ISMS GUIDELINES FOR FACILITY DISPOSITION AND
Workers, first-line supervisors, and safety personnel are involved in walkdowns of the work on
an as-needed basis to review the steps associated with a task and to identify the hazards
associated with the workplace and the chosen work methods.
DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT HAZARD CONTROLS
Worker Safety Controls
ES&H requirements/standards, including controls stemming from baseline documentation and
commitments, are effectively translated into work procedures and instructions. The strategy for
establishing safety controls for facility disposition workers is consistent with the hierarchy
specified in DOE O 440.1.
Operational safety commitments for each work method are clearly identified and reflected in the
task work plan or package.
Personnel qualifications and training requirements are derived from the hazard analyses and are
clearly specified in work packages.
Task sequences, prerequisites, and hold points related to ES&H are documented in the work
Facility Safety Controls
An evaluation is made based on the hazard analysis results and planning data for the facility
safety controls needed during disposition activities. Existing safety controls may be retired
during the course of a disposition activity when the hazardous condition being controlled is no
longer present, the hazardous substances are no longer present, the substance's form has
changed to a less dispersible form, or the quantity of substance has been reduced to a level
where the consequences of potential exposure no longer present a concern.
Establishment of safety controls considers uncertainties in material inventories or hazardous
conditions and uses conservative assumptions in designating controls.
Hold points are established for conducting characterization or additional analysis to determine if
the condition warrants establishing or changing a safety control.
Assumptions pertaining to location, forms, or quantities of hazardous substances are sufficiently
conservative to ensure that safety is not compromised before or during characterization
Safety Basis Documentation
Safety Basis documentation clearly reflects disposition work scope and anticipated hazards and
their associated controls, including safety equipment functional and performance requirements,
as well as administrative controls and programmatic commitments.
Approval of the safety basis documents has been secured consistent with designated Program
Secretarial Officer's delegation of authority protocols as well as site protocols.
Information needed to be included in worker training related to controls, commitments, or
operating limits has been clearly documented and transferred to the person or organization
responsible for creating the training module(s).