations into Work Planning Activities
A multidisciplined project team, including Project Management, IH, Industrial Safety,
Construction Safety, Health Physics, Facility Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Protection,
Waste Management, Environmental Protection, regulators, and workers, as appropriate,
evaluates available facility data (e.g., budget, schedule, existing ES&H documents, and ORPS
data) and provides input to the development of a project plan.
The project plan defines ES&H requirements and standards, performance measures and metrics,
ISM approach, ES&H authorities and responsibilities, and safety management strategy.
Stakeholders' issues/expectations are identified, clearly understood, and reflected in project
The project plan specifies an approach for ensuring that subcontractor ES&H programs are
adequate, in place, and monitored.
For decommissioning projects, an evaluation is made of the CERCLA non-time-critical removal
action provisions (Policy on Decommissioning Department of Energy Facilities Under
CERCLA," May 22, 1995 joint memorandum from Steven A. Herman (EPA), Elliot P. Laws
(EPA) and Thomas Grumbly (DOE) to U.S. EPA Regional Office and U.S. DOE Operations
Offices) and a strategy is developed for integrating ES&H activities, documentation, and review
and approval required by DOE directives.
Work packages are prepared during the planning of specific work tasks, using first-line
supervisors, workers, and safety personnel. Work packages provide details regarding proposed
work scope and methods; identify task hazards; specify required training, necessary work
permits, and appropriate controls for worker protection; and specific appropriate emergency
response actions. Work packages should be screened against the approved facility safety basis.
Resources are effectively allocated to address ES&H, programmatic, and operational
considerations. Protecting the public, workers, and environment is a priority when activities are
planned and performed (i.e., S&H risk of the workers, public, and the environment will not be
compromised, with a high priority placed on managing and reducing risks in the workplace, as
well as reducing risks to the public and the environment).
ES&H support required for the project work scope and the associated skill mix and funding
required to adequately provide this support is identified.
Site/project ES&H issues and vulnerabilities, including personnel, skill mix, and funding issues,
are identified and strategies for addressing these issues are presented.
Hazard Identification and Characterization
All relevant information describing the facility and hazards is collected. Valuable sources
include existing Documented Safety Analyses, Health and Safety Plans, Environmental Impact
Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), permits, waste management plans, waste
analysis plans, contingency plans, design documents, operational records, purchasing records,
MSDSs, medical and environmental reporting data, and Unusual Occurrence Reports (UORs),
CERCLA preliminary assessments/site investigations and RCRA facility investigations