a thorough understanding of the work to be performed and of the hazards associated
with that work and on knowledge of appropriate controls to identify a set of standards
(The Work Smart Standards set) that when implemented will provide reasonable
assurance of adequate protection of the workers, public and environment. The
requirements and process for approval of the Work Smart Standards set are within DOE
How do we know that the Work Smart Standards set will provide adequate protection?
Each element of the N&S Closure Process is designed to establish confidence in the
governing set of standards resulting from proper Process application. Key features of
the Process are teams of knowledgeable people well grounded in the work and hazards,
technical justification, peer review and stakeholder involvement. All of these are
hallmarks of successful standards and regulatory processes.
The N&S Closure Process emphasizes:
Team-enhanced collective competence, knowledge, and experience of qualified
Thorough understanding of the work and associated hazards and of experience-
supported controls for those hazards.
A documented justification, available for review of the correctness of the WSS set
for the work and the hazards.
The identification, review, and approval practices of the N&S Closure Process.
These key features of the Process, joint DOE and Contractor approval of the standards
set, continuing feedback and improvement with rigorous change control provide
confidence in the protection provided by a properly implemented standards set.